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A Genuine ‘thanks’ to High & Dry Waterbeds.

April 23rd, 2012

My name is Paul, (the good looking one on the left)  I’m 52 and was born with spina bifida. As a result I spend my days in my wheelchair and like most of us I spend my nights in bed. This is where my story begins back in 1986 when doctors found a cyst on my right ankle. Incidentally this was the year of the Mexico world cup.

Three years later the cyst on my ankle would not heal due to the pressure from my mattress. It was so serious that the doctors were considering amputating my foot.

In 1989 I visited some friends that happened to own a waterbed. I figured they must have been crazy or kinky or both. They loved it so much that they went on and on about how good it was and said I could try it because it would be good for my back and legs. I can honestly say that night changed my life. I slept so well, and although the cyst didn’t normally hurt I could tell that I had found the solution. (Still got my legs as you can see)

Me & Peter in the waterbed shop

Me & Peter in the waterbed shop

Even back then High & Dry Waterbeds had a shop in Portsmouth. I was up against it for money so I bought myself a simple style pine hardside waterbed. It was absolutely brilliant for comfort and nice and warm in the winter. The only problem I had was that I was finding it a struggle to transfer in and out of the wheelchair over the solid pine edge

Ten years later, at the Southsea Show High & Dry were exhibiting their new range.
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Advantages and disadvantages of dual waterbed mattresses

January 2nd, 2012

This information is aimed at anyone buying a new water bed or replacing an existing waterbed mattress.

Let’s assume you have never owned a water bed before. It is most likely that a friend has suggested it to you because they have heard you moaning about your bad back. So, who can give you impartial advice? High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd have been supplying retailers with individual and dual waterbed mattresses for the past twenty three years and have feedback from thousands of very happy customers.

Starting with your choice of mattress stability. Check out our short youtube video for a little guidance. Ninety percent of our retail customers will choose the super stable waterbed mattress, often referred to as 95% or one second. All these terms relate to the time it takes for the water movement to settle.

Comfort and support are achieved by adjusting the water levels. If the bed is for yourself as an individual then adjusting the water bed mattress to suit is straight forward. Adding water will make the mattress firmer whilst removing water will make it softer.
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Customers that bought profiling adjustable beds last Christmas interviewed.

December 2nd, 2011

Two weeks before Christmas 2010 Mr and Mrs Brown ordered a pair of profiling adjustable beds through Back Care Beds, the retail division of High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd. Ellie had a chat with them to ask how they are getting on.

Mr and Mrs Brown with there profiling adjustable bed

Mr and Mrs Brown talking about there profiling adjustable bed (This photo has been edited to avoid instant stardom and press intrusion)

Ellie;

Can you tell me why you decided to buy profiling adjustable beds?

Mr Brown;

My doctor recommended we should get them since I suffer with acid reflux disease, it’s really unpleasant. Acid from your stomach comes back up causing heartburn and…….

Mrs Brown;

OK George, you don’t need to go into detail. Just to say that when he’s lying flat it’s much worse.  And because George is shuffling about and moaning all night, I don’t get any sleep either. Read the rest of this entry »

Adjustable beds for Father Christmas (and his good wife)

November 30th, 2011

I remember when Santa took his sleigh-driving test. When he arrived back at the grotto ready to load up a delivery of adjustable beds. I asked Santa ‘Did you pass?’  He looked rather pleased with himself, pointed to the sleigh and said ‘Look, no-el plates!’

(It’s nearly Christmas so I had to slip that one in.)

Santa Googling Adjustable Beds

Santa Claus googling adjustable beds

It’s no easy task delivering millions of presents to all the boys and girls all around the world in just one night. Imagine the strain that would put on your back carrying sacks of toys, breaking and entering all those homes. Climbing those ladders and crawling down chimneys. It is no surprise that he has decided to invest in a pair of adjustable beds, one for himself and one for his lovely wife. With nearly a year to rest, who can blame him for wanting to relax in style. Read the rest of this entry »

Please Santa, can I have an adjustable bed for Christmas?

