Bedbugs: Sleeping Carefree on an Air Mattress

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Bedbugs: Sleeping Carefree on an Air Mattress

Bedbugs are a nightmare scenario that has happened to a few of our urban customers. Since these insects love wood, paper, and fabric these bugs live up to their name and will make your bed their new hang out. Hopefully you don’t have to get rid of your mattress (as many people end up doing), but during treatment it’s not the place to sleep. In fact, lots of people sleep on an air mattress until they get the infestation sorted out.

What Are Bedbugs?

In the 1950s, bedbugs were nearly eradicated thanks to the pesticide DDT. However, DDT has been banned due to its negative effect on the environment. This in combination with other factors like increased travel and bedbug pesticide resistance have brought on a resurgence of bedbugs.

What they actually look like is quite small. They’re smaller than your pinky nail, reddish-brown, and flat (giving them an all-access pass to your home). They feed on the blood of mammals. One way to tell if you have bedbugs is the blood smears on the sheets from their fecal matter.

Treating Your Mattress for Bedbugs

There are a few steps to follow to prevent bedbugs transferring from your old bed to your air mattress. The reduced cracks and crevices reduce the likelihood bedbugs can infest your air mattress. Also vinyl isn’t on the list as a bedbug favorite.

Unfortunately bedbugs are largely resistant to chemical pesticides, so this limits the options for treating your house for bedbugs. Professionals resort to steam treatments and other products. Even if you’re going to call in a professional, it’s best to start following these steps to speed up the process of exterminating bedbugs.

  • Pull your bed away from the wall. Bedbugs are ninja-like and crawl up and down walls, into outlets, the baseboards.
  • Strip the bedding and launder it in hot water and then dry it on high heat.
  • Vacuum your bed. Completely pull it apart and put the suction on high. Get the whole headboard, footboard, frame, box spring, and mattress. Empty out the contents into another plastic bag and seal it. Then cover the hose with plastic wrap in case there are residual bedbugs.
  • There are a number of options like diatomaceous earth, you can use on your mattress and around your house. Once you’ve applied your preferred product, put on a mattress cover.
  • Vacuum everywhere before you set up the air mattress you’re going to sleep on.
  • Buy new bedding or bedding that you know is bug-free when you sleep on an air mattress.
  • Place a ring of diatomaceous earth around the air mattress to prevent bedbugs from making on to the mattress.

It’s vital to get a bedbug-free zone to sleep. Besides the physical and financial toll, bedbugs are emotionally draining. Imagine trying to fall asleep knowing that multiple bugs are trying to suck your blood. According to the The American Journal of Medicine, bedbug victims had nightmares, flashbacks, insomnia, anxiety and other symptoms. Minimize your stress during this time simply by purchasing an air mattress.

There are countless resources about fighting a bedbug infestation. Generally the best way to go is call in a professional to effectively dispose of them. Exterminators provide information to follow to prepare for their visits to optimize their effectiveness. It also helps to be as informed as possible about what steps and precautions to take. Check out some of the links below for more information.

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Camping Date Night Kit

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Back to school is still in its early stages. This means there is still time to get away this weekend with your significant other for a camping excursion. Just one night is all you need to make an excellent camping date event. There’s no need to travel far; you could pull off this date night in the backyard with just as much romance and fun.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Two person tent
  2. An airbed for two
  3. Bedding, pillows
  4. Lantern and a few flashlights
  5. Cookout dinner
  6. Music playing device: cell phone, radio, stereo (whichever is easiest)
  7. Steps to setting up your camping date night:

    1. Prepare a quick tin foil meal to cook on the coals later. A savory recipe we love includes: two chicken breasts, chopped zucchini, onion, green onion, sliced potatoes, salt & pepper, olive oil, a bit of vinegar, lemon pepper, and rosemary. Lay the veggies and chicken together, add the seasonings, and wrap them in the tin foil. Make sure the folds allow you to open it up to check on the progress of the meat.
    2. Find a location: You can try a new camping spot, or transform your backyard into the perfect camping getaway.
    3. Set up the tent together: Turn on the music as you fumble around with the tent pieces, or listen to the sounds of nature.
    4. Prepare your bedding: Decide how cozy the two of you will sleep. You could zip two sleeping bags together, or use a two person sleeping bag for easy cuddling.
    5. Start a fire: The person with the most outdoor skills should probably start the fire. However, this gives the other person a chance to take a lesson from his or her partner.
    6. Start the meal: When the flames die down and the coals are glowing, this is the time to cook your tin foil dinner.
    7. Star gaze: After dinner, take time to notice the sky together.
    8. Play a game of 20 questions, or just reminisce. To increase the competition, bring your favorite board game to play around the lantern’s glow.
    9. Serenade each other with music, if possible. Whether it’s with an instrument or just your voice, music is a great way to show how much you care.
    10. Read notes around the fire: If musical abilities are out of the question, snuggle up and read a love note to one another. Plus, love notes around the campfire tend to be incredibly charming.

