Mattresses, Mattresses Everywhere: Air beds

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Mattresses are designed to prove the support and comfort you need to relax and have a good night’s sleep. While the most popular mattresses these days are innerspring, foam and pillow top mattresses, it’s always best to weigh all your options. One of the lesser used mattress types found in Houston is the air bed mattresses, which we’ll be talking about in today’s blog post.

Air beds

Air bed mattresses use an adjustable air chamber as its support system. These mattresses are covered by padding or upholstery materials which can include various foams and fiber. Air beds allow you to adjust the firmness and usually allow each side of the bed to be controlled separately to please the needs of couples.

The skeleton of air mattresses is made of foam rails, which gives its shape and allows you to sit on the edge of the mattress without falling over. The main part of the bed is made up of air chambers. Air beds either have separate or built in pumps to fills the chambers with air.

Finally, all air beds have a top foam later and special cover made to help prevent punctures as well as provide extra comfort.

Pros

  • Air beds provide personalized, adjustable support which tends to result in greater comfort and pain relief.
  • Good longevity and last for an average of 9 years because they can be repaired by the owners themselves.
  • Little to no initial gassing/odor problem.
  • Little to no owners of air beds have complained about sleeping hot or cold through the night.
  • The core of the bed does not need to be rotated or flipped, however the comfort layers may benefit from being rotated or flipped occasionally.

Cons

  • Air beds are mechanical which means more can conceivably go wrong with them.
  • Noisy when filling mattress with air.
  • Air bed availability in smaller markets can be very limited.
  • On the pricier side of mattresses. Range from $450-$5000+
  • At least 25% of owners have at least partially paid for replacement parts at some point during ownership.
  • Warranties are 10-25 years in length, but usually only the first few years are non-prorated, so owners will often need to pay 20%+ of repair costs.