Will a Waterbed Make Me Seasick?
This entry was posted on December 17, 2012.
The Waterbed had an interesting rise to fame, and with any celebrity, there is a ton of misinformation out there. It is hard to separate the truth from fiction, especially with the accessibility of the Internet. However, there is one rumor in particular that has haunted the Waterbed for years: can a waterbed cause seasickness?
According to Wikipedia, Seasickness is a form of motion sickness characterized by a feeling of nausea and, in extreme cases, vertigo, experienced after spending time on a craft on water. The condition is caused by the rocking motion of the craft because the brain is receiving conflicting signals. Our brain thinks that we are still but our ears sense motion.
Wouldn't the rocking motion on a Boyd Free Flow Waterbed cause sea sicknesses though? In fact, even on these beds, it is impossible to get seasick.
This is because the motion subsides when you stop moving meaning there are no conflicting signals to the brain.
In fact, there are no verifiable stories of anyone suffering from this problem and that's just with a free flow mattress. With a mattress like the Ultra Waveless Boyd Contura Form 6 Waterbed, the motion absorption fiber would immediately prevent the kind of rocking that would simulate motion sickness.
For those who fear any sort of water swaying sensation, a softside waterbed like the Lilac 11" Softside Waterbed Mattress with Memory Foam has all the benefits of water but with added memory foam and fiber that eliminates any water motion while still eradicating uncomfortable pressure points.