Make Air Mattresses More Comfortable
An air mattress is a great item to have in your house, it can transform any room in your house into a sleeping area, simply through the use of an air pump. It can even be used to make outdoor camping extra luxurious, and for some people is actually more soothing for their backs than a regular box-sprung mattress.
1. Sheets and covers
The thing about air mattresses is that they’re composed entirely of air, which means the temperature of your mattress will be warmer in summer, colder in winter. Thus, it behooves you to have a range of covers and sheets to hand so that you can adapt accordingly. In winter you might even want some thicker blankets to counter the cooler air emanating from inside the air mattress. In summer, cotton fabrics are best.
2. Soft is better
It is best to make sure your air mattress is resting on a softer surface, such as a rug or a mat. This will soften the overall feeling of resting your weary body on the mattress; it will also prevent potential slipping and sliding, which can occur if the mattress is resting on a hardwood floor. The base of the mattress is usually vinyl; if you’re a fairly active sleeper, ie. you move around a lot in your unconscious state, then you could end up waking yourself up through the extra movement that hardwood floors might enable.
People use toppers on their regular beds, and they can also work wonderfully on air mattresses. Typically the air mattress is made from a rubbery substance that is designed to expand and contract, so the better the fabric and texture of your sleeping surface the more comfortable your night’s sleep will be. If your air mattresses are only used rarely then your topper can become a part of your regular bed, too, so that you won’t have to worry about storage space.
4. Box Spring it
By placing your air mattress on top of a Box Spring base it is going to increase the comfort of your sleeping experience, in terms of getting into bed at night and out of it again in the morning, as well as regulating the softness of the mattress which is resting upon the Box Spring. It could even become a permanent solution to back pain, depending on the unique ailments from which you might be suffering. Certain air mattresses (high-end) are really responsive to the curvature of your back, while a harder traditional mattress can end up doing you more harm than good. It is best to seek specialist medical advice first, though, and follow their recommendations.
5. Pillow talk
In many ways, your pillow is as important if not more important than your actual mattress. This is because it is supporting the most important and sensitive part of your spine which connects to the unique, sensitive neck area and cranial nerves. Neck pain is probably the most common ailment of office workers across the land, and to invest in a high-quality pillow is worth it. It will make your sleeping experience that much better and will complement the natural flexibility which air mattresses afford.
6. Wall Lean
It is likely that you won’t have a headboard attached to your air mattress unless you’re putting it on a Box Spring and using it as your main mattress. Therefore, a useful idea is to ensure that your air mattress is placed next to a wall; this will ensure that your pillow doesn’t fall off, which could be really annoying and potentially disruptive to your sleeping experience.
7. Rate of inflation
Your air mattress will come with instructions, including a recommended amount of inflation. It is important, however, that you keep an eye on how much it is inflated; too much could lead to it becoming too firm and uncomfortable. It could even damage its lining and fabric threading. On the other hand, too little could mean that the mattress sags in the middle, and this could have a detrimental impact on your precious spine. Unlike traditional mattresses, however, the ability to deflate or inflate your mattress is a distinct advantage.
Overall, you can see how useful and beneficial it can be to own an air mattress; it has many advantages, some of which could lead to your air mattress becoming your main mattress. When it comes to storing it away, an air mattress can be nicely compressed and boxed away. If it eventually breaks, you won’t be left with the burden of trying to dismantle or recycle it, or even having to pay someone to take it away.
When moving house, it will present absolutely no problem in terms of transporting it somewhere else. It is relatively inexpensive, compared with a regular, traditional mattress. In the majority of cases, it represents an affordable way of allowing guests to stay over in a spare room, without having to have a permanent bed installed.