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The Benefits of Sleeping on an Air Mattress

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I’m sure you’ve heard that air mattresses are not the best things to sleep on; that they are okay as a temporary sleeping solution, but that a normal bed mattress provides better support and helps avoid aches and pains in your back. The truth is this is not necessarily the case. Believe it or not, an air mattress may actually be the better sleeping option depending on the air mattress and the conventional mattress you have.

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One of the most important things you need to consider when purchasing an air mattress is the level of support it provides. This is especially so if you are going to be sleeping on it on a regular basis. Now let’s take a look at the benefits of sleeping on an air mattress, and why an air mattress may be better for you than a regular mattress.

Problems with a conventional mattress

If you have problems with your back you need to make sure that you are sleeping on a mattress that provides the support you need. Once a conventional mattress begins to age it can lose some of the support that it once had. If you continue to sleep on it when this starts to happen then it is not supporting your back as it should be.

Or perhaps you purchased a softer mattress because that was your preference, but then developed back problems. Again, continuing to sleep on this mattress can lead to even more problems with your back. Unfortunately, many people continue to use a conventional mattress when they should not because it is expensive to buy another mattress.

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How you can benefit from sleeping on an airbed

In many cases, an airbed can actually be a more affordable option than a new mattress. A well-manufactured airbed can also provide you with enough support to make sure that your back is not undergoing any further stress or strain.

Another good thing about an airbed is that you can also use it if you are living in a household where there is not enough room for a conventional bed. If you are in this position then you need to make sure that the airbed you choose allows for your spine to be properly aligned. This prevents any pressure from building up on your vertebrae. Today’s airbeds are so advanced that you can actually get a high level of support when sleeping on them.You may also like to invest in a quality cooling pad such as the chilipad cube for ultimate comfort and support. These pads will take your comfort to next level

So now you see that sleeping on an airbed is not necessarily the less preferable option.This may actually be preferable to sleeping on a conventional mattress which is not manufactured to provide optimum support, or has lost its level of support over the years. It seems that sleeping on an air mattress can actually be good for you.

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Stacie Falkenstein

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

I have been battling stage 4 Metastatic breast cancer for 2 years. The cancer spread to my spine, leaving me in a ton of pain every day. I take pain medication non stop. Before I can get out of bed in the morning I have to take two pain pills, wait 20 minutes, and then I'm good to go. My children and I are in the process of moving. While waiting for our house to get ready we've been staying at my mother's home. We have been pulling out the air mattress every night for an extra bed, because me and my 3 children bombarded her home. The other night my son asked me if I would lay on the air mattress with him, I was reluctant because of my back, but because that's my baby - I did. Last night we switched beds, I now sleep on the air mattress and will continue. For the past 2 days I have waken up feeling like I'm in someone else's body - a healthy, pain free body. I am able to wake up and move, instead of waking up and falling, because that's what happens. I have been able to wake up and not ask my children to open my medicine bottles because the pain is so bad in my hands. Two days ago I wasn't able to make a fist, I was able to make a fist with both hands. For the past 2 days I have been able to bend over, make a fist, kick a leg up, and move about. I don't know exactly what the benefit to sleeping on an air mattress is, but I know for me, it has been a life changer! I'm having pain free mornings and feeling like nothing is wrong🙏!!!

Alaina Bullock

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Hi Stacie, I am so very sorry to hear about your battle with cancer. My sister is dealing with it too and has had to have a double mastectomy. I am so happy to hear that you've found a way to sleep comfortably - that is such an important part of staying healthy and healing! I, too, find that air mattresses can actually be more comfortable than some regular mattresses. And hopefully, as others read your comment, it will help someone else as well. Please know that I will be praying for you. Stay strong and beat this. You CAN do it!

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