Camping with Kids

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It’s funny how camping, an enjoyable activity, becomes so very daunting when you add kids to the equation. This is especially true for parents of young children under five years of age.

Even if other parents try to talk you out of it, you might feel brave enough to venture out with your kids. As you plan out your trip, you’ll have to consider the ages of your children, their individual interests and the duration of the trip.

Backyard Camping

For exceptionally young kids or inexperienced campers, it might be best to try camping in the backyard first. That way if it’s truly a heinous experience, you can call it quits and retreat to the house if needed. Also it doesn’t require too much planning, and your children will still feel this is a unique and fun experience. It might be hard to stargaze in the suburbs with the glare of city lights, but sleeping outside will still be fun and interesting.

Most importantly, don’t forget to a nighttime snack (like hot chocolate or s’mores). Many happy memories surround food. Let kids try different recipes to be used on the camping trip to help them get excited.

There are several ways for your kids to enjoy camping. One excellent way is planning games for your children to play. To get some ideas, read about 10 games kids can play to get the most out of the camping experience.

If you’re still worried about camping with your family, try a day trip to a park. Plan similar activities to what you would do camping to see if your kids enjoy them. Not only does this foster a relationship with nature, but it will help your family create memories.

Overnight Trip

Planning well is key to a low stress trip. An important aspect of planning is including your kids in the process, and adding their input on what they want to do. Be enthusiastic about the trip, and even if you’re apprehensive, don’t let your kids know.

Make a list of what’s needed and have your kid pack his or her own pack. If your kid is quite young, then maybe have them help you as you pack. Double-check the pack before you leave home. This should also help minimize questions about where certain objects are.

If you have the room, consider taking bikes for your kids to use. It gives them added freedom they’ll enjoy, and helps keep them entertained.

Other Activities

These are activities you can do while camping or not, but either way it helps nurture a love of nature and being outside.

Do a nature scavenger hunt. (Be sure to point out hazardous plants so they can avoid them.) Take a nature book with you to identify nature and share information with your children. A new spin on the nature hunt could be turning it into a photography tour. Let your kids use the camera to take pictures of various objects and watch them create memories as they do so.

Go to any body water. This allows for numerous activities to unfold like skipping rocks or feeding ducks. Simply take a walk or bike out in nature and let your kids enjoy unstructured time in nature. If you live close to a state park, check to see if they have any resources for your kids to participate in.

Geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt. Using a map (or GPS), you can hunt for objects or landmarks. All involved will have fun with solving the mystery and kids can learn and develop new skills.

How to be a Superior Guest

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For a weekend trip, you plan to stay with friends or relatives. They have made up a nice air mattress and all the necessary accommodations in your favor. This all sounds like the perfect weekend treat. However, your host has yet to discover your poor dwelling habits, which might be a problem if you plan on visiting again. Kim Fusaro, contributor for the magazine Women’s Day writes, “If you’d like to get invited back, it’s best to brush up on your houseguest etiquette before packing your bags.”

Follow These Simple Tips to Become a Superior Guest:

  1. Have a Plan & Be Direct: Since your hosts will be preparing a plush air mattress for you to sleep on, you’ll want to warn them in advance if you choose to bring along a last-minute guest. It’s proper to give your host time to assemble extra sleeping arrangements.

  2. Pack with Craft: You don’t want to become a needy guest who requires everything. Be prepared with things such as a toothbrush, your favorite pillow, and other essentials to ease the burdens on your host. On the other hand, you don’t want to strain your host with too much—a talented packer will not bring the entire contents of his or her room.

  3. Manage your Things: Once you unpack all of your junk into someone’s home, it’s up to you to keep track of it. For everyone else’s sake, keep your things organized. Even if your host’s house is already messy, leave the space you sleep in better than you found it.

