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Just curious. Bed-Curious perhaps.
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My first job out of high school was in a shop that made waterbed frames. I had one for many years, but finally gave it up. They're cool, but I doubt if I'd ever go back.

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Did the government know you had one? Maybe Pierre had one, and many other secrets.

Seriously though, was it comfier than a regular bed? I want to put one in a spare room when I get a house, and sleep in alternative beds. I can imagine your whole body shakes for ages when you roll over and stuff.
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I had one years back. Not worth the maintenance, weight, potential damage. The heat is nice, but kinda like sleeping on a griddle.
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Maybe I should just sleep in the bath.
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I did that years back. Your skin turns pale and falls off in sheets. Water toxicity shuts down your liver. Probably wouldn't do it again.
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I got rid of mine when I realised it was impractical to wear either stiletto shoes or spurs.

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On 2009-01-04 21:56, Rupert Bair wrote:
Did the government know you had one? Maybe Pierre had one, and many other secrets.

Seriously though, was it comfier than a regular bed? I want to put one in a spare room when I get a house, and sleep in alternative beds. I can imagine your whole body shakes for ages when you roll over and stuff.


They come in a few variations - waveless, semi-waveless, and ?? (full wave?!) I don't have one now, but I have in the past, and I prefer them, actually, I think the semi-waveless is a good mix between stability and comfort.
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On 2009-01-04 23:05, plasticdestiny wrote:
I got rid of mine when I realised it was impractical to wear either stiletto shoes or spurs.

Destiny

You also have to be timely with your toenail trimming.


I do think alternating between a semi-waveless and a pillow-top memory foam, would rock.
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They are comfortable, but a bit of a pain with regard to maintenance. You cannot move them without draining them, for example. Also, a cat can and will puncture the mattress given the chance.

And yes, the state kept out of my waterbed.

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The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
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The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I had a very nice and expensive waveless one that my wife bought ten seconds after hearing me say on the phone "If you want a new matress fine but you better not buy a @$@() waterbed". I, being a lard arse, couldn't get out of the dang thing w/out hurting myself. When I moved a couple years ago I got so angry at trying to get a pump to empty it I left the bed, full of water, in the frame which I liked, in the house for the new owners to have as a gift. If I had a knife I'd have sliced it up. My wife will never again buy a waterbed or they'll find her in it.
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The final straw for me was when we had a cyclone (hurricane to you foreign types) bearing down on us and I tried to follow the official advice and place my mattress against the plate glass doors to prevent injury from flying glass.

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Select comfort is the only way to go.
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On 2009-01-04 23:05, plasticdestiny wrote:
I got rid of mine when I realised it was impractical to wear either stiletto shoes or spurs.

Destiny


Is that so then? Smile
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Maybe when I'm old and incontinent I won't even have to pay for a water bed.
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On 2009-01-05 12:52, Rupert Bair wrote:
Maybe when I'm old and incontinent I won't even have to pay for a water bed.


The warmth won't last very long...

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The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I bought my wife a waterbed but we drifted apart.

One night we left the electric blanket switched on, we woke up poached.
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I hope everything is okay now Smile
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On 2009-01-04 23:57, kid iowa wrote:
Select comfort is the only way to go.

Agreed. Air has a lot fewer problems than water, as a sleep medium.

In fact, just last night, my wife turned to me and said, "I'm sooooo glad we have a sleep number bed."

"Me too," was my simple reply.

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