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Waterbeds Construction

Waterbeds primarily consist of two types, hard-sided beds and soft-sided beds.

A hard-sided waterbed consists of a water-containing mattress inside a rectangular frame of wood resting on a  plywood deck that sits on a platform. Platforms may incorporate drawer systems for storage. Frames may be decorative, with elaborate headboards or tall posts.

A soft-sided waterbed consists of a water-containing mattress inside of a rectangular frame of sturdy foam, zippered inside of a fabric casing, which sits on a platform. The effect is to look like a conventional bed and is designed to fit into existing bedroom furniture. The platform usually looks like a conventional foundation or box spring, and sits atop a much-stronger-than-normal metal frame.

Softside Waterbed 160×200 cm with two waterchambers and flexible chamberisolation inside
Early waterbed mattresses and many inexpensive modern mattresses have only one water chamber. These mattresses are commonly described in the industry as “free flow” mattresses. When the water mass was disturbed, significant wave-action could be felt. They needed some time to stabilize after a disturbance. Later types employed wave-reducing methods, including fiber batting and interconnected water chambers. More expensive “waveless” modern waterbeds have a mixture of air and water chambers, usually interconnected.

 plywood deck                                          heating pad

Water beds are normally heated. Temperature is controlled via a thermostat and set to personal preference, but is most commonly average skin temperature, 30 °C (86 °F). A typical heating pad consumes 150–400 watts of power.

Depending on insulation, bedding, temperature, use and other things, electricity usage may vary significantly.

Waterbeds are usually constructed from vinyl or similar material. They can be repaired with nearly any vinyl repair kit.


 Q&A about waterbeds
1) Waterbed Cost
We spend more money in Thailand on sleeping pills and other sleep inducing remedies than we do on beds.
2) Ergonomic Support
There is no other sleep system that provides the total body support, pressure reduced comfort, hygiene and durability of a waterbed.
3) Waterbed Expense
There are more myths and misconceptions about waterbeds than any other type of bed – especially in Britain. The myths include the misconceptions that they make you seasick, or that they are expensive, or that they puncture easily, or that they are too heavy for British homes. All of these are wrong!
4) Punctures
All waterbeds have a built in vinyl safety liner so that if you puncture the vinyl water mattress, any spill will be contained in the liner to prevent it from leaking onto the floor. (Leaks are rare. If required, a repair kit specifically designed to mend vinyl waterbed punctures is available from us). Once repaired, the mattress will continue to be fully useable for the rest of its natural life.
5) Waterbed History
The waterbed has come a long way in 3000 years, from the Persians original idea of sleeping on sun-warmed goatskin water bags to today’s sophisticated floatation systems
6) Sleep Disturbance
Approximately 30% of all people suffer some form of sleep disturbance. On a standard bed, most people change position about 60 times a night to relieve uncomfortable pressure points. The total body support of a waterbed minimizes this pressure and the need to toss and turn.
7) Sleeping on a Waterbed
The sensation of sleeping on a waterbed is very soothing, relaxing and conductive to good sleep. Waterbeds can be as stable as conventional beds.
8) Arthritis/Rheumatism
Medical studies have shown that the equal distribution of body weight, as on a waterbed, benefits everybody, especially those suffering from arthritis and rheumatism.
9) Backache Relief
At one time or another during our lives, we nearly all suffer some form of back pain 10) Theraputic Heat
One of the most effective means of relieving pain and relaxing back muscles is the application of heat. Most waterbeds are heated. It is this natural warmth and the muscle relaxing comfort that make waterbed indispensable to their owners.
11) Hygiene
Waterbeds are very hygienic. The vinyl mattress helps to prevent a build up of dust or mites. The cleanliness of waterbeds is a boon for sufferers of asthma or allergies
12) Life Span
Waterbeds are very durable. The normal life of a well maintained vinyl water mattress is approximately 10 – 15 years.
13) Sagging Waterbeds?
Waterbeds never sag. That means you will never need to turn the mattress or end up putting a board underneath it. Even a decade later the bed is as comfortable and supportive as the first night you use it. Overall, an excellent investment
14) It Won’t Burst
Developments in vinyl production and their supporting frames mean that today’s waterbeds are free from any internal pressure, i.e. they can never burst. In fact, you can open the fill valve of a full waterbed, sit on the mattress and no water will spill from it. Imagine the vinyl simply as a skin around the water. The vinyl helps the water to upport your body weight while it ensures you remain dry and comfortable.
15) Waterbed Installation
Waterbeds are nearly always installed by your supplier. Our recommendation would be to have your waterbed professionally installed in your home.
16) Waterbed Maintenance
After installation the only maintenance required is the addition of a special water conditioner every six months. The conditioner helps to maintain the suppleness of the vinyl. Regular wiping of the vinyl mattress with an approved vinyl cleaner is also recommended.
17) Did You Know?
Our bodies are over 80% water.
18) Choosing the Size
You should always buy the largest bed that will fit into your bedroom.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Health

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