Most people are tempted to buy a cheap airbed when they’re on Amazon, and who can blame them? One of the best reasons to shop online is how easy it is to find the cheapest selections, but beware. When it comes to a cheap air mattress though, cheap doesn’t always mean quality.
One of the first things you should do when buying a cheap air bed is looking at the reviews of the bed. These should immediately get rid of options that are clearly not quality. Reviews can tell you about some of the same things you are looking for. Did this person get a good night’s sleep? Could they sleep in any position they pleased? These are all things that are worthy of reading about before purchasing your airbed.
Some of the cheaper styles of airbeds have little or no material on top of the mattress. This can cause a sweaty experience and a very uncomfortable night. Another cause of discomfort while sleeping on airbed can be caused by the construction of it.
The best style is the I-beam construction. It gives plenty of support throughout the mattress to keep it stable. Without a stable bed, the edges can give way and cause you to roll off the bed at night. Comfort top construction is another great style because of the memory foam provided. Sometimes mattresses will take in the temperature of the room causing for a cold night, but with this memory foam it will be much warmer.
One cheap airbed I found on Amazon that had some good reviews and specs was the Intex Classic Downy Full Airbed. This airbed sells for under 20$ and has some good features to it. This full size mattress can hold up to 600 pounds all while being 8.75 inches off of the ground. The top of the mattress has a flocked surface. This gives it a texture to it that will not let bedding slide side to side.
The only con I can see is that no pump comes with it. Airbed pumps can be bought for fairly cheap, somewhere around 15$. To save this extra money you can use your vacuum cleaner and blow it up that way. From many reviews, it looks like this cheap air mattress can hold its level of air for over a week at least. One person has even used this bed for 3 months without having to inflate again!
Cheap airbeds are not ideal for the common customer. If you must buy a cheap air bed then know the basics so you won’t regret your decision.