Thinking about buying a blow up air mattress? help me plz?

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Thinking about buying a blow up air mattress? help me plz?

kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
my bed has gotten uncomfortable. I'm willing to spend $40 or maybe more on a really nice one...I have 2 links picked out...are these things really comfortable? I have to get a smaller one like twin or full which is smaller? If I dress this up like a real bed with sheets,blankets or even a feather bed on top would it be really comfy? or would the featherbed on top just add too much? or get a thinner one if I plan on adding feather bed also?

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I even saw a memory foam top one.. for like $100 something
10/18/2010
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The Nakanas The Nakanas
We have the queen sized version of the Coleman mattress and it's pretty comfortable for an air mattress. I'd prefer it being a little thicker than it is though. It works great for a weekend of camping, but not sure I'd want to sleep on it every night.
10/18/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by The Nakanas
We have the queen sized version of the Coleman mattress and it's pretty comfortable for an air mattress. I'd prefer it being a little thicker than it is though. It works great for a weekend of camping, but not sure I'd want to sleep on it ...
Then I think I should find a fancy expensive one that looks good to sleep on every night? like over $100 like closer to $200?
10/18/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Are you talking for camping or instead of a mattress?
10/18/2010
Blinker Blinker
It's not a good idea to put a feather-top thing on an air mattress. They don't last long if used regularly for a bed, and forget it if you have pets like a cat or dog. You'll need to invest in an air pump also because you can't blow them up like a balloon. They take a lot of maintenance and aren't meant to be used nightly like a normal mattress. My dad tried this idea once and it didn't work.
10/18/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Ditto.

Inflatable camping beds can't be used for more than a month or two before they deflate and are ruined.

You'd be better off buying a cot, futon, or actual bed.
10/18/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I think the only really feasible option for using an inflatable mattress as a bed is to get a brand name Aerobed. I've heard of people using them for 6 months or a year as a normal bed since they have headboards and are raised, and self-inflate. They are more expensive though and still won't last nearly as long as a real bed.
10/18/2010
Mr. E Mr. E
I have never slept on an inflatable mattress that was worth sleeping on for an extended period.

Is buying a regular mattress just not an option, or are there other issues?

Twin mattresses are not too terribly expensive. I think a decent quality twin can be bought for under $200. ?
10/18/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by Mr. E
I have never slept on an inflatable mattress that was worth sleeping on for an extended period.

Is buying a regular mattress just not an option, or are there other issues?

Twin mattresses are not too terribly expensive. I think a ...
other issues ther is a bed in the back bedroom where I sleep I can't take it out or get rid of it it's my mom's bed but I can't sleep on a regular mattress always makes me stiff and sore. my mom has an air matress like an actual bed one but for some reason it's gotten uncomfortable for me should i just put a feather bed over it? also I was thinking a small air up matress I could drag into the bathroom attached to the bedroom to get further away from noises I am an extremely light sleeper and ear plugs bother me I even have to have at least 2 blankets and I can't be wearing a sock or even have part of my pagjama pant leg riding up one leg I have to pull it down or it bothers me.
10/18/2010
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
If you will be using it that much, splurge on the higher end ($50+) brand name ones that will last. Also, you might want to look at Sears or K-marts... often they offer one-year warranties with their air mattresses for a couple dollars more. I have one with the memory-foam top(although it didn't cost over $100??) and I find it to be way more comfortable then those with just the velvet tops.
10/18/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
I concur with those who say sleeping long term on a blow up mattress is not a great idea. When I first separated from my husband, I moved in with family and slept on an air mattress for about 5 months—actually I slept on 4 air mattresses in that five months.

They will develop leaks and the sealant kits don't fix the problem for long. Oddly, the ones I spent the least amount of money on lasted the longest.

Sadly they are just not made to withstand constant use.

A friend of mine sleeps on a very comfy bed: cheap 10" Walmart memory foam mattress which he tops with a three inch pad of "premium" type memory foam. The whole thing cost him less than $400.
10/18/2010
hoorah1784 hoorah1784
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Ditto.

Inflatable camping beds can't be used for more than a month or two before they deflate and are ruined.

You'd be better off buying a cot, futon, or actual bed.
i agree
11/29/2010
dv8 dv8
Does anyone know where to buy an inflatable bed made of rubberized cotton? Sevylor used to make them before they became part of Coleman. Vinyl beds break fairly easily but rubberized cotton can take a beating.
12/01/2010
KnK KnK
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Originally posted by kinky girlfriend
my bed has gotten uncomfortable. I'm willing to spend $40 or maybe more on a really nice one...I have 2 links picked out...are these things really comfortable? I have to get a smaller one like twin or full which is smaller? If I dress this up ...
A memory foam one might be worthwhile...but my family has a nice automatically adjustable one that inflates or deflates slightly at the push of a button.

The only thing is that over time they can be bad on the back. You don't exactly get a lot of support with those things. :/ Of course I also have back problems from an injury when I was a kid.
12/02/2010
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