Important Tips About Choosing The Best Waterbed Mattress
When it comes to selecting the waterbed mattress that’s best for you it’s a good idea to take a moment and think about how you sleep. Consider if you or your partner are restless sleepers, if you have back problems or if you like being rocked to sleep. And of course it pays to do your homework so you know the various types of waterbed mattresses that are available to help with your needs. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting the waterbed mattress that’s best for you.
In the 1960s the first type of waterbeds, free flow mattresses, became available. Free flow mattresses gave sleepers the feeling of sleeping on a boat. At the time technology didn’t exist to control the flow of water. And if your sleeping partner was significantly bigger than you, your bed was lopsided, with the two of you colliding and sinking in the middle of the mattress each night.
Improvements to waterbed mattresses have arrived
Fortunately, waterbed mattresses have drastically improved since their inception, with a vast majority of models now using layers of fiber to reduce the movement of water in the mattress and increase overall body support. Today, how much motion you want in your waterbed mattress is up to you. Waterbed mattresses with six fiber layers won’t move at all but those without layers can move for 20 seconds or longer. If you suffer from back or muscular pain, a waterbed mattress with extra fiber layers will provide better lumbar support. If you are a sound sleeper but your partner is more restless, a dual bladder waterbed mattress that lets you customize each side separately, allowing for separate temperature control as well as different levels of stability and lumbar support may be the answer.
Modern waterbed mattresses fall into two categories
The two choices available are called hardside and softside waterbeds. Hardside waterbeds are the traditional frame-style bed with hard wooden sides. For those sleepers who don’t mind sloshing around or simply looking for the nostalgia of the beds, free flow mattresses are still available. But if you prefer less movement, semi-waveless mattresses with fiber batting and interconnected water chambers have less movement. And if you want to feel hardly any movement at all, super and ultra waveless mattresses made with a combination of fiber and water chambers are can be great choices.
Softside waterbeds are another option. If you want to experience the same contouring and pressure free support of water without needing a wood frame in order for the waterbed mattress to keep its form, a softside mattress is the alternative. A softside waterbed mattress will fit your existing bedroom furniture so you don’t need special bed sheets. You can purchase the same sheets for a standard innerspring mattress that you would for a softside waterbed mattress and you don’t have to change the décor in your bedroom to match a hardside waterbed frame either. Depending on your preferences and physical needs, softside mattresses can have either a shallowfill, midfill, or deepfill for increasing firmness.
Another feature waterbed sleepers enjoy is a waterbed heater. Long recognized for its therapeutic benefits, experts recommend keeping a waterbed heater set no more than 90 degrees overnight although temperature setting is subjective. You’ll also want to use waterbed conditioner. Such conditioners keep mold and bacteria from growing inside your mattress. Keeping your mattress clean ,burped and pouring the liquid treatment into your waterbed’s bladder once a year is all that’s necessary.
Armed with these waterbed facts, you’re ready to visit STLbeds to find the waterbed mattress that feels best to you.