Even Better than a Regular Bed!
My mother was recently hospitalized for hip surgery. It was not a major operation, but it prevented her from being able to use her staircase for some time, and she needed an alternative to her upstairs bedroom that wasn’t the living-room couch. (Try sleeping on a couch when you’re recovering from hip surgery – or better yet, don’t try it!)
My mother is independent to a fault. When I offered to find a sleeping arrangement for her that would be ready for her as soon as she was discharged, she told me not to bother. She didn’t need coddling; she would of course sleep in her own bedroom as usual.
Wenzel Serta EZ Bed (Queen Size)
Of course, I was more willing to risk a lecture from my mother than to risk her having no place to sleep. I’m guessing that I’m not the only person who has been in this situation. I decided to go with the Serta EZ Bed, and now I can fill you in on why this was such a good choice, even though it’s among the more expensive options.
Here’s what this bed has to offer:
Superior Inflating System
This bed is unbelievably easy to set up. You just open it up and it inflates itself! This model includes a frame (which I’ve reviewed elsewhere on this site). You only need to take the bed out of the box and then unzip it. Be sure that you fully unzip it, or you could run into problems.
After you unzip it, just plug the built-in pump into a socket and the bed will inflate. The frame automatically unfolds as the mattress fills and expands. You don’t have to lift a finger, and within a few minutes the bed is ready for use.
NeverFlat AC Pump Patented Technology
This is another fantastic feature. This patented pumping system has two purposes. The first is to inflate the bed when you first open it (as I explained earlier). The second is to monitor the air level inside the mattress and refill it if it gets too low. The pump is so quiet that its action will not disturb your sleep. It stops filling automatically as soon as the correct level of firmness is reached.
You can choose from three different levels of firmness – soft, medium or firm. Once you set the desired firmness level, the pump automatically maintains it.
I want to talk about this bed’s frame. For most people, this bed is about at knee height. This makes it very easy to get into and out of it, compared to a mattress that lies directly on your floor.
This bed has one small drawback: there are fairly deep indentations on the top of the mattress that some people may find uncomfortable. If so, you can simply put a mattress topper on the bed.
Deflating and Storing the Bed
To deflate this bed, just follow the same procedure you used to inflate it. It’s just as easy. The pump does all of the work for you automatically, including the folding up. Just place the folded-up bed in the carrying case (which is included) and zip to close it. The carrying case has attached wheels so you can easily move the folded bed to your storage area.
I can’t say enough good things about this airbed. My mother likes it so much that she still hasn’t moved back upstairs yet! To find out more about this bed, or to look for some good deals to help you save money on it, check it out on Amazon.