comfortable air mattress gives you quality sleep

A comfortable air mattress can help to ease back pains and can solve sleeping problems.

Being a light sleeper or someone that finds it difficult to remain asleep, will often leave you waking up groggy and miserable. This can be because you find yourself waking in the middle of the night from the slightest of noise or movement, or it’s because your bed is too uncomfortable and your end up tossing and turning throughout the night.

A comfortable air mattress has been the answer for many people who experience sleeping difficulties. It certainly helped me when I was going through my period of back pains. I slept like a baby for those nights and more.

However, I had to go through a couple of different models before I settled on what I consider to be the most comfortable air mattress (it was the Insta-Bed Never Flat if you’re wondering), but there are a few others out there that have been praised as being extremely comfortable also.

The most comfortable air mattresses should have the following:

  • Flocked Top: Most air mattresses will have a flocked material on the sleeping surface, which increases insulation, grip and comfort. Sometimes the surface will be suede, or suede-like. If you decide not to have a bed sheet, then sleeping on a flocked top will ensure that you have a more comfortable sleep.
  • Low Air Loss: An all too common problem in air mattresses is that they’re prone to air loss, some models a lot more than others. You want to find an air bed that has an airtight system, where air doesn’t seep through the valve and the material doesn’t stretch much. However, people are often unaware that they can prevent air loss, and you can find out how here.
  • Body Stability System: The different patterns that you see on the sleeping surface of an air mattress are coils intended to keep your body in place so you’re less likely to toss, turn and roll around. It also helps to distribute weight evenly so there’s less bounce. Some air mattresses even have slightly raised edges so you don’t end up rolling off the edge.
  • Adjustable Firmness: Air mattresses with built-in pumps should allow you to adjust the bed’s level of firmness. It might be the case of just turning on the pump until you reach your desired firmness level, but certain pumps have integrated pre-settings.

By no means does it mean that in order for an air mattress to be comfortable, it should have all the above features. But low air loss is a must, and adjustable firmness being important.

After a thorough research, the following air mattresses fit some or all of the above criteria.


SoundAsleep Dream Air Mattress

Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

SoundAsleep Dream Air MattressThis is a relatively new air mattress on the scene, but it’s already arguably one of the best air mattresses around. It has the highest rating, and that’s due to its high quality construction and low defect rates. In terms of comfort, there doesn’t appear to be one customer who has mentioned anything but how comfortable it is.

It stands at 19 inches high, making it easy to get in and out of bed, features ComfortCoil technology (40 internal coils) which helps to keep the sleeping surface durable and firm for body support, and its extra thick waterproof flocked top adds insulation as well as even more durability. Air retention has been stated as being excellent, with very minimal air loss each night. You can go here to check it out.


Insta-Bed Never Flat Air Mattress

Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Insta-Bed Never Flat Queen Size Air MattressIt’s called the Never Flat, because like the name suggests, it’s never flat unless you deliberately deflate it. The built-in air pump silently provides air throughout the night to maintain your desired firmness level, so that you don’t wake up to a softer and flatter bed.

It also has a thick flocked surface which not only adds durability, but also comfort to the bed. Because of the effectiveness of the Never Flat air pump, it has become one of the most popular air mattresses, as well as being among the highest rated. It’s available in twin and queen sizes, and you can read my full review of this air bed here.


Quick Luxe Sky Blue Air Mattress

Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Quick Luxe Sky Blue Queen Size Air MattressComfort Boulevard is the company and produces and suppliers the Quick Luxe Sky Blue air mattress, and even though it’s not as well-known as Coleman or AeroBed, their air mattresses outranks them in customer satisfaction and quality in most cases.

It adopts a thick gauge non-toxic vinyl body and incorporates a soft flocked top. It also stands at 20 inches tall, higher than most other raised air mattresses, which makes it easier to get in and out of bed. Customer dissatisfaction rate stands at just 3.5%, and defect rate at 2.5%, making it the lowest figure I’ve seen. You can read the full review here.


SimplySleeper Series

Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

SimplySleeper SS-89Q Queen Size Air MattressOne of the fastest growing companies in the US is SimplyGlobo, the company responsible for the SimplySleeper line or air mattresses. They’re available in twin (read the full review here), full and queen sizes, and though they haven’t been around as long as other air bed producers, more and more people are becoming more aware of how comfortable their air mattresses are.

Their line of air beds incorporates triple layers and an 8.5” gusset build, which adds strength, and makes the material stretch resistant and air tight. It does a great job at retaining air within, thanks to its patented force-induced valve system. You can be sure that whoever’s lucky enough to sleep on the SimplySleeper, will surely get a quality night’s sleep.


AeroBed Comfort Anywhere Air Mattress

Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

AeroBed Comfort Anywhere Queen Size Air MattressAeroBed has been manufacturing innovative and quality air beds since 1992. They’re a well-known brand and have some of the best air mattresses around. The AeroBed Comfort Anywhere is from their premium range and ranks among one of their most comfortable air beds.

It has a built-in air pump with a convenient handheld control for inflation and to adjust the level of the bed’s firmness. The waterproof flocked surface makes the bed good enough to sleep on without bed sheets, and the signature headboard keeps your pillows from sliding off the bed. Click here to read the full review.

If you’re interested in a wider variety of good and great air mattresses, you can see my top 10 best twin air mattresses and also, the 10 best queen size air mattresses here.