5 Tips to Get the Most out of Your Air Mattress

5 Tips to Get the Most out of Your Air Mattress

An air mattress, or air bed, is a type of mattress inflated with air, which can be easily deflated and stored when not in use. An inflatable air mattress is often the go-to solution for overnight guests and camping trips. While air beds have improved exponentially over the years, it can be hard to match the support and comfort of a traditional bed. Check out these five easy tips to get the most comfort out of your air mattress.

Beautiful living room with a twin size air mattress in it

Helpful Air Bed Tips:


Re-Inflate Regularly

A properly inflated air mattress can make the difference between a restful night's sleep and a night of tossing and turning. Even the most quality air beds can begin to sag after a few days of use. If you're using an air mattress for more than a night or two, keep it firm and supportive by pumping more air into it every few days.


Make It a “Real” Bed

One of the primary comforts of a standard bed is sinking into luxurious bedding. Go the extra mile and keep a spare set of quality sheets, comforter, and plush pillows on-hand to make sleeping on an air bed a relaxing experience. If the bed linens have been stored for a period of time, refresh them with a spritz of linen spray or give them a gentle tumble in the dryer before use.


Use a Mattress Topper

Take your air mattress comfort up a notch by recreating the softness of a traditional bed with a mattress topper. Mattress toppers, like foam egg crates or quilted pads, will add extra cushion to your inflatable bed. Help your guests get their best night's sleep with an ultra-comfortable air mattress topper.


Create a Headboard

It's an easily overlooked feature, but a headboard is essential to a comfortable air bed experience. Give your guests the support of a headboard by simply pushing the air mattress against a sofa or wall to create a comfortable place on which to lean. It will also help keep the pillows from falling over the edge of the bed during the night.


Invest in a Mattress Stand or Cot

Air mattresses tend to get chilly during the night when the air inside begins to cool down. A good way to keep an air bed at a comfortable temperature is to elevate it off the ground. Consider investing in a stand, cot, or inexpensive box spring to elevate the mattress and give better support to your sleeping guests.

by Melissa Ford Home Specialist
NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Making people's lives easier is part of why Melissa loves her job. She enjoys writing on topics that are personally meaningful to her in the hopes that someone else will benefit from her findings. As a writer in Salt Lake City, Melissa loves to explore her beloved metropolis one coffee shop at a time.