Air mattresses are popular for use as an additional sleeping space in the home, or as a portable sleeping space while camping; but what if you want to use an air mattress as your main bed? It should be said that there is no maximum time you can inflate an air mattress for, so theoretically it’s possible to sleep on one night after night. Is this a good idea though?
If you are going to use an air mattress to sleep on regularly then you need to make sure you get the best one for the task. The best air mattress for you is not necessarily the most expensive one. You should make sure that you check out all the reviews and information you can, before making your final decision.
Why might you want to use an air mattress as your main bed?
There can be several reasons why people consider sleeping on an air mattress on a regular basis. You can often purchase an air mattress for a cheaper price than you can a regular bed, so it may seem like a good option if you have a restricted budget. Air mattresses also generally take up less space in a room as there is no frame to consider. A further advantage of using an air mattress is that it’s portable, so if you know you are going to be changing accommodation a lot moving can be made easier.
Is an air mattress really suitable to sleep on all the time?
As we stated earlier, there is no actual maximum time that an air mattress can be left inflated for. That being said, the longer it is inflated, the more it is subject to potential damage, including that caused by pet claws. It may be tempting to inflate and deflate an air mattress each day so that this damage does not happen, and so that less room is taken up while you are not sleeping. If you do this you run the risk of putting too much pressure on seams which can burst as a result.
If you are thinking of using an air mattress to sleep on each night you also need to consider the importance of a good night’s sleep to your general health. Although they are a very useful temporary bed space solution, air mattresses generally do not provide the same level of comfort and support that a regular bed does.
If you really want to use an air mattress to sleep on each night then you can but you may not be completely comfortable. You also need to consider the fact that any air mattress loses a certain amount of air over time and needs to be pumped up. It’s also worth noting that you may have to replace an air mattress more regularly than a bed, if you use it constantly. Generally an air mattress is best used as a temporary bed space solution, whether for house guests, camping trips or to tide you over until you get a new regular bed.