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Switching from a Regular Mattress to a Waterbed

Switching to a Waterbed: A Wave of Comfort or a Ripple of Concern?
Like many, you may be one of those people who are in a constant search for a better way to sleep. If so, then you are already aware of the myriad of choices of sleeping methods available to you.
Bed choices include memory foam, polyfoam, air mattresses, futons, hospital grade beds, coil style beds, trundle beds, daybeds and more.

Have you thought of a waterbed?
Waterbeds have a special something that other beds don't have - a mattress filled with water.
A unique and invigorating way to sleep, waterbeds have been around for many years now.
They have distinct advantages that many people swear by.
Certainly, in searching for a good night's sleep, many have turned to waterbeds.
Waterbeds do provide an extraordinary custom comfort and a floating sensation that is hard to replicate.
But is making the switch from a traditional mattress to a waterbed the right move for you? Let's dive into the depths of this decision.

The Attraction of Waterbeds
Waterbeds have evolved significantly since their heyday in the 80s. Modern waterbeds offer a range of benefits that might tempt anyone looking for a method of sleep that is a more adventurous yet viable option from their regular mattress.
Body Support: Because you are sleeping on a bed of water, the strain on certain body parts becomes less pressurized. In other words, sleeping on water will give body pressure points such as the hip, shoulder and back a more custom and pleasurable way to sleep. Waterbeds allow those body pressure points to conform to your unique body shape, distributing one's body weight evenly, no matter the type of body you may have.
Back Pain: Another advantage to waterbeds is less pressure on the spine, which can greatly help with back pain.
Different Comfort Levels: Waterbeds allow you to vary the temperature of the water for a more pleasing way to sleep. You can purchase a wide variety of 'wave' actions - from a lot of waves to no waves, and everything in between. Being able to adjust the firmness of a waterbed mattress is another positive trait. Simply adding or decreasing the amount of water can help with how firm a waterbed mattress can be.
Durability: Many believe that a waterbed mattress is more susceptible to tearing and leakage. However, as long as you take care of your waterbed, and as long as you perform occasional maintenance, a waterbed can last much longer than a regular or traditional mattress.

Reflections Before Making the Switch
Making the leap from a regular mattress to a waterbed has various considerations.
Maintenance: Every 6 months or so, conditioner should be inserted into the interior of the waterbed bladder. Using the same conditioner, applying it on the exterior of the bladder will help to keep it supple.
Cost: Just as a more comfortable regular mattress costs more, keep in mind that waterbeds do have many different accessories, sizes, features and styles to choose from, all of which can change the price of a waterbed.
Weight: Modern homes are built strong and there is no problem with having a waterbed in any room of your house or apartment.
Moving a Waterbed: Waterbeds need to be drained before moving them. So if you want to rearrange your bedroom, you will need to drain your waterbed before moving it.

Is a Waterbed Right for You?
Before you make the leap, think about your personal preferences and needs. Do you enjoy the sensation of floating? Are you looking for relief from back pain and other body ailments? Can you commit to the maintenance a waterbed requires? If so, a waterbed might be the perfect sleep solution for you.
Switching from a regular mattress to a waterbed is a personal choice that comes with its own set of pros and cons. The allure of a waterbed's comfort and support is strong. If you decide to ride the wave, a waterbed can give you a much improved sleep experience.

If you have any questions or concerns about switching to a waterbed you can call us at 1-800-428-7083.

 
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