Thursday, August 5, 2010

80s Flashback-The Water Bed

In the 80s, my cousin got a water bed. Oh, I loved it so. I was jealous. Back then it was one big water chamber, and the whole bed would move. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, and I kept asking my parents for one, but to no avail.
I have to say, on this one they were right. Years ago we stayed at a friend's house, and they had a water bead. It was a one big water chamber 80s type of water bed, in fact I think it was a left over from the friend's childhood. To be fair, I don't think it was filled all the way, but this part of the problem with a water bed. Maintenance, it needs to be filled and taken care of.

My husband got in the bed, and I started going up and down on waves. At some point I did go to sleep, but then I somehow was wedged between the water bed cushion and the protective guide rails. This could be problematic for children, instead of annoying for me. I then had to re-adjust, waking up my husband. It wasn't a good night sleep.

I know water beds have improved since that time. My mom had one with individual chambers, so there was less wave action. If I tried a recent water bed I might even like it, but again, the maintenance, the water filling. I could seem them being kinder than a mattress for allergy problems, but since I don't have a big allergy problem, I'll just keep my bed.


Graphic Design by Tara said...

Waterbeds are scary! lol I used to sleep over at my friend's house in the 80's and I always got stuck in the crack btwn. the mattress and hard wood. My boyfriend also had one and I won't even go into what happened with that!☺

Cynthia said...

Back in the day, I always wanted one! Now? I probably wouldn't be able to climb out of it!

Tawny said...

Those things were impossible to climb out of! Oh man, I remember sleeping over at my friend's house who had a water bed. I couldn't get out of the thing and woke up with the worst case of sea sickness. The memories! :P

arty said...

How interesting to try a water bed at least once in your life if you aren't the type of person who gets nausea easily.

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Tripat "Prerna" said...

wonderful :)