It’s important to consider a different set of factors when choosing a water bed.The purpose of a mattress is to support your body weight evenly, so you get a good night’s rest.If you have decided a water bed is right for your needs, take a few moments to prepare before you get started to determine what type of bed you need, whether or not you can fit it in your space, and what equipment you will need to get your new bed.
Step 1: Waveless ratings can be considered.
Finding one with the right amount of movement is probably the most important aspect of choosing the best water bed.The wave effect makes the water bed different from a traditional mattress.Too much movement can keep you up at night.The waveless rating shows how quickly the mattress comes back to normal.The waveless rating on most water beds is between 100 and 85%.Almost immediately after movement, 100% waveless mattresses return to stability.The air, water, and fiber layers within the mattress are used to achieve maximum stability.Waveless mattresses move for a few seconds before calming.The most common type of water bed mattress.They feel like a non-water mattress when entering and exiting the bed.When you shift positions, waveless mattresses can move for several seconds.This range may be ideal if you are looking for a water bed that has a rocking, cradling movement to help you sleep.Full-motion water beds are 85% or less waveless mattress.These are hard sided water beds with a large water bladder inside.Most people think of this when they think about water beds.Most people won’t likely get adequate support on these mattresses.
Step 2: Determine the ideal thickness and number of fiber layers.
The goal of a water bed is to cradle the body and relieve stress.Some water mattresses are too soft, and they create a hammock effect where the body dips down in the middle and lifts up at the head and feet.The support and stability offered by water beds can be improved by layers of fiber material.The more layers, the less hammocking effect.When you shift positions, thicker fiber layers move more slowly.
Step 3: Try out the water beds.
It is important that you understand the differences between the two main types of water bed.A hard sided water bed is a type where a water mattress is held in shape by a bed frame.Water beds are similar to traditional mattresses.The water mattress fits into the softer materials of the foundation and edges.Large hard sided mattresses offer greater motion.You will need to adjust the rest of your furniture and bedding to fit the bed frame.California bedding sizes are needed for water bed mattresses.Traditional mattresses are more similar to soft sided mattresses.They can be placed on your bed frame and covered with bed linens.
Step 4: Talk to people that own water beds.
You can find reviews online if you don’t know anyone who has used a water mattress.In some cases, water bed owners will include videos of themselves getting into and out of the bed, and discussing their comfort levels.You can reach out to water bed owners via online question and answer forums.Answers can be found in the comments sections of online water bed retailers.
Step 5: You can research water bed retailers.
It is important to try out any mattress before buying it.If you have never had a water bed before, this becomes even more important.You can find water beds or water bed specific suppliers in furniture stores.You can find furniture retailers online.If water beds are not listed, ask if they carry them.Call the mattress retail locations in your area to see if they have water beds.If your local furniture or mattress retailers don’t sell water beds, you may be able to find one at a nearby store.You may want to consider ordering a water bed online, but make sure they allow in home trials and returns as you won’t be able to test the mattress in advance.
Step 6: You can visit a water bed retailer.
You should go to the water bed store if you want to try out the different types of water beds.Make sure the retailer has water beds for you to try.The store may not have any water beds on display.Some locations will set up water beds for you to try.If you’re not happy with the water beds you test in your home, you can return them.If you are able to test a water bed mattress in a store, ask about return policies and home trials.After several nights of sleep, a mattress that seems comfortable for a few moments in a store may not be as comfortable.
Step 7: Take a look at your room and bed frame.
Make sure you have enough room to fill your water bed.This is important if you are buying a hard sided water bed that can take up more space than a traditional bed frame.Measure your room and bed frame to find the best position for your water bed.Taking extra time to find the right position in advance is important since you will need to drain and refill the water bed in order to move it.
Step 8: The bed needs to be close to the outlets.
If you fill your water bed with water, you need to be close to an outlet to keep it plugged in.The heating element of the mattress should be away from the fill point for your safety.Water beds are very cold without a temperature regulating system.It is important to keep a temperature that is comfortable.Stress relief for the joints is provided by the heat.Before opening the fill point of your water bed, make sure the water mattress heater is unplugged.
Step 9: Purchase bedding for the water bed.
Soft sided water mattresses can be fitted with traditional bed linens, but you should ask the retailer you purchase from about special bedding sizes.California size bedding is needed for most hard sided water beds.
Step 10: The water bed needs to be cleaned.
You should care for the vinyl if you want your water mattress to last.Skin, oils, fibers, and dust are absorbed by vinyl over time.It can become hard making the water bed less comfortable.The vinyl cleaner keeps the material softer.You should change your sheets at least once a month.
Step 11: The water should be treated.
The water inside your water mattress can become stagnant.Purchase water treatments and apply them as you please.Water treatments usually come in the form of tablets or drops that need to be released into the fill spout of your mattress once a month.It is easy to give these water treatments at the same time you clean your mattress and change your linens.You should refill the mattress once a year.
Step 12: There is a repair kit on hand.
Even though you are careful with your water bed, leaks still happen.It is important to have a repair kit with you at all times.If your mattress has a lot of punctures, it may be time to replace it.
Step 13: You can try out beds with your partner.
Before purchasing a water mattress, make sure to include your bed partner in the purchase process.The amount of support, movement, and temperature associated with the water bed need to be comfortable for both of you.Try out mattresses that meet both of your needs.
Step 14: How can you help your new partner get used to the water bed?
The adjustment process can be more difficult if you already own a water bed.If you share space with others, you may need to buy a mattress with a higher waveless rating.You may be able to purchase mattress covers or retainers that reduce motion.Extra padding can be used to reduce heat for one partner or the other.
Step 15: Consider dual mattresses.
The mattress selection process is easier if you and your partner are similar in size and weight.If you and your partner are significantly different heights or weights, the selection may be more difficult as a see-saw effect can occur where the weight of one partner lifts the other during sleep.A dual mattress may be the best option.They allow you and your bed partner to specify their own comfort levels, but they can only be fitted into a hard sided or soft sided frame.Compared with a single water mattress, your movements won’t have a big effect on your partner.
Step 16: Look into the water.
You can have a series of connected tubules instead of a single or double flat mattress.Your weight and movement have less effect on your partner because each tube is separated.While these mattresses have higher waveless ratings, they do not offer the same level of support as traditional water beds with fiber layers.The bottom of your bed frame is more likely to be touched by you.