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Why Air Beds Lose Air

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If you already checked a few of my reviews, you will no doubt know that I pride myself on being honest. If there is negative information to pass on to you, that’s what I will do, and I am well aware that an air mattress losing air overnight is one of the biggest issues customers have with this type of bed. Below you will find a few reasons why.

Let’s start with a problem that may not sit well with you.

User Error

Depending on the type of air bed you decide to buy, it will normally include a set of instructions. If you don’t follow these as outlined by the manufacturer, you could end up waking up on hard ground in the morning. So, the point I want to make here is if there are steps you should follow with inflating your mattress, follow them.

Now on to some other reasons your airbed may lose air:

Pump Type

As you will have noticed, I have mentioned both internal and external pumps. Obviously, air mattresses that need an external pump can be one of the more common reasons your air bed will lose air during the night. The reason for this is the cheaper models tend not to have valves that are airtight. However, you will find plenty of reviews I’ve put together that include manufacturers that have thought about this.

For instance, you may want to take a look at some of the Coleman models I have included. This company has used patented technology with their external pumps which means the minute you remove the pump, the valve is sealed. This eliminates loss of air before you can close the valve and also helps to keep the air where it should be overnight.

Wear and Tear

If you use your airbed often, there will be more wear and tear over a shorter space of time. Whilst manufacturers do their best to make sure they use the most durable materials available to them, it will eventually start to leak. This is one reason why you might find it hard to get information on any warranties that are available with certain models. However, there are companies that are so confident about their air mattress durability they do offer a limited warranty on them. One good example of this is the Intex pillow raised air mattress (reviewed here).

Technology is Moving On

Mattresses losing air overnight is probably an issue that won’t go away in a hurry, but there are manufacturers that are working very hard to eliminate this problem. If you want to find out more about the NeverFlat technology that’s emerging onto the market, take a look at my reviews from Insta and Serta.

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