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The Best Level of Inflation

air bed inflation levels

I have decided to add this informational page to my website because the level of inflation of an air bed is something that many people forget to take into consideration. After all, if you’re going camping or on a road trip, you’ve found my website because you want a little luxury with your sleeping arrangements.

Even if you’re looking for something to use when you have guests, the amount of air your bed will take is hugely important.

So, I’m going to start with what you should think about from a personal point of view.

How Large Are You?

If you’re heavy or light, you should make sure you take into consideration the amount of air your bed will hold. For those of you that are of a heavier build, you will need a more robust level of inflation and it goes without saying that if you’re light you will need less. The last thing you need is to purchase an air mattress that either sinks the minute you lie on it, or you’re bouncing around like a ping-pong ball all night.

How Able Bodied Are You?

I’ve come across a lot of people over the years that think an air mattress won’t suit them because they’re not as able bodied as they once were. It could be that you have trouble with aches and pains, or have just reached a point in life where your joints don’t work as well as they used to.

This doesn’t mean you can’t use an airbed. There are plenty of manufacturers on the market that have taken people like you into consideration, for instance by giving you multiple firmness options. If you would like more information on this subject, you can also take a look at my informational page on health and back pain benefits.

Where Will You Use your Airbed?

This might not seem important but the location of your air bed will also have a bearing on what level of inflation will be best.
Do you just intend to use it in the home for guests?
Are you going on a camping trip?

The point I’m trying to make here is the type of terrain that will be beneath your bed. The less even it is, the higher the level of inflation you might need (regardless of your size). Of course, in the home this isn’t an issue because floors are flat. However, in the great outdoors this might not be the case.

Let’s now move on to what manufacturers have done to help customers in terms of the level of inflation with their airbeds.

Multiple Inflation-Level Choices

You will find these air beds are a little more expensive, simply because the manufacturer has taken the guesswork out of the amount of air you need in your bed. As you browse my website, you will find a few carefully chosen air bed reviews that should suit what you’re looking for.

Many air mattresses give you the option to choose the level of inflation, but this only with those that have built in pumps. Some models have a dial you can make use of, and generally there are 3 choices plush, medium or firm. These models are perfect for all of the points above including the type of terrain you’ll be sleeping on.

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