air mattress

United States
January 17, 2011 9:25pm CST
A few months ago i bought an air mattress rather then buying an actual mattress....That one acquired holes and would not hold air so i bought a new one...the new one now will not hold any air now any advice????
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
18 Jan 11
If duct tape don't fix it nothing will? Is it in your bed frame, check that to see if there's anything sticking out that's poking holes in the mattress.
• United States
18 Jan 11
I have bought a few of them and the one I have now I found the hole. I taped it and the air would stay in it. I will not be buying any more of these it costs me $100 each time I get one. Take care..
@emarie (5451)
• United States
18 Jan 11
Depending on the quality, those things get holes or problems pretty easy. I had bought an air mattress bed for my son and it got a hole in it pretty fast, the next one was a more sleeping bad type air mattress and that lasted a little longer, but it gave way and there became a big lump in the middle of it. I suggest a good quality one with thick sides. I had some good ones before. When I first moved in with my sister I slept on an air mattress. only 9 years later did it start to give way and deflate. So go for better quality, or just a cheep mattress (without box spring) to place on the floor, or even a futon would work.
@zeciram (161)
• Philippines
18 Jan 11
Hi! I would suggest that you invest on a spring mattress of good quality if you're looking for long time use instead of buying air mattress. When I got married less than two years ago, we bought an air mattress. It lasted a for about two months until it was pierced by broken glass when I accidentally broke a piece of glass figurine. We used the repair kit included in the package but it didn't last long and it again got holes in it. Luckily, it has a lifetime warranty and we got it fixed for free. Nonetheless, we bought a regular mattress and stored the air mattress for future use, for a guest, for instance. But if you still prefer an air mattress, I suggest that you put a smooth and a bit thick blanket under it to prevent scratches on the mattress from the floor which may cause air leak. Good luck!
• United States
18 Jan 11
I actually bought a Sleep Number air mattress bed a few years back. It was the one that you could adjust the firmness on each side depending on the persons liking. And I personally found it to be the most uncomfortable mattress ever. The back pains were horrendous and I only lasted with it for approximately 5 months. Personally I would never get another air mattress at least nothing that is permenant and that I have to sleep on it every night.