If you’re looking for an adjustable air bed for your home, read on for an overview of the 4 most popular air bed manufacturers. Please note that these beds are designed for everyday home use and are not inflatable guest or camping beds. As such, each serves as a comfortable alternative to more traditional boxspring beds that typically wear out within 10 years.
ComfortAire was the first company in the United States to make and release an adjustable air bed. Their first mattress system came out in 1981 and utilized the same reliable air bladder technology that the company still uses today.
All ComfortAire mattresses are complemented by the company’s patented WhisperFlo air control systems which suction air in and out of the mattress’ air chambers without making an excessive amount of noise. So, say goodbye to vacuum-loud air beds, and start relaxing with the whisper-quiet ComfortAire.
The Sleep Number adjustable air bed system is probably the most well-known thanks to the manufacturer’s aggressive ad campaigns and over 475 retail locations across the United States and Canada. The bed’s major feature is that users can set a specific “sleep number” that designates their preferred firmness level.
For example, if your husband prefers a soft bed while you prefer a firm one, you can both use a personal remote to control the firmness level on your own side of the bed, without affecting the comfort or sleep of the person next to you.
The other major feature of the Sleep Number adjustable air bed is the 30-night, no-questions asked trial feature. Prospective buyers can actually try the bed out at home for 30 nights to decide if they like it. However, you will be responsible for shipping and handling costs on a return, so be prepared.
The SAT Bed
The SAT, or Self-Adjusting Technology, Bed uses a series of air chambers to inflate and deflate the bed. Instead of depending on pumps, motors, engines and air bladders, the SAT bed uses hundreds of air valves that automatically inflate and deflate every time you lie on the bed.
Each valve individually adjusts to the weight and shape of your body, taking pressure off vulnerable points on your body. As you move around the bed, the cylinders refill themselves, conforming to your body and providing support. Unfortunately, more air chambers often mean more points for potential leakage or problems. So, buyers of the SAT bed need to be aware of the possibility of increased maintenance.
Habitat Furnishings Custom-Built Air Beds
With a 180-day money-back guarantee, 20-year warranty and a bed that’s built exactly to your specifications, Habitat has cornered the market on the custom-built adjustable air bed. By using high-quality materials like vulcanized rubber and Natural Laytex, Habitat is able to build you a mattress that far exceeds the factory-quality competition. And because they build their adjustable air bed mattresses to order, they can also do it for less.