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bailsmom
01-02-2008, 05:05 PM
My parents are coming for a visit this summer and we have a teeny tiny apt, so we can't buy a bed and DH thought of this aerobed. I see it everywhere and looked on QVC's review page and they didn't have too much good to say about them so I thought I'd ask a different demographic.

DH and I will be using this since I can't very well put my parents in the tiny room. Or can I? :think: I'm kidding.:teehee:

Does weight play a factor?? We're not obese by any means but DH is a stocky guy and I've put on a pound or 20 in the last couple of years (I'm working on that with Ms. Leslie Sansone, thank you very much!! :wink: ) so I'm hoping by June the extra pounds will be gone. :pray:

I ramble terribly, sorry. I tend to do that cause my memory isn't as good as it once was before that darn Topamax for my migraines. So if I think of something I say it or it'll be gone and I'll never remember. :???:

So does anyone have any suggestions?? Yes, no?

Sewing Angel
01-02-2008, 05:21 PM
We bought one last fall at Costco. It is a queen size and it is the one that looks like two mattress together. I paid $130.00. My Mom (age 87) slept on it for almost 2 weeks and said it was great. DS has used it and so have his friends. Everyone said it is really comfy. None of them are really big guys, tall but of average weight. So we have been really happy with it. No room for an extra bed in our house, so it was the perfect solution.
Angel

cdjack
01-02-2008, 07:11 PM
My in laws have one as an extra guest bed. My brother in law says it is very comfortable. And it is easy to set up and collapse.

HollyP
01-02-2008, 07:14 PM
We have one that my sister sleeps on when she visits. She really likes it. We have the basic one that is just a mattress . I love how quickly it sets up and that it automatically refills itself during the night if it gets low. The only complaint I have ever gotten is that is feels weird to be that close to the ground when sleeping. That was my brother who used to be big on camping .I am pretty confused by the comment. I am sure the Aero bed is much higher than a sleeping bag on the ground

Jan in CA
01-02-2008, 08:00 PM
We bought an Eddie Bauer one from Target and it seems to be fine. I haven't slept on it, but my daughter says it's okay.

Silver
01-02-2008, 08:32 PM
We have three of them.. two twins and a queen. They're the sporting models (for camping) but I take one with me when I stay at my sisters as she doesn't have a guest room. I always sleep pretty well on it... although nothing is a good as my own bed. ;) DH and I have slept on it together, and I've had guests use it several times. No one ever complains!

brendajos
01-02-2008, 08:49 PM
My brother has one for when guests come that he bought specifically for me (well for my visit and I am kind enough to let others use it too! ;) ) and I thought it worked great. I am pretty sure they can make it as firm or as soft as they would like too. He used it on their futon for the mattress instead of the regular cwappy futon mattress. I don't know if he has had any problem with it since, but I didn't have any troubles with it. :shrug:

Silver
01-02-2008, 09:01 PM
Oh yeah... and if two people are sleeping on it, it needs to be kept pretty firm, or they will both roll towards the middle and have to cuddle. ;) That's one reason DH and I like ours so. It's very cozy. *grin*

brendajos
01-02-2008, 09:21 PM
*covering my eyes* :teehee:

knitgal
01-02-2008, 11:08 PM
I sleep on one when I visit my parents. I like it for the most part, but sometimes it does need a little bit of a pump up, or even one person starts rolling to the middle!

bailsmom
01-02-2008, 11:32 PM
Wow, I'm really surprised at all the positive replies. I looked them up on Amazon and am just not certain which to get. Some of those reviews are all over the place.

Thank you everyone, you have not helped me in the least. :wink: :teehee: I'm more confused than ever!!

That was a joke for those who are of the more serious lifestyle.

I think maybe I'll go with the one that's cheapest that way if it breaks then I won't be losing out too much cash. Some of those beds are over $200! :noway:

Silver
01-03-2008, 12:07 AM
I think maybe I'll go with the one that's cheapest that way if it breaks then I won't be losing out too much cash. Some of those beds are over $200! :noway:
Good plan. Yeah, they can be expensive. We bought ours with our credit card points... the three of them were 26,000 points! LOL

msboni83
01-03-2008, 02:31 AM
my mom had one that she got a pretty good deal on. My husband and I slept on it for 2-3 nights in a row, about 4 or 5 times, so a total of about 10-15 nights I'd say. Then one time we went to use it, and it wouldn't hold air anymore. It was ok while it worked, but not my favorite place to sleep by far. It was hard to move around on. It was comfortable when I was just laying there, but then I would need to roll over, and I couldn't easily. That meant that every time I rolled over during the night, I would have to wake up more to do it. I usually sleep through the night in my own bed at home. I don't know if I would recommend one, but I guess it is better than sleeping on the floor.

