Frequently Asked Questions about Waterbed Part II

Pregnant in the water bed?

As the pregnancy progresses, the mobility of most expectant mothers becomes more and more restricted in everyday life. This also affects sleep in many ways, as it is hardly possible to find a comfortable sleeping position and this often leads to muscle tension and back pain. An irritated sciatic nerve often causes major problems for pregnant women.

The search for a comfortable and healthy sleeping position is often a challenge for pregnant women in a conventional bed system: From a certain month of pregnancy onwards, pregnant women should no longer sleep on their backs because the growing baby with its weight, which can no longer be underestimated, has an unfavorable impact on them Can press the mother’s blood vessels. The side sleeping position, on the other hand, often leads to increased back pain – especially in the last trimester of pregnancy – so that basically only sleeping in the prone position appears to be a suitable solution. In a normal bed with a conventional mattress, however, it is almost impossible for pregnant women to sleep on their stomach, as this creates a lot of pressure on the stomach and thus also on the unborn child in the womb.

With the waterbed, however, even heavily pregnant women can lie on their stomach and sleep without any problems. This is made possible by the soft flexibility of the water mattress and even pressure distribution. Mothers-to-be are therefore in good hands in a water bed, as they experience both good support and relief here. A relaxed sleeping posture also promotes the best possible recovery.

The warmth conveyed by a heated water bed also has positive effects on the well-being of the expectant mother, because it allows the muscles to relax optimally and also enables the vegetative nervous system to regenerate.

Do you sweat in a waterbed?

In a waterbed you normally do not sweat more or less than in any other sleep system that is well tailored to your own requirements. Since there is the possibility of active temperature or heat regulation via the heating in the water bed, you can largely reduce sweating by choosing a temperature that suits your own needs. In the waterbed, the rising warmth ensures that the moisture is “drawn off” upwards, which is why there are no “deposits” as with conventional mattresses.

The water mattress should be briefly ventilated every day (removal of duvet and pillows) so that the moisture can “pull away”.

If you sweat or sweat excessively in your water bed, you should first check the temperature set on the heater and, if necessary, regulate it down or up (see: Temperature in the water bed? ). In addition, there may be other factors that, in conjunction with the heated water bed or independently of it, can lead to increased sweat production. This can include, for example, an incorrect room climate or an incorrectly chosen duvet.

Seasick in the water bed?


Seasickness is one of the travel and motion sicknesses. The physical symptoms of seasickness appear, including headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, when the body is exposed to unusual movements. Even if there is talk of seasickness, one can also get “seasick” on land as well as in the air. This leads to a contradiction between the perceptions of the organ of equilibrium in the ear and the sensory impressions, which the brain cannot process properly.

Since seasickness is primarily associated with water, it is understandable that many people ask themselves: “Do you get seasick in a water bed?” The reassuring answer is that there has not been a single known case of a water bed Seasickness there.

Of course, the body needs some time to get used to the new sleeping situation in the water bed. But he is quite able to adjust to the new lying conditions in the waterbed through sensory adaptation. Anyone who fears that they will not be able to cope well on a heavily moving water bed should opt for a high level of calming. With an F10 waterbed, almost no water movements are perceptible in this context.

Electricity in bed?

If you want to avoid electromagnetic fields during sleep or just feel uncomfortable when you think of an electricity-operated heater under a water container (worry is unfounded, since electricity accidents with a water bed are almost impossible), you can use the water bed heater before going to bed switch off or disconnect from the mains. In heating systems that have a time-controlled mains cut-off, this separation takes place automatically.

If the waterbed is without heating for 12 hours, its temperature only drops by about 0.5 ° C to 0.75 ° C, which is barely noticeable, so that there are no disadvantages if the heating is switched off overnight.

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