  4. Make your bed: Sounds a little juvenile right? Well, there are plenty of parents that feel strongly about a well-made bed. You may not make your bed every day at home, but as a guest, it’s important to show respect for the space you are being loaned (even if it’s just for a night).

  5. Express your gratitude: You can be creative with this one. You could leave a note on the bed, or you could leave a voice message after you leave, or even a funny thank-you video would work. Your friends or family will appreciate the gesture.

Keep Your Camping Air Mattress Clean and Puncture Free

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Since August has barely started, camping season is still in full swing. Now that you’ve probably purchased your camping air mattress, you’ve got to ensure it doesn’t get punctured. Air mattresses can go through some wear and tear, but even then a stray stick puncture any air mattress.

One priority, after you’ve taken down your campsite, is to properly clean your air mattress after use. This increases the life of your air mattress, and you get more out of your investment. Keep in mind a few other tips to help your air mattress stay puncture free and clean after camping:

  • It can be difficult to maneuver a blown up air mattress into the tent. If you can, try to blow it up while it’s in the tent. If you’re using a pump that plugs into the car, then you have no choice but to carry a blown up air mattress into the tent. As you try to get it in the door, don’t drag it on the ground as you move the air mattress into the tent. At least for a queen size, use two people to move the air mattress into the tent.
  • Make your tent a no shoe zone. This simple step severely limits the amount of nature that makes its way into the tent. (This tactic also keeps your tent quite clean.) While you might have a great relationship with nature, your air mattress isn’t too fond of it.
  • Don’t fold your air mattress if it’s wet. While this is a rare occurrence, sometimes mold can start growing on the mattress from left over bits of nature. If this has happened to you, then clean the mold with dish soap and water. Once you’ve removed the mold, let it dry before folding it again.
  • Clean off any other part of the air mattress covered with sap or other gifts from nature. Again, soapy water is ideal to use. Don’t completely soak an air mattress in water, especially if you have a built-in pump, because water could damage the pump.
  • Take a repair patch kit with you. (If you don’t have one from your air mattress, one for a bicycle kit works just fine.) You can never be too careful, and you don’t want to sleep on a deflated air mattress for a weeklong camping trip. Inflate the air mattress during the day so you can catch a leak early on. Better yet, test it out at home before you go.
  • If you want to use the air mattress outside the tent (e.g. for stargazing), place a tarp underneath it if you can.

If you aren’t hiking three miles to your camping destination, then it might be worthwhile to invest in an air mattress with thicker vinyl (at least 18 gauge). Air mattresses with thicker vinyl tend to be bulkier and harder to carry than thinner air mattresses. If you go camping with Bear Grylls, than maybe a thicker air mattress isn’t for you (or any air mattress at all.) Check out our infographic to see what kind of camper you are.

Invest in these tips while camping this summer, and you’ll have many years to come with a great camping air mattress.

What Prevents You from Sleeping Well

It’s happening again: you’re trying to fall asleep and something is keeping you awake at night. You might know what is keeping you up, or maybe you have no idea. While there can be a number of factors influencing your sleep, it helps to solve these problems for a better sleep. Sleep plays a crucial part in your metabolism, memory, learning, immune function, and other vital areas.
 
