Like sleeping on clouds … Does this saying apply to water beds? After all, clouds are made up of tiny drops of water that float in the air. And if you’ve ever slept on a waterbed, you know exactly what a unique experience it can be. Almost since its invention in the 19th century, the waterbed has been a favorite of many households around the world. In 2020, too, it will be one of the most popular beds on the market, especially in Germany. And for good reasons! It ensures a restful sleep, impeccable hygiene and excellent lying comfort. It even promotes a healthy sleeping position and thus relieves back and neck pain. Before you do your own though Waterbed there is one more thing you should know about it. Just read on!
Buy a mono or duo system waterbed?
The first thing you should determine before buying your own waterbed is whether you prefer a mono or a duo system. These terms simply refer to whether you want one mattress or two. Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, however, it is entirely up to you and your needs.
For example, the mono system is generally considered more comfortable because the water surface is larger and your weight is evenly distributed. At the same time, you could feel vibrations if your sleeping partner is restless or just turns around while sleeping.
In the event that you and your partner have a weight difference greater than 15 kg, then a duo system is strongly recommended. With this option, you can both completely personalize your own mattress and adjust the firmness (stabilization) and warmth as you wish.
Buy a hard-side or soft-side waterbed?
Have you considered buying one or two mattresses for your waterbed? Now you have to decide between a hardside and a softside waterbed. But what is the meaning behind these terms? The explanation is a lot easier than you think.
With the Hardside waterbed, your water mattress is placed in a hard wooden bed frame. This design has changed little over the decades and is most similar to the traditional bed frame. Since the hardside option makes getting in and out more difficult and also increases energy consumption when heating, it is no longer as popular as it was a few years ago.
On the contrary, the softside water mattress is the first choice of consumers in the 21st century. An edge made of soft polyester foam is used here, which not only provides a soft bed edge, but also makes getting in and out of the bed easier. Due to the high thermal insulation of polyester foam, you also save a lot of electricity costs.
Buy carbon or ceramic heating for the waterbed?
In contrast to traditional beds, the water bed has to be heated to around 25-28 degrees per day using a special heating system. This may sound a little daunting now, but it isn’t. While the waterbed was considered a real luxury a few years ago because of this, heating costs are not that bad nowadays. In fact, you can expect an average consumption of approx. 481.8 KwH per year – about the same as your electric stove or freezer consumes per year.
The choice of the heating system now determines the exact values. You can choose between carbon and ceramic heating. Ceramic heating elements are usually more economical, but carbon heaters are more energy-efficient, more robust and also more nature-friendly (recyclable materials).
Waterbed with a box spring look
For some time now, American box spring beds with their timeless design have gained enormous popularity. So it’s no wonder that waterbeds quickly followed this trend. That Box spring water bed can now hardly be distinguished from the original. It combines the uniquely modern look of the box spring bed with the weightless comfort and wellbeing of the water bed.
Comfortable, beneficial, durable, adjustable, hygienic, easy to care for – these are only a fraction of all the advantages of the modern waterbed. So what more could you ask for from a bed?!