- 1 What to Consider When Buying an Air Mattress
- 2 Now let’s look at some important things you should know about air mattresses.
You spend a third of your life in your bed than on any other piece of furniture in your house. Your bed is a source of comfort and relief for your body and mind and a good night’s sleep leaves you feeling refreshed and full of energy the following day. Buying an air mattress has its own benefits which include being portable than other beds, customized firmness, and it’s the ability to maintain its shape over time. Once you’re able to understand the various options that are available to you and how they fit into your preferences and expectations, it will become easier for you to find the right model and size for your air mattress.
However, before you take your air mattress home, let’s first look at the different air mattresses that are available to you.
What to Consider When Buying an Air Mattress
Twin size air mattress
If you need a bed that only fits one person, don’t have enough space in your room, or saving on space in your tent, the twin size air mattress is the best option. People who are smaller in size and children will be very comfortable sleeping on a twin bed. It measures 39 by 75 inches but the height depends on the model you choose.
Full-size air mattress
This mattress is a bit bigger than the twin air mattress and works also for a single person who likes space while sleeping. It can fit in a small room and it measures 54 by 74 inches which makes it wide enough for you to roll around. Even though a single person is comfortable in it, it can also fit two people. Two kids can comfortably sleep on a full-size air mattress.
Queen size air mattress
A Queen-size air mattress is a great option if you’re going to share your bed with your partner or if you have more than one overnight guest. With a dimension of 60 by 80 inches and a height of 7 and 25 inches, it will provide enough support and comfort for two adults. This is a great indoor mattress, but it’s a good idea to make sure it can fit in your bedroom or living room.
King size air mattress
The King size air mattress isn’t very common, but it has two different sizes, the ordinary King size that is 76 by 80 inches and the California King that measures 72 by 84 inches. The California King size is the biggest air mattress, but it might be too big for your bedroom. With a height of 20 to 25 inches, it can comfortably accommodate taller people. If you have a large number of guests, you can use the King size bed or you can share it with your partner.
Crib size air mattress
If you want to put an air mattress in your toddler’s crib, this air mattress will fit in nicely. It measures 27 by 52 inches. Toddlers are only a few inches tall so their bodies won’t reach the end of the crib.
Now let’s look at some important things you should know about air mattresses.
Air bed material
When it comes to choosing the material for your air mattress, go for an air mattress made with thick or extra durable vinyl that will protect your bed from shredding fast. But it’s good to place the mattress on a carpet or a mat to keep the air inside the mattress from getting cold from the cold floor or getting punctured from sticks and rocks. The top should have a soft velvet layer for comfort and it should be waterproof. An air mattress made with thin materials will not last long and it won’t be worth your money.
The frame of the air mattress
There are two types of air mattresses, one with a frame the other one without a frame. Your best option is to go for the air mattress with the frame because the one without a frame doesn’t provide adequate support for your spine alignment. If you don’t know how to check if an air mattress has a frame, just press the corner of the mattress with your hand to see if it’s elastic. If it’s firm it has no frame.
Provides required support
Look for an air mattress that has a network of internal air coils or chambers. The Queen-size air mattress has more than 30 coil counts which makes it very comfortable. A good quality air mattress evenly distributes the air in the mattress leaving no bubbles or lumpy spots that will cause you to roll off the bed because of the uneven sleeping surface.
Air mattresses that come with in-built pumps are a much better option. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a hand pump, externally or internally powered pumps, the only way to know the best air mattress is by checking to see how fast and quietly the pump inflates the mattress. An indoor or outdoor sleep number air mattress with an in-built pump is much more convenient and good value for your money.
Size of the mattress
The size of the air mattress is just as important because there are different sizes from twin size to the largest being King size. First, consider the space you want to put the mattress in, the size of your linen, your budget, and lastly how many people will be sleeping on it. The best part about this mattress is that you won’t need a lot of space for storage when you deflate the air mattress as it can fit in a small suitcase or bag.
How well it holds air through the night
All air mattresses will deflate to a certain extent because of the changes in temperature and the different weights applied by the sleeper. The best air mattress is supposed to lose very little or no air at all during one night.
Buying an air mattress is a great solution if you’re limited on space, love camping and you still want the comfort of your own bed or if you go picnicking a lot. It’s a versatile mattress and when deflated doesn’t take up much space.