Sleep Disrupters

  1. Back Light: Watching TV, Checking your phone, using the computer—all these activities can actually keep you up at night. Not because you’re on Pinterest for hours, but the light suppresses you melatonin production. Melatonin, a hormone made in the pineal gland, controls your internal clock. Light affects the amount of melatonin produced, which is why it’s advised not to use these devices before going to bed. Your need melatonin to feel groggy and sleepy, and light actually suppresses your melatonin production. However, instead of completely avoiding the Kindle Fire or iPad, simply turn down the brightness and hold the device at least 14 inches away from your face.
  2. Big Meals: Sometimes it’s difficult to avoid the call of McDonald’s late at night, but it may be disrupting your sleep pattern. Including big meals, drinking a large amount of fluid can keep you up at night and send you on multiple trips to the bathroom. This is a relatively simple fix: avoid eating at least two to three hours before going to sleep. If you need food, try and pick a healthier snack like almonds, yogurt, or an apple.
  3. Intense Cognitive Activity: According to a study done by the University of Pennsylvania, measures of fatigue and sleepiness increased about 60% after intense cognitive activities. Additionally the study found it took an extra 30 minutes for people who had completed mentally difficult tasks to fall asleep after they were in bed. To help your brain wind down, listen to quiet music or read a book before going to sleep.
  4. Thinking Too Much: This common problem has even cropped up in a Supertramp song, “But at night, when all the world’s asleep, the questions run so deep…” It could be money, relationships, or work that’s occupying your thoughts late at night. It’s hard to avoid pondering a little as you drift in and out of the beginning stages of sleep. If your thoughts are too distracting, get up and walk to a different part of the house, keeping the lights off as you go. This movement helps these pressing thoughts to subside. This also prevents you from associating bed and sleep with anxious thoughts. If these worries continue, try and write down your thoughts in a notebook by your bed.
  5. Partner Snores: This is an obvious problem, but one that can be detrimental to your health. Buy ear plugs if you can; however, for parents with young babies this is not a viable option. Try and sleep in another room for a while and see if this improves your alertness (and your mood) the following day. This will help your partner see this is a serious issue affecting your health. Consult a doctor about what your next step should be.
  6. Too Much Light: Even the glow from your alarm clock can be distracting. Some alarm clocks allow you to turn down the brightness, but sometimes even this isn’t dark enough. Cover the front with a book or turn the alarm clock away from you. Invest in some curtains or blackout shades if your blinds aren’t coverage enough and that street light is burning your retina. Another easy fix is a sleep mask, which you can easily purchase at the local drug store.
  7. Pets Be Gone: Boot your dog or cat out of your room at night. If they bother you at night, try placing them in another room or crate. Pets can be disruptive to your sleep by taking up room on the bed or by making noise in the room at night. If your cat is bent on scratching the door until you let it in, try to use double sided tape on your door. Your cat won’t enjoy the stickiness, and you can sleep better at night.
  8. Reduce Allergies: Allergies to dust mites are another common reason you might be staying up at night (most likely sneezing). Reducing the number of dust mites in your bed can help you sleep better at night. Keep your bed clean by regularly washing your sheets, pillow covers, and bed spread. Vacuum the mattress occasionally as well.
  9. Uncomfortable Mattress: According to the National Sleep Foundation, 92% of Americans say a comfortable mattress is pivotal to sleeping well, but only 60% say their mattress is more comfortable than one in quality hotel room. Investing in a quality mattress or air mattress can make all the difference in your sleep at night.

8 Sleep Tips for You and the Kids This Summer

Don’t let long summer days ruin your family’s hard-earned sleep routine. Or, if you never had a sleep schedule to begin with, don’t wait until summer ends to start one. It’s possible for everyone in the family to maintain good sleeping habits in the summer and for the rest of the year.

 

  1. Do Relaxing Activities Together: Begin with a habit such as reading together or family yoga. Reading a book or stretching together will relax everyone before bed. If you choose a longer book, set a page limit each night—otherwise an exciting book will be hard to put down.
  2. Dim the Lights: Since the sun sets later, your kids are probably falling asleep later. However, if you can create a sleeping atmosphere (at least in one room), you may be able to keep your kids in a schedule. Thick, dark curtains or sheets will work to block out light from the windows and prepare the senses for sleep.
  3. Provide White Noise: A fan, music, or calming sounds will make continual sleep easier for kids. A fan not only keeps the room cold, but the steady hum will also help a child relax. A sound machine, or even white noise sleep apps for your phone, can play soothing noises that will help to block out distracting noises, keeping everyone in sleep mode.
  4. Maintain a Cool Temperature: Both kids and adults alike will sleep better in the summer heat if the bedroom stays cool. Find a temperature that works for everyone and set it there each night.
  5. Invite Kids to Keep a Schedule: Have your kids set a wake up alarm. Ask them to be responsible for staying in bed until the alarm goes off: this way your child may get used to waking up at a certain hour, denoted by a familiar noise. This alarm trick could also work for getting your kids to sleep at a certain time. A nighttime alarm could initiate when your kids should start getting ready for bed; thus, teaching their body and minds when to relax.
  6. Nighttime Prep is Important: With a bedtime routine, your kids will have recurring rituals that will prepare them for bed. Routines such as a warm bath, a bedtime story, and other relaxing activities could help them unwind.
  7. Set an Electronics Time Limit: Once a child’s bedtime routine has started, it’s best to limit TV use and other activities that will keep them restless. Electronics with a backlight right before bed will most likely disrupt a child’s sleep.
  8. Sleep Schedules are Good for You Too: If you commit yourself to a sleep routine, you will be able to get better rest during the summer months. Also, if you are sleeping better, you will be able to communicate and function better with your children.

