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Waterbed - Advantages and Disadvantages
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A waterbed just like any other beds has its advantages and disadvantages. Let us find out if which weighs more, the advantages or the disadvantages.

Advantages:

A waterbed is heatable, which makes it comfortable even in winters. This makes sleep easy. The water's tepidity makes the muscles relax, which results to an improved circulation of the blood. It also alleviates the soreness of stiff joints and muscles.
It gives a perfect contour of your body shape thus removing pressure from the spine. The relaxed spine muscles results from this perfect contouring. It also helps the paralyzed or those who have trouble moving in bed from having bedsores.
It is impenetrable by dirt or any other unwanted organisms or objects because it can be regularly wiped with the use of a vinyl cleaner or simply just a cloth. Its cover can also be washed as often as you want thus practically freeing it with dust mites. If you are allergic to dust mites, this bed is just right for you.
It is sag-free even after prolonged use and it also not easily distort with proper use.

Disadvantages:

It is costly to heat a waterbed. It uses up 500-2000 kWh per year. The consumption varies in accordance to climate, bed's size, and other determining factors. Thus, it is safe to say, that its energy consumption is far more heavier than a refrigerator. However, the energy consumed can be lowered by sixty percent by using a foam mattress pad, that is, if you are not going to heat the water to suit the body temperature.
There are two types of waterbed: hard-sided and soft-sided. Since there are hard-sided waterbeds comes in different sizes, it makes it harder to look for bedsheets to fit them and also, there a only a select variety available. On the other hand, the soft-sided ones come in conventional sizes,
Moving a waterbed requires a lot of time and effort. Before you can move it, you must first drain the water and disassemble the frame. After the movement, you again have to assemble the frame and fill the bed with water. It takes hours and even days at that for the new water to get warmed according to the right temperature required.
Water leakage also poses a problem. This is one reason why some rental apartments and houses restrict the use of furnitures that are filled with water. Concerns of damage caused by water to these dwellings is the foremost reason.
The waterbed's weight can be a strain to many floor boards.

Based on the above list, it is noteworthy to say that the comfort and ease that a waterbed gives outweigh the disadvantage it carries. So, grab one now and have enjoyable sleeps all your life!

Christine Collen is a writer of the Olejo Inc., the corporation behind AirBeds.com. She regularly compose articles about memory foam mattress and waterbed.

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