debb
01-03-2008, 02:38 AM
I bought mine at costco and it lasted a few years with nightly use. (and I was tended to walk on it since it was on the floor:aww: )

I also bought some extras at Kohls, they occasionally stock them and put them on sale, sometimes 50% off

LilHuskiesFootBallMom
01-03-2008, 10:56 AM
the aero beds are comfy... a lot of people in our tribe use them (i sleep in our van... flip the middle seat forward, rear seat reclines backward, just like sleeping in a recliner!). I have an air mattress (30 dollar walmart type) that my sgd sleeps on when she's here (she's almost 4) but the kids don't overly care for it.

ladyjessica
01-03-2008, 11:09 AM
I have one, and I love it. I take it with me whenever I visit relatives who don't have guestbeds, or who don't have comfy guestbeds. hehe. I'm a big gal, and I have one of the double ones that's elevated. This is so much better for me because, being big, any time I've slept on the regular one, I end up on the floor by morning. I don't know if my weight displaces the air or what, but on the elevated one, even though you lose air you don't end up on the floor. You just sink down a little bit. It's kind of like sleeping in a big, comfy hammock, only you can actually move around. It's a lot easier to get up off of them in the morning, too, because they're higher off the ground. They're so easy to set up, too, and I think now you can buy ones that have the pump built in and all you do is push a button. I would definitely recommend them.

Sanibelle
01-03-2008, 11:43 AM
We have a sofa bed that is the most uncomfortable thing in the world. Every time my parents come to visit they hated sleeping on it. I had surgery this past summer and my parents came up to help me out so I bought an Aerobed for them to sleep on instead. They said it was really comfortable. I bought the raised one... it was not cheap but it was worth every penny so my parents were comfortable for the 2 weeks that they were here.

bailsmom
01-03-2008, 12:37 PM
I bought mine at costco and it lasted a few years with nightly use. (and I was tended to walk on it since it was on the floor:aww: )

I also bought some extras at Kohls, they occasionally stock them and put them on sale, sometimes 50% off

OMG!! I forgot about Kohls!! And just when the holiday sales are over. :!!!: I'm an idiot. :doh:

candicane
01-03-2008, 01:15 PM
I think you will find the best price at Costco (or Tuesday Morning). I feel that Kohls marks up their "regular" prices and their "sales" are more like average retail pricing.

Also check Linens N Things and Bed Bath & beyond-- you can use a 20% off coupon at either of those stores.

We love the aerobed! We have the queen. I paid $100 for it at Tuesday Morning.

candice

candicane
01-03-2008, 01:18 PM
I just checked the Costco website and they have the raised queen for $124.

GinnyG
01-03-2008, 03:57 PM
Beautyrest makes a version of the Aero bed that is MUCH MUCH better than an "Aero bed".

I am a volunteer EMT and when I am on duty I sleep at the fire station. We don't have a "bunk room" so hubby and I sleep on a air mattress. I have gone through 2 aero beds in a couple years and am currently on a Beauty rest bed. The Beautyrest is the same price and is MUCH MUCH more comfortable.

The BR bed is a bit higher which make getting in and out easier. I also put a foam mattress topper on it and it is quite comfy.

raederle
01-03-2008, 04:19 PM
I'll have to try what GinnyG said about the foan mattress topper next time. My family just came for the holidays and since nobody wanted to sleep on the 20+ year old sofa bed I got handed down from my folks, I bought a full-size Aerobed from B3 with a 20% coupon. My sister ended up using it, but she complained that she got cold in the night (not a raised one, though I don't know if that would've helped).

I DID lower the thermostat so that it didn't go higher than 72, but that was a general request, as they were all roasting with it set at 75.

She had plenty of blankets and comforters, she said it was the bed part that was cold, even with the fuzzy cover on and sheets over that.

Oh, and my parents hate my futon, but wanted the privacy of the guest room to themselves. Since the guest room is our office but supposed to be the master bedroom, it also has a full bath inside, so they told my sister to sleep in the living room, where there are cathedral ceilings. Maybe that was also a factor.

