Air mattresses that don’t hate your back

Luxury sleep anywhere you like.

There’s no longer any excuse for making your guests sleep on the couch or the floor. Affordable air mattresses are now actually comfortable. Plus, a decent air mattress is a game-changers for anyone who lives life on the go. If you take an air mattress on a road trip, all you need is a roof over your head for a good night’s sleep. Or not! Take one of these camping and do some dreaming under the stars. Whether your kids are having sleepovers every weekend or cousin Susan needs a place to crash for a few weeks (she promises it’ll just be a few weeks), one of these will definitely come in handy.

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This airbed has a quilted waterproof top, and is designed primarily for indoor use. It also comes with a built-in pillow should you forget one. Named for its internal coils that fill with air to support your back, this could easily sub in for a regular bed. This is the most comfortable option, and it inflates in just two minutes.

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This mattress boasts a soft-flocked top that hugs your sheets, and inflates in four to five minutes. It has an internal pump and an optional manual pump in case you find yourself somewhere without electricity. It also comes with a bag that makes it easy to pack up.

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SoundAsleep’s Dream Series air mattress comes in twin, twin XL, queen, and king sizes. The mattress uses ComfortCoil Technology to reinforce the shape and maintain firmness throughout your sleep. The king-size—which measures in at 82 x 70 x 18-inches—uses 48 of these internal tubes to help maintain an even and flat mattress while you sleep. It’s got a textured bottom to prevent sliding during the night and a quick, quiet built-in air pump that takes about four minutes. The pump can also deflate the bed, making it easy to fold up and store in the included nylon travel bag.