Which waterbed is right for me?

Dispel myths and find the right model

Kategorien: Furnish Home

Instead of a conventional mattress, you want a waterbed in the house this time? When buying a new water-filled sleeping mattress there are many questions to be answered. Does the model support my back ideally? Is the mattress warm enough? Does it keep me tight when I sleep? We will dispel common myths and help you with the purchase decision. There are many sensible sleep solutions. People who decide to buy a waterbed do so for medical reasons. This type of bed can significantly relieve back pain. However, to do so, they must be adapted to your body, your figure and your sleeping habits.
Which waterbed is right for me? / a waterbed© denisismagilov / Fotolia

Just as you have to pay attention to the degree of firmness and the type of filling of a conventional mattress, this is also the case with a waterbed. If everything is correctly adjusted, nothing stands in the way of a comfortable sleep. However, there are still some doubts that need to be cleared up before making the final decision. Prospective buyers often shy away from the high electricity costs, they fear water leaks or brittle ceilings in the house.

High electricity costs
In fact, a waterbed is a small power guzzler. According to the Fachverband Wasserbett e.V., the benchmark for a dual model is a power consumption of about 1.32 kWh to 1.53 kWh per day. This is because the beds are heated. Even with the latest energy-saving technologies, you will still have a certain amount of electricity to spare every month, as the beds are to be kept at a constant temperature of around 28 degrees. The amount of electricity costs depends not only on the set temperature but also on other factors such as the outside temperature and the size of the bed.

Water leaks under the bed
You do not have to fear a condition reminiscent of a broken water pipe in the house. Since the water inside is not under pressure, the water core cannot burst. Usually the beds are tight. Should there be a leak in exceptional cases, this is not dramatic. There is a safety tub under the mattress which catches dripping water. A leak can also be quickly sealed so that you can continue to sleep.

Heavy weight
The mattresses weigh quite a lot and are considerably heavier than other bed systems. For example, a double waterbed can sometimes weigh 600 kilograms. Fears are spreading that the ceiling could break through in the house. But in 99 percent of the cases there is no need to worry, the trade association reassures. Once the decision to buy has been made, you should weigh up which model comes into question and how to equip your new bed.

Uno or dual water beds
For singles and all those who want to sleep alone, the Uno model is recommended. It is characterized by a continuous water core with a heating system. For two persons a duo system is useful. It contains two separate water cores and two heating systems in a double bed. The advantage is that they don't feel the vibration when their partner turns around.

Hardside or softside models
Occasionally you can still see Hardside models. They are considered to be a prototype: a kind of water bag that is carried by a bed frame. It makes it more difficult to get in and out. These beds are obsolete today because soft-side models simply offer more advantages. Softside models can be built into any bed frame or used as a free-standing bed. The water core is softly bordered with foam, making it easy to get in and out.
Which waterbed is right for me? / a woman on a waterbed© LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS / Fotolia

Hygienic requirements
While conventional mattresses are ventilated from below, this is not the case with the waterbed. Therefore, boil-proof pads or covers are recommended for sleeping. Your new bed has a great hygienic advantage: mites hardly find a breeding ground. Nevertheless, it is important to clean the beds regularly so that no skin scales settle down. Once you have decided on a suitable model and all the components are coordinated, you can enjoy your new bed base for at least ten years. This is how long a water mattress usually lasts, promises the specialist trade.

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