Sleep’s an essential part of human existence. Scientists have even proven that the quality of sleep one gets can affect one’s health. Naturally, waking up with a sore back is one thing that might make you cranky all day which will affect your overall performance.  With the presence of many brands, options and features to choose from, being able to select a suitable mattress for you might pose quite the challenge.


Today we will focus on the air mattresses. Initially, air mattresses were associated with one getting sleepless nights. This is no longer the case as the current models are of superior quality and will take you promptly into dreamland!

What features should you consider?

Regardless of whether you want one for a sleepover, a camping trip or just for yourself in the house, this will help you find the right one to suit your needs. For the purpose of camping, the air mattress is the way to go! You have to focus on whether the particular mattress can self-inflate or requires manual pumping. You also need to consider the size, remember, the bigger the better!

Also worth considering is the speed at which the mattress gets inflated or deflated. Check whether the mattress is comfortable or not since most of these claim to be but are not. You will find that the best mattresses are made with two chambers with the top one having memory foam and the other is an air chamber underneath. Another feature to consider is the ease of adjustability of the mattress, whether you can make it more or less firm. This will improve your comfort. Lastly, consider the support a mattress provides. You want one that will perfectly suit your curves and contours.

Here are 4 of the most amazing air mattresses in the market at the moment and discussed in detail.

1. Sound-Asleep Dream Series Air Mattress
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This mattress is the very best in the market. It’s blue top and with a beige body come as queen size. The mattress comes with an internal pump that has a high capacity and also the comfort coil technology.

With this technology, the mattress comes with about 40 internally placed coils that increase the durability of the mattress and also its support. This enables your bed to stay flat and also firm all through.

The mattress is made such that it can easily be inflated or deflated depending on your needs. The inflation can be achieved in less than 4 minutes. This therefore makes the mattress easy and convenient to use during camping. The pump use is quite straightforward to use.

This queen size mattress with an inflated size of 78 *58 *19 inches, weighs about 18.96 pounds, has a sure grip at the bottom which makes it convenient as there will be no cases of sliding of the mattress.

The mattress comes with an incorporated cord storage which helps to keep the power cord in a neat manner and makes it easily manageable. Its purchase will ensure that it is accompanied with a carry bag which will give ease when transporting or during storage.

Has durability

The mattress can carry a weight of about 500 pound which is more than most mattresses can.

Another feature that might peak your interest is that the top surface is made to be waterproof. This makes the mattress more durable due to its multilayer of material that can resist puncture.

Buying the mattress comes with a one year warranty. This will give reassurance of the purchased product. The customer care services associated with the product is amazing and customers are free to send e-mails in case of any difficulty.


  • Easy to use due to easy inflation and deflation
  • Surface is maintained flat because of presence of 40 coils
  • Good customer service
  • The mattress stays firm hence keeps the shape all through the night
  • Is comfortable
  • Has the ideal dimensions
  • Has little air loss and hence reduces chances of sagging
  • Has a high weight capacity of 500 pounds
  • Has sure grip which prevents cases of slipping
  • Is puncture resistant
  • Durable
  • Easy to carry and store
  • Is waterproof at the top


  • Noisy due to the pump
  • To some the sleeping surface is cold
  • Slight noise while inflating or deflating
2. Serta Raised Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump
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This product from Serta, comes as a queen size and has dimensions of 78-80* 60* 18 inches when it is inflated. It comes as beige in color and the material used is vinyl. This height provided by the inflated mattress will not give you the feeling of sleeping on the floor unlike that which some air mattresses offer.  Also, it has an inflated height of 18 inches that makes it easy to get on and out of bed.

This mattress has an automatic primary pump shutoff feature that ensures shut off at full inflation and vice versa. The mattress has 35 coils that can provide support to the surface and ensure that the surface layers are kept in place. The material used for the multilayers can resist puncture and hence makes it durable.

It comes with a carry bag that is obtained from a good quality material which makes the mattress easy to carry around in the case of camping and easy to store.

The mattress not only comes with an inbuilt night light for when you may require visibility, but also a USB port that provides charging for your gadgets (phone, tablet e.t.c) if the need arises. It also has a two-year warranty which provides assurance of the product to the customer.

