Pros and Cons of Air/Dial Mattresses

There are several manufacturers that currently offer air beds of various designs and quality levels. The better ones look and feel like traditional mattresses with solid edge support and fluffy pillow top with one big difference – the support/firmness can be customized on each side independently. Air/Dial mattresses offer great pressure and pain relief, good motion absorption. Some customers complain about small air loss over time, somewhat loud operation (pump motor), below average warranty and uneven sleeping surface with lower end models. There could be some assembly required after the mattress was delivered.

Pros Cons
Adjustable, personalized firmness Failure of mechanical parts
Pressure and pain relief Potential pump noise
Good motion separation Requirement of an electric outlet
Above-average lifespan Sub-par warranty
Maneuverability Possible assembly required