Waterbed Mattresses

Whether the lure of a waterbed mattress for you is crawling into warm sheets on a cold night or the more fluid movement they allow, there are many decisions that go into picking out the perfect one for your home. The days of one simple mattress fitting all beds are gone, as a water mattress these days can bring many of the same features and benefits of a regular coil bed.

Whether you need a little extra support for the back or want a firm feel while still having the sensation of sleeping on water, there are water bed mattresses on the market to suit your needs perfectly. The trick to finding the perfect water mattress for your home is to consider the many different options provided by a few of the top name brands on the market.

Boyd Waterbed Mattress

Boyd water bed mattresses offer range from 60-98% waveless and come with differing amounts of fiber layers inside the mattress to control the flow of water. While providing high quality mattresses at reasonable prices, they also consider additional needs of some consumers. They have models with extra lumbar support and even carry hydraulic mattresses. Dual mattresses can also be found, offering different levels of wave and support on each side of the bed.

Strobel Waterbed Mattresses

This manufacturer carries mattresses from 70-100% waveless. Besides standard waterbed mattresses made of high quality materials, they also offer a line excellent lumbar support and double mattresses with two different levels of firmness.

Sterling Waterbed Mattresses

This brand does not offer and many different models as the others, but the mattresses they do carry are high quality products with extra sidewall support. The semi-waveless mattresses range from 80-99% waveless, with different layers of fibers included in each model.

Waterbed Mattresses

What it is?

A waterbed mattress is the mattress used in a waterbed. It is a large, plastic, reinforced bag with a screw top so water can be pumped in. Water beds tend to be cold, so most users either heat them with an electronic heater placed directly under the mattress, or use a thermal layer to protect the sleeper from the temperature. Traditional “hard sided” waterbed mattresses are used with wooden frames, either on the floor or on platforms. New soft sided waterbed mattresses can be used without a frame.


Many users find waterbeds to be fun. The water sloshes back and forth in response the movements of the user, and this can be hypnotic and comforting. Also, water beds are excellent at conforming to the user, and provide varying levels of support based on how much water is used.


Water beds are heavy and not suitable for use in all structures – make sure you home can support the weight before you install one. Many apartment buildings and rental units do not allow them. Some users find the rocking motion disturbing, and the movement of one member of a couple usually felt by the sleeping partner.

Top Brands

Somma, Land and Sky, American National

Top Mattress Types