An air mattress is an inflatable mattress, also known as an airbed. The air mattress can be rolled up or folded and carried or stored relatively easily, making them a popular choice for camping trips and for temporary bedding at home for guests. They are inflated via an electric pump.
The three main categories for use of air mattresses are temporary home use (guests), camping and full-time permanent use (in the bedroom).
Air mattress can improve the quality of life (and potentially provide some measure of relief) for people who suffer with back pain. Having the ability to adjust the firmness of a mattress to accommodate different body shapes.
Air mattresses are sometimes used to protect bedridden people from pressure sores, which can create life-threatening ulcers.