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Waterbed Sock

An alternative to stapling sheets.
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We all know the evils of waterbeds. Stuff won't stay stuffed under it. Sheets always manage to come undone while you're sleeping and wake up with your face glued to the plasic.

The waterbed sock does just as its name implies. Resembling a pillow cover, it's custom made to fit your mattress, it slips over it and is made from soft, cushy, breathable, cool cotton. The opening has several buttons to keep the sock from migrating down to the other end. These buttons are also tucked on the underside of the mattress to keep you from seeing them or feeling them while sleeping. Eyelets on the opening attach to the bed frame to ensure nothing comes loose and bunches up. Compatible with all non-newtonian waterbeds.

destructionism, Aug 07 2004

An Available Tuck-Keeping Thing http://www.abcwaterbed.com/simply.htm
.. on most w.b. sites .. [bpilot, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

And Another http://www.abcwaterbed.com/sheetcon2.htm
[bpilot, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       "...it slips over it..."
More easily said than done, I'll wager.
phoenix, Aug 07 2004

       I feel a modern day fable remake coming on.
The princess and the waterbed sock button.

       //More easily said than done//I'm afraid everything concerning waterbeds falls in this category. I'm sure it would be easier to drain some of the bed to do this, or have it included in all waterbed purchases as an option.
destructionism, Aug 08 2004

       Having never owned a waterbed I can't determine how annoying the whole 'waking up with your face glued to the plastic' ordeal is, but I can imagine it would be fairly bad. The sock is a good idea, but, as said above, good luck getting it on
Spatula Head, Aug 08 2004

       Yes, YES. Perhaps it WOULD be difficult to put on, but use common sense and put it on when it's not full of that heavy sloshy stuff.
destructionism, Aug 08 2004

       why cannot you have over-sized sheets that drape well onto the floor and weigh them down with dogs or halfbricks or something
po, Aug 08 2004

       Because I like fish carcasses and my ideas get fish carcasses.
destructionism, Aug 08 2004

       "use common sense and put it on when it's not full of that heavy sloshy stuff"   

       That's a nice idea. But you see, civilized people change their sheets periodically. Unless you want to drain and refill your waterbed with the same frequency as you change your sheets (i.e. you're an unmarried guy with no interest in getting laid), the waterbed sock will be problematic. My understanding of waterbeds is that you fill 'em up when you move in, and drain 'em either when you move out, or when they spring a leak.   

       Sheet slippage does appear to be a legitimate problem, but it's not hard to think of more practical solutions than The Sock. For example, you could glue a strip of Velcro® hooks all around the bottom edge of your mattress. Sew the loopy side of the Velcro to the edges of your bottom sheet. Velcro has HUGE sheer strength, and the weight of the mattress will only help matters. At the same time, it should still be relatively easy to push the edge of the sheet under the mattress and stick it to the Velcro.   

       Likewise, you could glue 4" strips of 150-grit sandpaper to the bottom of the mattress. This should increase the friction between mattress and sheet enough to hold the sheet in place, and again, the weight of the mattress will help hold things in place. The sandpaper may be a little tough on the sheets, but that may be preferable to haivng to sew Velcro to every new bottom sheet you buy. (On the other hand, depending on the aforementioned sheet-changing frequency, you may only have to do that once.) You can buy rolls of adhesive- backed sandpaper from any serious tool supplier.
ThinkTwice, Aug 08 2004

       Staples and sandpaper...*sigh* The Velcro idea's not bad, though. I suppose if one is desperate enough to staple sheets to the bedframe or use the friction of sandpaper, then one wouldn't mind taking the time to sew a few Velcro strips here and there.
Machiavelli, Aug 10 2004

       There's no reason why the waterbed manufacturers couldn't market ready-velcro'd sheets. If it's too much like hard work, you can always pay someone to do it.   

       I'd like velcro held sheets on my standard sprung mattress. The fitted (elasticated) sheets I have keep popping off the corners in the middle of the night.
WYBloke, Aug 10 2004

       Or you could use tent pegs and guy ropes in a big circle around the bed, holding the sheet taut and stationary.
benjamin, Aug 10 2004

       See link for waterbed un-tucking solutions. I thought there were also sets where the foot end of the top sheet velcros to the fitted sheet (to keep it from slipping out) but I can't find a reference.
bpilot, Aug 11 2004

       [bpilot] [+] for the links
destructionism, Aug 11 2004

       I like this beause it uses less duct tape then I would use. So for saving me some trouble...+
swimr, Aug 11 2004


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