Has two pumps

The mattress comes with a two pumps. The pumps can inflate the mattress all through the night. The two pumps carry out different functions. The first pump (primary pump) can inflate or deflate your mattress in a little over 3 minutes while the secondary pump ensures that the air pressure in your mattress is maintained and is comfortable.


  • It is easy to set up
  • Nicely firm for sleep
  • Has two pumps that are fast to inflate and deflate
  • Durable
  • Has no air leakage hence no chances of sagging
  • Automatic pumping system makes it easy to use
  • It is easy to store and transport
  • Comes with provision for you to carry out lighting and charging
  • Has a two year warranty


  • It might come with an odor after shipping
  • Is noisy during pumping
  • It might lose shape and develop a bump
3. Intex Raised Downy Airbed
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The airbed comes in a queen size. It comes with an inbuilt alternating current (AC) pump. This pump has a high power and makes the process of inflation and deflation quite easy. The process of inflation takes less than 5 minutes hence it is very convenient.

It is 22 inches high when inflated. This makes it easy to get in bed. The mattress surface is water resistant and the material used to make it is vinyl with very strong construction.

The design of the mattress is such that its side is indented and which ensures that your mattress doesn’t end up slipping. The package comes with its carry bag that is used for storage and is also used for when it requires transportation. It also comes with two comfortable inflatable pillows.

This item comes with dimensions of 7.5 *14.5* 18 inches and is 60 *22* 80 when inflated. The mattress has a maximum capacity of about 600 pounds and unopened items can be returned within a period of 15 days. It also has a 30-day warranty.


The presence of the pump makes it quite simple to inflate and to carry out deflation of the mattress hence it is convenient. Also, it has relatively higher inflated height than other mattresses making it convenient for those with a disability or the aged for example.


  • Elevation of 22 inches above ground
  • Durable
  • Has quick deflation and inflation
  • Comes with an inbuilt electric pump
  • Has automatic pump which closes when not in use
  • Indented area on the side ensures no slipping of sheets used
  • Provides support and is comfortable
  • Waterproof top
  • Is cheap


  • Is noisy as the pump operates
  • Relatively poor services to customers and guarantee
  • Cases of bulging tend to occur
  • The mattress tends to stretch due to different factors e.g temperature
  • It has no warranty
4. Insta-Bed Raised Queen Air Mattress with Never Flat Pump
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This twin or queen size mattress comes in white color. The welded construction it comes with provides a seal. It also comes with a carry bag which makes it easy to store the mattress and to transport it.

There are no cases of air leakages from the mattress making it very convenient to use and provides comfort. The elevation of the mattress off the ground makes it easy for people who are disabled and those who are aged.

The basic pump can carry out inflation and also deflates it in under 4 minutes. This makes using the mattress very convenient. The pump automatically goes off when not in use.

The mattress comes with flocked on the upper surface which ensures that your bedding does not slip during the night. The mattress comes with two pumps that ensure the absence of leakage from the mattress after inflating it. This ensures no sagging will occur at night. The best part is that the pump that does work with low noise levels which means you won’t be startled awake at night.


The presence of sensors on the inside of the mattress ensures that the air is pumped up continuously. This means you won’t have to wake up at ungodly hours to start looking for a hand pump to re-inflate the mattress.


  • Has a large sleeping surface area
  • The queen weighs less, about 25 pounds
  • It’s easy to lie and get up from the mattress
  • Easy to customize firmness
  • Provides plush, firm or medium level of firmness
  • Has automatic pumping
  • Has a quiet automatic secondary pump
  • Easy to inflate and deflate
  • Easy to storage and transportation
  • Durable
  • Soft and comfortable surface
  • Has really good customer services
  • Maintains shape due to reinforcements


  • Requires constant supply of power to remain inflated
  • Firmness can be distorted depending on weather pattern e.g. temperature


Well after viewing all these products I hope you can choose the most suitable mattress. By suitable, I mean one that is suitable for your size, convenience, durability, cheap and provides the perfect support for your body at the end of the day!