Our first apartment was full of
craziness character. One annoying unique feature was the sharp turn in the middle of our staircase going up to our bedroom. We figured it was going to be impossible for us to get a mattress up those steps. So we got a little creative and decided to add a fancy Aerobed air mattress (very similar to this one) to our wedding registry.
We ended up using our air mattress for five years.
Our family and friends thought we were a little nuts. Everyone asked us how often we needed to add air to the mattress. Amazingly, I only added air about once a month.
The mattress was a little noisy and it didn’t cushion movement well at all. If there wasn’t enough air in the mattress I would roll “down” into Nate, but we were newlyweds so we didn’t mind sleeping close. 😉
Our air mattress wasn’t perfect, but it was so much better than you would think. Using our Aerobed was a smart choice for us because…
- It solved our logistics problem of trying to get a mattress up our steps.
- It was cheaper than buying a regular mattress and box-spring set.
- It was an item that we could easily add to our wedding registry and since it was purchased as a gift, it was free for us!
What made us decide to retire our air mattress after five years?
It was an early morning. Nate was leaving for work. Grace was still sleeping and I was trying to do the same. Nate leaned onto the bed to give me a kiss goodbye, like he did every morning, and…
Nate’s knee broke through the mattress and I was suddenly sinking to the floor.
Amazingly, this happened just two weeks before we moved into our new house. We borrowed a full size mattress from Nate’s parents to get us through the last two weeks in our apartment and we bought a “normal” queen mattress for house.
This unconventional mattress worked great for a season in our lives. Have you ever slept long-term on an air mattress?
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