Originally constructed of soft PVC, waterbeds are a great option for any bedroom. In case of damage, you can easily repair them with a vinyl repair kit. Waterbeds are not new and were first mentioned by Mark Twain in 1871. The author wrote an article for The New York Times on 23 July 1871 in which he wrote about a new Beecher church in Maine. He mentioned that the infirmary used waterbeds instead of the usual invalid chairs on wheels.
Hard-sided waterbeds are more appealing to modern consumers
While the hard-sided waterbed is still around, new developments have significantly improved the design. For example, dual bladder waterbeds now feature customizable thermostatic controls. You can choose how firm or soft your bed feels, as well as the “wave-action” you want. Many retailers now offer a variety of hard-sided waterbed options. While they still look similar to their predecessors, new designs offer more features for modern consumers.
They have fewer challenges with filling and draining
When compared to a traditional mattress, waterbeds pose less of a challenge when it comes to filling and emptying. Typically, a hard-sided waterbed will not feature any upholstery on top of the bladder. Other factors to consider when choosing a waterbed include temperature control and motion separation. This article explores some of these options. Read on to learn more. Here are some benefits of a waterbed.
They have no wave reduction
One of the main differences between waterbeds and other beds is the amount of motion isolation. While waterbeds are generally good for relieving pain in pressure points, there is very little support for body contours. Waterbeds are not as supportive as foams and springs, and back sleepers may experience some discomfort. Additionally, waterbeds do not provide enough lumbar support to keep a back sleeper’s spine properly aligned.
They have dual adjustable cylinder support
Waterbeds can come with a dual adjustable cylinder support system, high-density pillow top, or individual cylinders. These are designed to reduce side-to-side motion and feature a 5-zone body matrix. The dual bladders can be filled to varying levels, based on the individual’s preferences. They also feature contoured fiber-flex support and a moisture barrier, which minimize pressure points and provide an almost weightless sleeping environment.
They have no heater
Energy usage varies widely with waterbeds. The California Department of Consumer Affairs calculated that a king waterbed with a quilted mattress pad, two sheets, and a comforter used 125 kWh per month or approximately 1,500 kWh per year. Compared to a standard king-size bed, a waterbed will use less energy compared to the same-sized king-size bed heated to 90 degrees in a 70-degree room.