Are you thinking of buying a waterbed, but are a bit unsure about your decision?
If you are new to waterbeds, then you likely have a few questions.
There are distinct advantages to owning a waterbed, and there are some things you have probably never even thought about.
We present a few ideas that will help you with your decision.
Floating is Fun!
First, letís start by saying that sleeping on a waterbed is a very unique and singular experience.
If you've slept on a traditional mattress your whole life, then you will be surprised by the new sleeping experience that waterbeds can bring to your life.
After all, you're going to spend a third of your life in bed, so it makes sense to do it in a unique and delightful way.
You may be worried that the waves from a waterbed will cause you or your partner discomfort from tossing and turning at night.
Modern waterbeds are available in many styles these days including both free flowing and waveless, and everything in between. So whether you enjoy a 'wavy' mattress or a totally 'no wave' mattress, you have a variety to choose from. You won't have to worry about being disturbed by the tossing and turning of your partner.
A softside waterbed looks just like a regular mattress. They come in the same sizes as a traditional mattress, so all your existing sheets, bedding, box spring, frame and headboard will work fine with your new softside mattress.
Softside waterbeds use a high density foam wall around the sides and edges, not wood framing like a traditional mattress. That is what supports the water.
Think about it, would you rather have wood and springs, or water supporting your body when you sleep?
Some waterbeds even have separate chambers on each half of the mattress, so two people can sleep independently from one another.
Known as a dual mattress, it also includes separate heater controls, so each parson can adjust the temperature to their liking, and is also available with 'Pillowtop' or 'Plushtop', for even more comfort while you sleep.
If you prefer the original look and feel of a hardside waterbed, we have those available for purchase too.
Waterbed Leaks and Maintenance
The modern waterbed is safe and very durable. Waterbeds have a safety liner, which will catch any water leaks, so you don't have to worry about any water damage if your bed is punctured. Any repair that is needed is fixed very easily with a simple repair kit. Waterbeds are also virtually maintenance free. Just add some conditioner to the water every 6 months or so. This will keep your water conditioned, and at the same time keep the vinyl bladder supple.
Some people are concerned about the weight of a waterbed. This shouldn't be a mitigating factor on your decision to buy a waterbed. A waterbed weighs about the same as a dozen people or less. You wouldn't think twice about the weight of that many people sitting in your bedroom, so don't worry about this being an issue.
Another important consideration is the therapeutic aspects of a waterbed.
The even distribution of pressure on your body is something to consider, and for many people it can be imperative. Simply put, there is less strain and stress on your body, especially on the key pressure points like your hip, back, and shoulders.
Waterbeds can also help relieve muscle tension and are great for people with rheumatism, arthritis, bed sores, fibromyalgia and other physical problems.
Because you control the temperature of your bed, you can give your body more heat if needed. This will help your body heal, as heat is a considerable benefit to consider when dealing with aches and pains.
Waterbeds present a more healthy way to sleep too. They are a cleaner sleeping environment, and more hypoallergenic than a regular mattress. They are less prone to dust mites and the like. This is good news for allergy and asthma sufferers.
If you are thinking of purchasing a waterbed and have any questions, give us a call at 1-800-428-7083. We'll be happy to advise you on the best waterbed option for you and your family.