How To Make An Air Mattress More Comfortable

How to Make An Air Mattress More Comfortable

Recent escalation in health complications emanating from unhealthy sleep has triggered global outcry. It is for this reason that we flexed our muscles and dived deep into the mattress industry in an attempt to offer you some ideas on how to make an air mattress more comfortable. Although this type of bed is most commonly used as a temporary setup, perhaps for guests or whilst camping, even if used for a short period of time there are fringe benefits from obtaining maximum comfort from your purchase. Below we discuss and recommended the 7 top methods which can be done very easily and sometimes with no added cost:

1. Proper Spreading of Bed Sheets and Covers

An air mattress (also commonly known as an air bed) is literally air inflated into an enclosed structure made in the form of a mattress or bed. Therefore it is worth noting that there is air inside, which is bound to get warm when the weather is hot, and cold when the weather is cold. Nights usually get cold and for that reason, the air will too as those nights fade. Ensuring that proper spreading of bed sheets and bed covers shall assure that one does not have to have to bear with these temperature changes.

2. Place It On Soft Surface

Placing the mattress on soft surfaces is yet another way to improve comfort levels. This is because the vinyl bottom layer does not augur well with hard surfaces such as hardwood floor which would make your sleep quite uncomfortable. For this reason, one ought to place it in a strategic position under a soft surface like a rug or a mat in order to get quality sleep.

3. Add A Topper To Your Bed

Adding a topper to your bed is yet another way to improve comfort. This ensures that you do not sleep on the somewhat hard or rubbery surface which in sometimes cheaper versions feels somewhat uncomfortable. The topper will maximize the comfort of your sleep surface based on which type you use, whether it be a memory foam or latex.

4. Place On A Box Spring

Placing it on a box spring adds comfort, and ensures that you can get out of bed fast and with least effort due to the overall raised height. This is therefore another way recommended if at all one wishes to enjoy a great nights sleep.

5. Use A Pillow On It

A shredded memory foam pillow

A shredded memory foam pillow

The health benefits of using a pillow when sleeping can never be overstated. For this reason, one should ensure that they always have a good pillow when sleeping in order to enjoy proper spinal alignment. This goes a long way in curbing the risk of experiencing neck and backaches which are quite stressful to say the least. Pillows can range dramatically in price but it’s not a good idea to buy cheap quality ones which will certainly not offer the right support, nor will they last very long. Check our pillow section for some recommendations based on your needs.

6. Use The Wall

It is a wise practice to always have a headboard whichever type of bed you use. Commonly a headboard prevents pillows and other bedding from falling off as one is asleep. In general, air mattresses will never come with a headboard due to their compactness and flexible design. Therefore one should aim to move the bed closer to the wall for best results ensuring maximum comfort.

7. Inflate Or Deflate

Having the right amount of inflation for your air bed is yet another way to ensure the sleep surface is either soft and plush, or nice and firm. Having too much air inside will make it too firm, whereas having too little will make it too soft. Nowadays, if the bed has a built-in pump, this fine-tuning can usually be tweaked with the single turn of a knob.

It is, therefore, time we put some of these basic practices in place to curb the catastrophic repercussions resulting from unhealthy sleep once and for all.


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