Coming back to the hotel on a trip, tired from all the walking around and just laying down on the unusually soft bed absorbed all the stress away. It made me wish I could come back home to it every day after work. And, I just kept fantasizing about soft beds, until I found best air mattresses for everyday use.
While air mattresses began their journey in the backpacks of trekkers and travelers, they are a part of our everyday lives now. Owing to their customizable firmness, air mattresses have a way of adjusting themselves to your relief points like the old day oil massages from mom. For the same reason, they are highly recommended to people with chronic back-pain as they can adjust the mattress’s firmness in line with their pain & comfort. For those with a budget, air mattresses are usually cheaper and more durable than traditional mattresses, if maintained a bit. As they’re synthetic built, unlike cotton mattresses, they are odorless and don’t sag over time at the spots you regularly sleep on.
With the world developing towards convenience and comfort, even air mattresses now come with in-built pumps to save you the extra effort of inflating and deflating the mattress, whenever transported around. Although, pumps being a technical inclusion do add to the maintenance aspect, choosing a quality mattress should save you from any future expenses.
Parallel to all the benefits air mattresses have to offer, a noisy pump, a shorter warranty, and suggested temporary usage are some of the turn-offs associated with buying one. However, I have kept these characteristics in mind while devising the list and the following mattresses should save you as much trouble as possible.
BEST AIR MATTRESS FOR EVERYDAY USE
As much as the discovery of air mattresses was a relief to my work stress, having to choose the best air mattress for everyday use, out of the thousands available offline and online, stressed me out even more. Browsing through all the options itself made me want to lie down on one right then and there.
However, to save you all from the stress of browsing and comparing all the options, in this article, I have prepared a list of my top 5 picks of air mattresses, along with the individual characteristics that put them a notch ahead of their competitors.
An air mattress’s companionship with you is primarily determined by its dimensions. Spend a look, and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Here’s a detailed comparison of my top picks along with the characteristics that make them my top pick.
In-built Pump inflation time
The Smart Characteristic
$100 – $200
$75 – $100
$200 – $300
$75 – $110
$100 – $ 150
$120 – $ 180
$50 – $100
Value for money-smart
$75 – $120
$50 – $ 100
*All the mentioned mattresses come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty.
A high coil-count in all the above-mentioned air mattresses let them imitate a traditional mattress feel. Topped with a memory foam mattress protector or any other mattress topper, the experience should make you forget that you’re sleeping on an air mattress.
1. SoundAsleep Dream Series [Most Comfortable]
SoundAsleep, as the name suggests, thrives towards giving its users the best possible stress-relieving sleep wherever and whenever. With the Dream Series, SoundAsleep has echoed itself in the daily-use air mattress segment and is the top choice of many sleep experts, including Jessica Jones, a mattress reviewer at thesleepjudge.com.
Made out of puncture-resistant eco-friendly PVC material, the Dream Series offers durability and firmness. The Sure Grip bottom ensures a sound sleep by preventing the mattress from sliding throughout your nap, while a waterproof top takes care of all the spilled mess. Inflating the mattress was never so easy. By merely turning the dial on its patented one-click in-built pump to “inflate”, your mattress will be ready-to-sleep in under 4 minutes. The mattress can be deflated, packed into the sack provided with it and stored post-usage, with the same easiness.
-needs a power outlet
-available in only two colors
-Sure Grip bottom
2. InstaBed EZ Queen [Best Features]
InstaBed, with two of its mattresses on this list, is nailing the air-mattress industry. InstaBed EZ is my personal favorite for the features it has to offer. EZ’s price ($230 – $ 270) and weight (60 lbs) tags send it off a little, but depending on your pocket and usage, both of them are worth it. EZ has a dual pump system, with the primary pump responsible for initially inflating it and the secondary NeverFlat pump making up for any air lost throughout the night with the help of sensors, in order to maintain its firmness. As suggested by its past users, the NeverFlat pump is silent enough to not wake you up whenever it kicks in.
In addition, the EZ is motion-transfer optimized, i.e. sleeping with a partner on an air mattress was never more peaceful. The EZ is also the only mattress on the list with a built-in frame. All you have to do is, plug it in and turn it on, and within 2 minutes it’ll be sleep ready.
-A bit pricey
-Silent Dual Pump Mechanism
-A bit heavy (comes with a roller, though)
-Needs a power outlet
-Easy to setup
3. King Koil Luxury [Medically Recommended]
King Koil is known for its International Chiropractors Association endorsed huge-looking mattresses that specialize in spinal alignment. At 20” high, the King Koil Luxury raised airbed is the highest air mattress on the list. Despite its unusual height, the built-in pump inflates it fast enough in under 4 minutes. Luxury comes with an in-built pillow and its overall design eliminates the need for any covers. Buy, inflate, sleep. Though not a necessity, like every other air mattress, topping it with a comforter will ensure better comfort and firmness.
-needs a power outlet
-a bit clumsy
-600 lbs capacity
4. InstaBed Raised Mattress [Value-for-money]
InstaBed is known for the features it offers. Same as the EZ, the InstaBed Raised Mattress has a dual-pump mechanism that inflates it within 3 minutes and keeps its firmness maintained throughout your sleep. Weighing merely 25 pounds, the Raised Mattress is easy to carry around. At 19”, the mattress is high enough for you to get used to it in a short span, after switching from a traditional sized bed. All these features combined with a discounted price tag of $75 – $120 make it the best value-for-money mattress on the list. Moreover, it’s availability in aesthetic colors makes it a top-pick for users who plan to use it as a temporary guest boarder.
-Silent Dual-Pump Mechanism
-Requires a power outlet
5. Coleman SupportRest Elite [Budget Boss]
Coleman, a pioneer in outdoor camping gear and equipment, has ventured into the daily-use air mattress segment. The Coleman SupportRest Elite is a massive 19” high air mattress that is relatively easier to get in and out of for users used to the traditional mattresses. With a Support Lock reinforced construction, the mattress remains firm through long period-usage without the need of reinflation. An airtight system promises zero leakage, adding to the consistent firmness. The built-in pump inflates the mattress within 4 minutes of plugging in. The reinforced edges provide neck support for moments of laying down and a velvet-finish to the top gives it a quality vibe. All-in-all a discounted price tag for its grey striped version makes it the cheapest mattress on the list and worth every penny.
-Requires a power outlet
In a walnutshell, if you’re looking for THE air mattress at a still reasonable price, go for the EZ. But, if on a tight budget, consider the features of the other four and select the one that best suits your needs.
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