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air mattress Many of us have slept on air mattresses for a few nights while visiting friends and family or while camping in the great outdoors.  Some of the early air mattresses were so thin that we could feel the ground or floor beneath us.  And quite often they developed leaks, so the air gradually escaped overnight.  This type of air mattress may also be used as a flotation device in swimming pools and at the beach.  Although these rudimentary air mattress are still available, many of today's air mattresses are a lot more comfortable and sophisticated.

electric air mattress pump Air mattresses are inflatable mattresses that, in their simplest form, are often used as temporary bedding or sleeping pads.  Years ago, many families had guest rooms with beds that were used only occasionally, but today's high cost of housing has made it necessary for each room to serve multiple purposes.  So air mattresses have become very popular, because they can be used in any room and are comfortable for overnight guests.  This type of air mattress, constructed from sheet vinyl or textile-reinforced vinyl, can be rolled up and stored compactly on a shelf.  It can be inflated by blowing air into a small air valve on the air mattress or, more efficiently, via a manual or electric air pump.

Boy Floating on an Air Mattress

Higher quality air mattresses – sometimes called air beds – feature electric air pumps and easily adjustable firmness levels.  They are designed for long-term use as permanent beds and are available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes.  Some air beds even provide separate firmness adjustments for each side of the mattress!  The materials and construction of these quality air mattresses may compare favorably to memory foam mattresses or traditional innerspring mattresses.

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When shopping for an air mattress, it is important to consider its primary use.  Rubber air mattresses are designed to last longer, and they are generally more expensive.  Those with latex-rubber air chambers can usually last for several years of daily use.  Vinyl air mattresses are least expensive, but they may only have 3 to 6 month guarantees.  However, this is based on daily use, so a vinyl air mattress may suffice for occasional house guest use over a period of years.

Here on, we feature a convenient directory of selected air mattress and adjustable bed suppliers.  For comparison purposes, we also list major foam mattress and innerspring mattress manufacturers as well as an independent sleep information resource.

pink air mattress on water
Pink Air Mattress (Macro Photo)

Air Mattress Manufacturers

  • Select Comfort
    This Minnesota-based mattress manufacturer offers a line of adjustable air beds.  Unlike traditional mattresses, which are made from metal coils and springs, their Sleep Number Bed uses uniquely designed air chambers to provide a gentle cushion of support that can be easily adjusted to your comfort and firmness preferences.
  • Comfortaire
    Based in South Carolina, this air bed manufacturer features innovative sleep surfaces with air control systems.  Find sleep resources, compare traditional beds with air beds, and locate a dealer near you.
  • Aero Products International
    Maker of AeroBed® adjustable air mattresses, this Chicago-area firm developed air pump and valve technology that enables air mattresses to inflate quickly and deflate easily.  AeroBed® inflatable air beds offer a luxurious sleep surface, comfort control, and matching storage bag.
  • Coleman Air Beds and Pumps
    This camping equipment supplier offers inflatable air beds and mats as well as bedding and air pumps.  Whether at the beach, inside a tent, or in the comforts of home, Coleman's extended line of inflatables offers convenience, durability, and quality.

Mattress Supplier Directories

  • Mattress Manufacturers
    Directory of mattress manufacturers and distributors in the United States of America.
  • Mattress Retailers
    Directory of retail mattress stores and suppliers throughout the United States.

Sleep Resource

  • National Sleep Foundation
    This independent nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting education, sleep-related research, and advocacy.

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