Raised Air Beds: The Perfect Addition For Any Home

If you're looking for a guest bed that won't take up a whole room when it's not in use, and can be set up in a matter of minutes when you need it, then we can highly recommend that you get yourself a Raised Air Bed.

We first discovered Raised Air Beds when my wife and I were looking for a replacement for an old futon which we used for visitors. There were two problems with this futon:

  • Our guests hated it as it was extremely uncomfortable.
  • When it wasn't in use, it occupied a large amount of space in our spare room leaving what little remained pretty much unusable.

We had been looking for an alternative guest bed solution for a while before, quite unexpectedly, we came across a video demonstration showing how quick and easy it is to set up a guest bed using a Raised Air Bed. Check this video out:

Video: Raised Air Bed Demo

After some thorough research on the subject we decided that it was a viable solution to our guest bed problem and ordered a 24 inch high King size which arrived complete with a mattress cover and valance.

Setting this air bed up was a cinch with its built-in pump. Within six or seven minutes we had a bed ready to be slept in

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To make absolutely certain this bed was the solution we needed for our guests, we slept in it for a full week. It proved to be everything the manufacturer said it was, in fact we were both a little reluctant to return to our own bed as it had proven so comfortable. A couple of weeks later our best friends came to stay with us for a few days so we were eager to get their opinion. Result - They were so impressed that after the very first night they decided to bought one for themselves.

Raised Airbeds - General Features

  • Elevated sleep surface of between 16 to 24 inches above floor level, depending on the brand and model, which is about the equivalent height of a traditional bed.

  • Durable: Made from a heavy-gauge, durable vinyl with electronically welded seams making the bed resistant to punctures and holes.

  • Comfortable sleep surface: Most beds are topped with a soft, velvety, flocked finish or one of the newer sleep surface materials such as pillow top or memory foam to enhance the bed's comfort.

  • Easy to inflate and deflate: Most raised airbeds come with a powerful electric pump (screw-in or built-in which inflates the bed effortlessly in just a matter of minutes.

  • Deflation is fast and either executed via the pump or a large valve.

  • Adjustable comfort levels: Many of the more sophisticated models also have adjustable controls which allow you to fine-tune the the bed's firmness to your own comfort level.

  • Added extras: A number of the deluxe models are supplied with a mattress cover for extra comfort and a valence which, when fitted, makes the bed look pretty much like a conventional boxspring and mattress.

  • Sizes available: single (twin), double, king depending on brand and models.

  • Bedding: Most raised air beds will fit standard sheets sizes for each size, which in a lot of cases can be tucked in just like a normal bed.

  • Highly portable: Once you've finished with it you simply deflate your raised air bed, roll it up, slide it in it's bag and it's ready for storage or transport.

Now you can make a guest room from just about any room quickly and easily as you can see in the video above, so start checking out what is available. The products are organised by Brand and Size. And if you're not sure how to get started check out our Choosing A Raised Air Bed Guide.

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