November 30th, 2011

Ho ho ho, It’s that time of year again and you’re scratching your head to find that certain present to light up the life of that deserving person. An adjustable bed will do just that. Unfortunately Santa can’t get that in his sack so you will have to buy this one yourself. Fortunately Back Care Beds have reduced their already incredibly low prices until the end of January 2012.

 Christmas sale of Adjustable bed

Adjustable bed Christmas sale

An adjustable bed may not be the first gift that springs to mind when thinking of a Christmas present but stop and think about it for a moment. Whatever age group you are buying for, young or not so young, Read the rest of this entry »

The convenience of an adjustable bed

November 27th, 2011

How often have you been lying in bed and felt the need to elevate your upper body  and feet  for that perfect position to watch television, read a good book , work on your laptop ,enjoy breakfast in bed or just kick back and relax but the pillows you stacked up just kept shifting  every time you moved? Now you don’t have to worry about precariously balanced pillows because you are in your adjustable bed that will raise your upper body to just the right position. The natural sitting position will offer a far greater level of comfort than you can possibly achieve with a stack of pillows.

Serena adjustable bed

Adjustable bed with option 3 headboard

The bed shown above is from our Serena single electric adjustable bed range. Read the rest of this entry »

Adjustable Beds for Trade Customers

November 20th, 2011

Do you dream of the most comfortable and therapeutic way to enhance the quality of sleep, then you absolutely must buy an electric adjustable bed. Take a tour of our website to find the perfect bed to suit all your requirements at low factory prices.

Adjustable Beds for Trade Customers

On our website is a feature where you can ‘build an adjustable bed’ a step by step guide to help you choose a bed to meet all your requirements. Corresponding prices are shown.

This feature shows the Serena single electric adjustable bed. The mechanism is slightly uplifted at the head end of the bed. With an easy to operate hand control, the electric bed mechanism will raise the upper body providing a good tight sleep and an aid to many medical conditions that a conventional flat bed can not. It also allows you to elevate the foot end independently or the head and foot end together to give you maximum comfort while you are sleeping.

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Adjustable bed Image 65 from Trade Login area

October 22nd, 2011

These images can be viewed through the seven options of  build a bed

Image 65

Adjustable bed Image 65

Adjustable bed Image 65

 

Again the image above shows the Serena electric adjustable bed. Every option selected to suit your own requirements. Try going into a specialist bed shop that sells profiling beds and tell the sales guy the exact specifications you require and see the look on his face.

Or go online http://www.bed-adjustable.co.uk/build-a-bed/ and run through the simple options to build your own electric adjustable bed. In this instance an imaginary customer has a relatively small bedroom. As an individual profiling bed it is a good idea to order a bed of at least 3’ width which is 90cm. We make narrower beds if it is not practical to go bigger. Always allow enough space around your bed to safely get around it.
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‘Pocketmatic’ pocket sprung mattress for adjustable beds

October 18th, 2011

More information on our entry level ‘Pocketmatic’ pocket sprung mattress for adjustable beds. Our low cost mattress included when building your bed online

Pocketmatic For Adjustable Beds

For the purpose of having a low starting price we introduced the pocketmatic mattress into our mattress range. We would like to point out that the main benefit of this mattress is that it is cheap. It maybe unprofessional to state that, but High & Dry Manufacturing Ltd has built up a reputation for quality adjustable beds and waterbeds over the past twenty three years. Until the boom of the internet we relied on recommendation from happy customers. If we told customers that this was even a half decent mattress then we would be misleading them. Read the rest of this entry »

Reflex Foam Mattress

October 18th, 2011

 

Additional information about our ‘Reflex Foam Mattresses’ For Adjustable Beds.

 

adjustable bed mattress

reflex foam mattress for adjustable beds

 

What is reflex foam, and why is so practical when used with an adjustable bed? Let’s start by discussing which mattresses are not particularly suitable.

Conventional mattresses are not designed to flex. Reflex foam will profile with the movement of the adjustable mechanism. Another reason a conventional mattress is not suitable on an adjustable bed is because the mechanism has four separate moving parts and a static section. When the head and foot ends are raised putting the occupant into a sitting position, more pressure will be exerted in this static area. Our electric profiling mechanism is designed to have adjustable tension in this area to cope with the extra loading. But what about the mattress?
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