Al though this may look like a simple question, a lot of air mattress manufactures do not provide an in-depth analysis on the best duration to leave an air mattress inflated. In this article, we will look at some of the best practices that will not wear out your mattress.
Air mattresses have evolved over the years from the simple blow-up air beds to the very latest raised mattresses. They are made to fit every lifestyle from friends’ sleepovers to more elaborate special occasions like a camping excursion.
Now back to our discussion, the truth of the matter is there is no set of rules when it comes to leaving your air mattress inflated. The only factor that you may need to consider is how you intend to use the mattress.
What do you intend to do with the air mattress?
Do you plan to use it for permanent daily use or for emergencies for guests? If you intend to use it for long term daily use, then you will need to leave it inflated for a longer period. The main disadvantage of this is the fact that it exposes the mattress to puncture. The risk of a puncture is higher if you have children or pets around the house.
What to expect if you Continually Inflate and Deflate Your Portable Air Bed
It is imperative to note that a lot of inflating and deflating the air mattress will cause some wear and tear on it. Anytime you pump air in the mattress, you put a lot of stress on the seams that hold it together. Over time this will wear out the seams, which will make it unable to hold air for a longer period.
What are the cost implications?
It all depends with your choice but most likely there will be additional costs if the air mattress seams fail and you may need to buy a new mattress. Other costs associated with it are pump batteries especially if your mattress does not have a built-in air pump and you depend on batteries to operate the pump.
Removing air bubbles from the mattress
Air bubbles in the mattress could be as a result of small holes in the air mattress. These bubbles are uncomfortable to sleep on; the best way to tackle this is by removing them as soon as they appear. The simplest way to go about this is through placing your hand on the air bubble and applying pressure. Keep pushing down until the bubbled is popped.
The other option is to unscrew the nozzle on the air bed and release a little air from the mattress. Press down on the bubble repeatedly until it disappears.
There are no rules concerning the duration you have to leave your air mattress inflated and deflated. This may only be bared by its location if it can become easily damaged. Air mattresses do not have any requirements as to when they need to be deflated or inflated. However, one factor remains and that is the fact that however durable and strong the mattresses may be, they will occasionally lose some air over time.