- A waterbed can fall through a floor
In all my years of the waterbed business I have only heard of one instance of a waterbed in fact falling through a floor and this involved a weakened floor from a house fire. Lets face it waterbeds have been on the market since the 70’s, who do you know who has had a waterbed that has fallen through his or her ceiling? My guess is no one. For more info contact your insurance agent, local contractors, or structural engineer, they will put to rest this waterbed myth.
- Waterbeds can pop, burst, or leak leaving my house in a flooded state of ruin.
Sure it is possible to have a leak but the majority of them are either small fatigue cracks or pinhole size punctures that can be repaired. Leaks usually only consist of a few gallons of water that are held by a safety liner. Interestingly I have seen mattresses filled to twice their normal fill capacity and not pop or burst, as compared to daily normal usage these excessive pressures don’t exist. Back several years ago Bigfoot demonstrated the strength of a water mattress by driving over it in a TV commercial.
- Waterbed heaters are expensive to operate
Today’s average waterbed heater costs approximately $7.00 – $12.00 a month to maintain. This is usually offset by the fact that the temperature in the bedroom can be lowered dramatically saving you money. Most people do not take into account the health benefits from a heated waterbed such as muscles that are soothed and relaxed. This benefits us by falling asleep faster and waking up less stiff store in the morning.
- It is not easy to get in and out or even turn over in a water bed
It is true that hardside waterbeds are hard to get in and out of and turn over in. Some ease of movement and surface transition can be gained by purchasing a more stable and supportive baffled replacement mattress. A better choice is the softside waterbed with their softer foam racetrack edge that makes getting in and out of a waterbed incredibly simple.
- Waterbeds are unhealthy and bad for your back
Skeptics who know little to nothing about mattresses including waterbeds usually bring about comments like these. Unfortunately many of these remarks come from professionals that include doctors and chiropractors who have had little if any training what so ever in mattress construction, mattress support, or anything else to do with a mattress for that matter. Many people feel that waterbeds benefits and comfort exceed that of mattresses and boxsprings especially with the newer soft side waterbeds.
- Waterbeds are hard to take care of
Waterbeds simply require adding conditioner one time a year with the correct treatment that is quite inexpensive. The waterbed mattress must be burped to extract the air that makes noise, but also makes the water mattress more comfortable to sleep on. No turning, flipping, or heavy lifting is required in regular care of a waterbed. These beds require more time to move, but for the few times this is done, most waterbed owners find it is worth the extra effort.
- Waterbeds use odd size sheets and comforters that are expensive and hard to find
This is true of hardside waterbeds. They use special sized water bed sheets. This is not true of soft side waterbeds, which use the same conventional sheet sizes that are used on conventional coil spring mattresses. Softside waterbeds are much easier to make and have virtually no weight in the corners while lifting to put on the sheets.
- The movement of a waterbed will wake my partner
Most people are unaware but waterbed technology often exceeds most mattresses and boxsprings when it comes to motion transfer. This is because of highly baffled mattresses that not only increase support but also eliminate movement in the watermattress. Dual configured waterbeds help chamber and isolate the water for each side of the bed while reducing weight displacement.
- Waterbeds are known for making people seasick.
Over 22 years of people trying our waterbeds I have never had to make the infamous call over the intercom “clean up in isle 5”. Sleeping on a waterbed mattress is similar to floating on your back without the feeling of possibly drowning or an occasional wave splashing your face. This is not like being in a boat. I like to assimilate it to food; you will never know if you like it until you try it. The same can be said for waterbeds and most people who try a water bed really end up liking a water bed.
- I had a waterbed and hated it
I cannot tell you how many times I heard this and I wanted to simply scream. 9 9/10 out 10 (and yes that’s a real stat) people who claimed not liking their waterbeds owned free flow or Semi waveless or waveless waterbeds. Lets get real here, these particular models are the cheapest, least supportive, and most uncomfortable waterbed mattresses offered. Often people chose these products thinking little money invested, little money to lose. The problem is to this day these same people swear that waterbeds are junk. I think they got exactly what they paid for. These same people often spent $1000. on a pretty bed frame and headboard with drawers and $40. – & 200. on a low-priced, poorly constructed, back aggravator of a waterbed mattress that they may as well not bought in the first place.
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