When you are getting the sleep you need, your children may be able to follow suit. With a family routine, the summer months can provide a time for quality sleep, leaving more time for activities during the day.

How to Find the Best Air Mattress: Avoiding Common Problems


When you’re on the hunt for the best air mattress, it can be difficult to sort through all of the reviews; especially when one person sings its praises and another thinks it’s the air mattress from hell. We’ve read many reviews here at AirBeds4Less, and we encourage our customers to review on our website. After reading their reviews and reviews on other sites, we have distilled the most common problems into this awesome list:

  1. Leaking
  2. Uncomfortable
  3. Short Warranty

If you can prevent these problems, then you’ll have a good experience with your purchase. Now we’ll tell you what qualifications to look for in an air mattress that should prevent these problems.

Leaking

Leaking is probably the biggest complaint and rightly so: the air mattress is useless if it can’t hold air. Just as a general note, keep sharp objects away from the air mattress. This might seem like just common sense, but you would be surprised how often it still happens. If you’re camping, put a tarp down and don’t wear shoes in the tent. (This minimizes the amount of puncture-like-items you track into the tent.) Sometimes these sharp objects show up in the guise of a furry animal. Don’t let your golden retriever on the bed. Don’t let your cat on the bed (even though its claws are retractable, they have punctured many a mattress before.) Our parting advice: vacuum the area you’ll be using before you inflate the mattress.

Now let’s talk about other things that cause leaks. One many people don’t know about is a slow leak can develop through a two-way pump. Those pumps are nice because they inflate and deflate the air mattress for you. The problem presented with this design, however, is it means the pump can never close up 100% tight. This slight opening sometimes results into a slow leak, which is difficult to find and fix. If you’re considering purchasing an air mattress with a two-way pump, run the opposite direction if other reviewers report slow leaking issues later on down the road.

As we mentioned all the possible ways to puncture an air mattress, keep in mind the need for thick vinyl. Most air mattresses sit at about 18 gauge vinyl, which gets the job done; however, thicker is better. It does make the air mattress heavier, but it’s worth it. Looking for an air mattress topper further protects it against punctures.

Uncomfortable

This is a more subjective criteria because everybody prefers a different level of firmness. With that being said, most everybody agrees that a topper makes any air mattress more comfortable. It also helps keep you warm by acting as a barrier between you and the cool air in the air mattress. Look for an air mattress with a topper, or look to find one you can add to an air mattress you’ve purchased.

Looking for thicker vinyl is a must again. It works to help keep the air mattress firm and the overall construction of the air mattress is much stronger. If you have a sturdy air mattress you can fill it with more air and it should be firmer than other air mattresses. It’s easy to make an air mattress plush but difficult to make it firm if the air mattress has poor construction.

Short Warranty

This again might seem like common sense, but expired warranties sneak up on people. It’s important to educate yourself on the warranty your air mattress carries before you purchase it. Internet etiquette dictates opening the air mattress right away upon receiving it. This way, you can determine if there are any defects and get it fixed within the warranty limit.

Of course the best air mattresses offer a longer warranty to their customers, and this often speaks to the quality of the air mattress you’re purchasing. You can think of it as a reflection of the trust the manufacturer has in the product.

Read Reviews

As you continue your search, be sure to read reviews left by other customers, taking excessively glowing reviews and highly negative ones into perspective. Having a set criteria helps narrow down the best air mattresses from the no-so-best air mattresses.

Sleeping Tips for Camping in the Summer

Sleeping in the outdoors can offer some unique surprises. Nature has a funny way of shifting our plans when we least expect it. However, the risks we take by subjecting ourselves to the laws of mother nature can be very rewarding. The beauty of leaving your comfortable bed to sleep in a tent or under the stars is all part of the camping experience. Enjoy!

To make your outdoor sleeping experience better, check out the following tips:

Check the weather reports, but be prepared for sudden changes:

  1. Bring extra bedding in case the temperature drops lower than expected. (This means sleeping bags and blankets to suit your camping destination.)
  2. Make sure you will be propped up of the ground to protect you from the cold. If you are separated from the cold ground with an air mattress, pad, or cot, you will be able to stay warmer.

