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waterbed

a closed rubber bag filled with water and used as a mattress to prevent or treat pressure ulcers by equalizing the patient's weight against the support. Also called water mattress.

waterbed

A bed with a water-filled mattress that may have therapeutic currency Neonatology Oscillating waterbeds in preterm infants provide compensatory movement stimulation, ↓ uncomplicated apnea of prematurity, with ↑ quiet sleep, ↓ crying, fussiness and, ↑ growth; non-oscillating WBs are used for narcotic-exposed neonates. See Hydrotherapy.
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I went to the waterbed salesperson and asked for some objective data on the weight of waterbeds and the impact of the weight on two-story homes.
Next I used the tube type bladders that came from a waterbed that a friend had given me (Figure 3).
Innomax introduced the Perfection, a frame-free, soft-sided waterbed mattress with a memory foam mattress look.
Two different mattress types and three different soft rubber mat types replaced the sand, concrete, and waterbed stall bases.
I had a job where I knew the dog would hide in an 8-inch-high spot under the waterbed frame," says Dave Chmura, explaining the origins of his get-to-know-the-family meeting.
One of scores of ways to recast this: "Colleen was raped, tortured and kept confined, often inside a coffin-like box beneath the Hookers' waterbed.
A waterbed covered in black silk sheets was on a raised area in the middle of the room which Dwight laughingly called his "altar of love".
At the beginning of this black comedy-drama, he's repressed, miserable in his marriage, depressed about retiring from the insurance company he's devoted his life too and unhappy with the romantic choices of his estranged daughter Jeannie who is about to marry loser waterbed salesman Randall.
Keep in mind that an older-style waterbed frame--one that doesn't have padded sides--can scratch or scrape your skin as you transfer in and out.
AFTER a frolic in a purpose-built sandpit, often with his favourite pop tune in the background, Cogent Courier will enjoy an haute cuisine lunch before having an aquamassage or retiring to his own private waterbed.
You'd enjoy your good fortune and not rock the boat, err, waterbed.
Frech recommends avoiding voluntary exposure to products like electric blankets, waterbed heaters and alarm clocks.