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Waterbed Accessories

  • How to Save Your Marriage

    Marriage is tough. Over 50% of all marriages end in divorce. And those marriages that don't end in divorce, aren't always happy.

    Nearly 1 in 4 couples sleep in separate rooms because of sleep disturbances caused by the other partner. Evidence shows that couples suffer 50% more sleep disturbances when they sleep together. In fact, it is estimated that 60% of homes will have dual master bedrooms by 2015 because of this trend.

    Sleeping apart can have many benefits since couples often have different tastes. One person may like the bed warm, whereas the other person may want to sleep cool. One couple may snore and the other one may toss and turn at night. It makes sense to be able to sleep in a way more suited to your taste.

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  • Will a Waterbed Make Me Seasick?

    The Waterbed had an interesting rise to fame, and with any celebrity, there is a ton of misinformation out there. It is hard to separate the truth from fiction, especially with the accessibility of the Internet. However, there is one rumor in particular that has haunted the Waterbed for years: can a waterbed cause seasickness?

    According to Wikipedia, Seasickness is a form of motion sickness characterized by a feeling of nausea and, in extreme cases, vertigo, experienced after spending time on a craft on water. The condition is caused by the rocking motion of the craft because the brain is receiving conflicting signals. Our brain thinks that we are still but our ears sense motion.

    Wouldn't the rocking motion on a Boyd Free Flow Waterbed cause sea sicknesses though? In fact, even on these beds, it is impossible to get seasick.

    This is because the motion subsides when you stop moving meaning there are no conflicting signals to the brain.

    In fact, there are no verifiable stories of anyone suffering from this problem and that's just with a free flow mattress. With a mattress like the Ultra Waveless Boyd Contura Form 6 Waterbed, the motion absorption fiber would immediately prevent the kind of rocking that would simulate motion sickness.

    For those who fear any sort of water swaying sensation, a softside waterbed like the Lilac 11" Softside Waterbed Mattress with Memory Foam has all the benefits of water but with added memory foam and fiber that eliminates any water motion while still eradicating uncomfortable pressure points.

  • Waterbed Terms You Need to Know-Defined

    Air Extractor-A special vacuum mechanism that removes noisy air in a waterbed mattress.

    Bladder-The liner inside of a softside waterbed that holds the water. Can be in the form of tubes that sometimes include foam. Also can include polyester and lumbar fiber support.

    Bubble Stop-Prevents bubbles and gasses from forming inside of the waterbed.

    Conditioner- A one step, time released formula that conditions the water and fiber to prevent bacteria and mold from growing. Also comes in tablet form for tube style bladders.

    Deep Fill-A softside waterbed option that uses 8" of water as its source of contouring support and creating a plush feel.

    Fill and Drain Kit-A faucet adapter and pump used to fill and drain the waterbed with ease.

    Free Flow-A waterbed with no wave absorption. Allows for full motion.

    Hardside Covers-A mattress cover for hardside waterbeds to protect the vinyl.

    Hardside Waterbed-The original type of waterbed that consist of a large, vinyl bladder filled with water. It may include wave reduction fiber depending on how much motion is desired.

    Heater-Regulated the temperature of the waterbed.

    Hydraulic-A hardside waterbed with a 42 chamber reduction system that includes fiber layers for additional comfort and a full 95% motion absorption.

    Liner-A protective vinyl layer that fits below a waterbed mattress meant to guard from accidental leaks.

    Mid Fill-A softside waterbed mattress that uses 6" of water as its source of contouring support for a balanced feel.

    Pull Cap and Seal-A seal to ensure the waterbed is securely air-tight and water-tight.

    Semi Waveless-A hardside waterbed with fiber that reduces motion by approximately 60%.

    Shallow Fill-A softside waterbed mattress that uses 4" of water as its source of contouring support creating a firmer feel.

    Sheet Straps-A securing device for sheets that allows them to be used on hardside mattresses.

    Softside Waterbed-The modern waterbed. It looks like a regular mattress, can fit in any mattress frame and does not require special sheets but still has all the benefits of a waterbed.

    Super Shock- A formula that eliminates water related odors.

    Ultra Waveless-A hardside waterbed that includes several fiber layers to reduce motion by approximately 99%.

    Vinyl Conditioner- A mild, non abrasive vinyl cleaner that also prevents the vinyl from becoming brittle and cracking.

    Vinyl Repair-A super-holding, fast-drying adhesive designed to make repairs on vinyl.

  • Can I Control the Temperature on My Waterbed?

    It is well established that waterbeds are excellent for those who suffer from medical problems such as spinal and neck pain. Waterbeds are often used for the elderly or those who are bedridden due to accident because it promotes the healing process by relaxing the muscles while at the same time increasing circulation throughout the body.

    One of the key medical benefits is the ability to regulate the temperature using a waterbed heater. The heat from the mattress can help soothe the muscles which can make a huge different for athletes or those who suffer from chiropractic problems.

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  • How Do I Repair My Waterbed?

    The waterbed is a great product. In terms of therapeutic value, they can not be beat. The support surface of the water can make even the roughest of bodies feel relaxed but waterbed is made of vinyl which can spring leaks from time to time.

    Over the years a lot of myths have been said about waterbeds, but the idea that the waterbed will burst or spray if punctured in one of the more enduring. This is completely untrue. There is no internal pressure in the waterbed that would force the water out at such a rate.

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