But if it's winter, I would be aware of the possibility of the Aerobed making folks cold. And I'm pretty sure Aerobed + electric blanket = fire, so don't do that!

e

bailsmom
01-04-2008, 12:14 AM
I'll have to try what GinnyG said about the foan mattress topper next time. My family just came for the holidays and since nobody wanted to sleep on the 20+ year old sofa bed I got handed down from my folks, I bought a full-size Aerobed from B3 with a 20% coupon. My sister ended up using it, but she complained that she got cold in the night (not a raised one, though I don't know if that would've helped).

I DID lower the thermostat so that it didn't go higher than 72, but that was a general request, as they were all roasting with it set at 75.

She had plenty of blankets and comforters, she said it was the bed part that was cold, even with the fuzzy cover on and sheets over that.

Oh, and my parents hate my futon, but wanted the privacy of the guest room to themselves. Since the guest room is our office but supposed to be the master bedroom, it also has a full bath inside, so they told my sister to sleep in the living room, where there are cathedral ceilings. Maybe that was also a factor.

But if it's winter, I would be aware of the possibility of the Aerobed making folks cold. And I'm pretty sure Aerobed + electric blanket = fire, so don't do that!

e

Ah, thanks for the chuckle!! :teehee: I know you are being serious, but just the thought of someone doing that makes me laugh....my sick sense of humor has developed over the 12 yrs DH and I have been together. He's a different breed that guy, but a good guy.

I have heard that some people did get cold while sleeping on them, I'll have to keep that in mind. And no, they are coming in June so it'll be warm enough by then. But they will get our bed so we're going to be roughing it on the air mattress.

bailsmom
01-04-2008, 12:15 AM
Beautyrest makes a version of the Aero bed that is MUCH MUCH better than an "Aero bed".

I am a volunteer EMT and when I am on duty I sleep at the fire station. We don't have a "bunk room" so hubby and I sleep on a air mattress. I have gone through 2 aero beds in a couple years and am currently on a Beauty rest bed. The Beautyrest is the same price and is MUCH MUCH more comfortable.

The BR bed is a bit higher which make getting in and out easier. I also put a foam mattress topper on it and it is quite comfy.


I'm going to check out this mattress, thanks!!! :thumbsup:

jennylozano
01-06-2008, 07:40 PM
I would recomend the one I have been sleeping in during the last 6 months. It's beautyrest from Simmons. I got the twin size because I live in a studio apartment, so I decided I don't need a bed too big to have a good night's sleep. It's been a good purchase. I don't have to refill it too often (once or twice during all this time) and got it for $39.99, I think, from Walmart. It is pretty confy. I know they have a full and a queen size as well.

debb
01-13-2008, 02:34 PM
Just an FYI - saw the aerosport twin advertised at LINEN 'N THINGS - Buy 1, get 1 free (2 for 99.99). I would assume you could also use the 20% off coupon.

nonny2t
01-15-2008, 08:53 AM
We bought one of the more expensive ones and the thing has never held the air properly. We took it brand new to my son's to sleep on and we had to continually pump it up during the night and it makes an awful racket. We packed it up and it is collecting dust in our closet.

Kaydee
01-15-2008, 12:36 PM
My parents have one that I've slept on many times. I might be in the minority here, but I just don't like them. I find that my neck or back always hurt after sleeping on the Aerobed. My brother had one (it actually ended up leaking air) that I slept on for 2 nights then ended up on his couch. For me personally, I'm more confortable on a couch but some people love them.

bailsmom
01-16-2008, 11:22 AM
My parents have one that I've slept on many times. I might be in the minority here, but I just don't like them. I find that my neck or back always hurt after sleeping on the Aerobed. My brother had one (it actually ended up leaking air) that I slept on for 2 nights then ended up on his couch. For me personally, I'm more confortable on a couch but some people love them.


We bought a new couch a few months ago and while its a comfy couch I just cannot sleep on it. My DH loves that couch as he's been banished to the couch :teehee: due to his recent snoring problem and he sleeps great. It doesn't matter which couch I sleep on though, I just can't ever get comfy on them.

We were at Target again last night and I saw the Simmons Beautyrest one there and YIKES! it's expensive. They had some others on sale that were pretty cheap, but I didn't get any. I'll have to keep an eye on the price and see if it goes on sale.