Dress for a good night’s sleep:

  1. Wear only one pair of socks. Your best layer for warmth is your sleeping bag. If you are still cold, add sheets and blankets on top of the sleeping bag.
  2. Wear a beanie. This will trap some heat in for your head, since most sleeping bags leave your head exposed.
  3. Bring a sleep mask. If you plan to sleep in, and you don’t want to be harassed by the morning light.
  4. Dry and clean clothing. During a cold night, it can take longer for your clothes to dry, especially if you are in an enclosed tent. Dry and clean clothes will keep you warmer and more comfortable.
  5. Use headlamps. These make midnight trips to the outdoor lou much more functional.
  6. Bring ear plugs. You may not be used to flourish of sounds during the night. Whether you’re camping on the beach or in the mountains, there are lots of chirps, crackles, crashes, and other noises that may keep you up. Ear plugs will block out any uncommon commotions.

Transitioning for outdoor sleep:

  1. Find a moment to meditate: breathe, stretch, pray—do whatever you need to relax in unfamiliar surroundings.
  2. Drink a glass of warm milk or tea before bed. This could aid in your sleep as it relaxes you; it could also make you warmer, which can ease you to sleep.
  3. Eat a snack. Sometimes allowing your body to digest food while you sleep can keep you warm, and this helps subside the feeling of hunger during the night.
  4. Keep food and scented items outside. Hang food bags and other scented bathroom items outside of the tent. Keeping them off the ground will help keep them from bugs. It will also deter raccoons, a skunk, a bear, and other animals from scoping out the inside of your tent.

Part of camping is creating a new experience. For some people, a new environment may make it difficult to sleep. There are unique benefits that come from outdoor surroundings, without all the comforts of home, if you take a moment to appreciate them. Hopefully, some of these tips will allow you to find the rest you need, at the same time, enjoy a summer camping trip.

Using an Air Mattress as a Primary Bed

Sometimes there are situations where people have to sleep on an air mattress longer than a few weeks; this could be either moving, renovating, or long term travel. In these situations an air mattress becomes a primary bed, and it’s worthwhile to invest in a quality air mattress.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, most people feel a mattress and bedding is crucial to sleeping well. A poll by the NSF in 2012 showed that 93% of respondents rated having a comfortable bed and pillow. When it comes to sleeping well, everybody knows mattresses play a critical part.

Moving and Renovating

This is a common time for people to use an air mattress. In this “in between” time of moving or renovating, it can often span many months before houses are sold or renovations finish. We have a number of customers who use their air mattress as their primary bed during this time. One such customer is from Nashville, TN, and he describes his experience using the California King Size Best Guest Air Mattress:

“We bought this bed to use while renovating a house on week-ends. It is very comfortable, easy to set up and hasn’t leaked any air. We have deflated it and moved it from room to room with no problem. We also added a 2″ memory foam topper for added comfort. Very quick shipping. Best purchase we’ve made.”

Staging

While people are in the process of selling their home, they look for ways to improve the décor of the home. Buying a whole new mattress just for staging purposes can be costly. An affordable air mattress that looks nice is a useful alternative, and it can be inflated for months. One of our reviewers used her Fox Signature Memory Foam to help stage a room:

“I’m using my air bed to ‘stage’ one of my bedrooms while my house is for sale. I didn’t want to leave the bedroom bare so this was a great alternative. It went together easily & looks terrific. After I sell my house, it will come in handy for a spare bed for visitors in my new home.”

Permanent Guest Bed

Getting a quality air mattress as a permanent guest bed might be a viable solution, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Once money or space no longer becomes an issue, having an extra air mattress around is never a bad idea.

For most guest beds, looking into a raised air mattress with some sort of topper will ensure guests feel right at home.

Preference

It even comes down to personal preference, some people just prefer to sleep on an air mattress. This could be for various reasons. Back problems are sometimes a factor in why people opt for an air mattress. If this sounds like you, there are just a few things to keep in mind. Purchase a raised air mattress to limit the strain of getting in and out of bed. Most raised air mattresses are at least 20 inches. This also adds more air to support your back with. An air mattress with a built-in pump is preferable because it allows you to adjust to optimal firmness level.

Even if you don’t have back problems, some customers find they enjoy sleeping on an air mattress. Read what one of our customers out of San Francisco had to say:

“I bought this as a temporary solution but after sleeping on it for a while, I see no reason to get another bed. It is more comfortable than my traditional bed and it will be much easier to move when the time comes. I have had no problem with losing air and it is incredibly sturdy. The height is perfect (and generous at 25 inches).”

No matter the reason for long term use, read what other customers have to say. Every product on our website can be reviewed, so you don’t just have to take our word for it.