British Waterbed Company - FAQ Question 9
Are there medical benefits with a waterbed?
Many. In fact, the medical benefits of waterbeds were being appreciated and developed long before the modern commercial waterbed was in production. It was realised that 'the state of weightlessness' relieved bedsores and assisted in the repair of burn injuries. The gentle, even support and warmth of a waterbed is particularly beneficial to those suffering from arthritis or rheumatism. Waterbeds are extensively used in the care of premature babies and have been of great help to pregnant and nursing mothers.
They are also highly recommended for asthma and allergy sufferers because a water-filled mattress cannot absorb dust of bacteria. They are easily cleaned with a mild disinfectant and the removable, washable covers can be laundered free of the irritating house dust mite.
Research has also shown that people fall asleep faster on a waterbed and that a good night's sleep is one of the best forms of medication in any type of illness. The support, comfort and warmth all contribute to better health and a more relaxed state of mind.
(For more in-depth information on the various health benefits a waterbed can have, see this page)