SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress – Complete Review
The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress has been designed and constructed to showcase an industry-leading air mattress design which is equipped with 40 air coils. This enables a very high level of support for the body as well as a long life for the air mattress. The mattress remains perfectly flat as a result and provides a high level of firmness. It enables a perfectly sound sleep throughout the night. Very quick and easy inflation is achieved by the use of the built-in one-click patented pump. The same pump allows for very quick and easy deflation as well. This mattress has the capability to become very firm and get to the highest level of inflation in under 4 minutes. Topping off is also very quick and easy. This mattress is suitable for use at home as it requires a 120 VAC outlet and is great to use when overnight guests, friends, or relatives arrive. The mattress has been designed by the manufacturer for temporary use only, and its use regularly would end up degrading the performance of the mattress, which could result in the nullifying of the warranty as well.
Materials and Construction
The SoundAsleep Dream Series air mattress is a highly advanced air mattress available in the market and the only one to use the ComfortCoil technology. It enables a comfort level, which equals those of regular mattresses and serves a great and convenient option for overnight guests. It combines the convenience of the air mattress with the comfort level of a traditional mattress. The air mattress has been constructed by employing 40 individual air coils. These enable a very flat sleep surface which can be used either by a single person or by couples as long as the total weight on the mattress does not exceed 500 lbs. The ComfortCoils are proprietary to the manufacturer, and they maintain a high level of comfort along with a high level of firmness as well.
The material used to construct this air mattress is puncture-resistant which means it can last for a very long time. It is resistant to normal wear and tears as well. The air mattress has got a raised ‘double-height’ which enables the comfort level equal to that of a traditional mattress. The mattress comes with a carrying bag which has been made out of nylon material, which is also highly durable. It comes handy whenever the mattress is not in use and needs to be stored away either in the closet or in the garage. The carrying bag enables very easy portability, and it is great while traveling. The material used to make air mattress is 15-gauge, and the mattress contains a multi-layered flocked top which provides a very comfortable sleep surface. The bottom of the air mattress is prepared using the Patented SureGrip technology, which prevents unnecessary sliding of the air mattress when it is being used. It allows for a very strong suction grip on flat and hard surfaces. This technology supports the use of this mattress on surfaces that would otherwise make the mattress slip or slide.
One can sleep on this mattress without even using any bedsheets as it is very comfortable. Even without sheets, it would enable a very comfortable sleep throughout the night, and the sleeper would wake up fully rejuvenated and energized in the morning. However, the use of a sheet on it is still recommended because it would also aid in protecting the top of the air mattress and at the same time increase the comfort level. The air mattress is raised, and therefore with its double-height, it is 19 inches thick. The sleeper would, therefore, need to employ non-standard deep fitted sheets. For anyone not having a deep fitted sheet, standard sheet can also be used as it would still be able to grab the first initial hump and grab on to it. This is located at approximately 6 inches away from the top of this air mattress.
Many air mattresses available in the market require an external pump to be used as they do not have a built-in pump. This is a source of a lot of discomforts as the external pump might not be available or if available might not be working. Some people even misplace their external air pump and cannot find it when they need it. This causes a lot of hassle. This air mattress comes with a built-in 120 VAC air pump. This way, the air mattress turns into a fully functional bed in just a few minutes. All that is required to be done is to plug in the cord of the air mattress into the 100 Volts socket and dial to the ‘inflate’ option. Some people in the world might not have 110 Volts AC in their locations so they would need to purchase a voltage converter to use this air mattress. This air mattress uses AC to run the pump; therefore, it can indeed be taken outdoors but to only those places where an AC electrical outlet is available. For rustic camping, where AC outlets would not be present, this mattress cannot be used, and battery-powered air pumps or even manual pumps would be required. The other option would be to inflate it using the nearest available AC power outlet.
The air mattress provides a good level of control over the firmness of the mattress. The firmness level in this air mattress can be adjusted by inflating or deflating it to just the right firmness level preferred. If the air pressure is less, it can be topped off to achieve the right level of firmness. In case, it has become too firm after full inflation; it is possible to deflate it a bit to get to just the desired level. Full inflation is achieved in 4 minutes. However, many people would need to fill the air for only 3 minutes or so to get the desired level of firmness which they require. The higher the air pressure, the better would be the level of support as the firmness level would high. This would enable us to keep the back aligned in just the right position. Very low pressures would lead to very low firmness level, and the sleeper might even start to get a sinking feeling. It is also possible for the body to overheat a bit if the mattress is left too soft and the body starts to sink in it.
The mattress is quite good when it comes to the important feature of holding air and maintaining consistent firmness. First of all, the air mattress is 19 inches high, so it is easy to climb on to it, and it is also easy to get down from it. Any comfortable and supportive air mattress needs to hold air properly throughout the night so that it can maintain the same level of firmness for the user till the morning as it had at the start of the night. This means that the air mattress should not leak air, which would lower the firmness level overnight As this air mattress can hold up to 500 lbs. It does nutcrack air unless this weight capacity is exceeded. It can accommodate singles and couples easily with this weight capacity and provides them with consistent firmness throughout the night as it holds air aptly throughout this time.
In the initial period of use, there might be a bit of a sagging. This happens because the air mattress is made out of PVC material which is quite eco-friendly and has the characteristic of stretching a bit as it is used initially. The manufacturer pre-tests these air mattresses by filling them to the highest firmness level at least two times before they are shipped. However, due to the initial use period, there would be a slight airless overnight in the air mattress. As the PVC stretching settles over the first few uses, it would start to hold air better as the users increase. It is also recommended to allow for full inflation and deflation a couple of times to ensure that the PVC stretching is speeded up. This would let the PV to adapt faster. The air pump used in air mattresses also contains micro holes which could leak a bit of air. This is valid for all types of air mattresses with built-in pumps. Therefore, if someone plans to use the air mattress for two nights in a row, it would be a good idea to top off the air mates with an extra 10 seconds of filling the air. This would keep the desired firmness level for both the nights.
|SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress – Highlights|
|Firmness:||Firm but comfortable air mattress. The level of firmness is adjustable based on individual preference.|
|Warranty:||1-year limited warranty on temporary use. Warranty becomes void if used regularly.|
|Type:||Air Mattress with Built-in Pump|
|Ideal for:||People requiring temporary use for overnight rest, guests, relatives, friends, etc. at home and at places where 120 VAC power outlet is available.|
|Sizes available:||Twin, Queen, and King|
|Quality of Materials:||High-quality Puncture-resistant, PVC material, Durable Nylon Carrying Bag|
|Differentiators:||Adjustable firmness, comfortable, and supportive.|
|Comparable Mattresses:||Clarke Queen Air Mattress with Built-in Pump
Vremi Inflatable Queen Air Mattress
Comfort & Ergonomics
The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress is quite comfortable and supportive. Every person has his/her conceptions about the comfort feel of the mattress. Some people prefer a soft feel while others might want to have a medium-firm or firm feel. While using air mattresses, the greatest advantage is that the sleeper can adjust this firmness level by inflating the mattress more or by deflating it to get to the right level of firmness for him/her. If the mattress is made too soft, it would tend to give a sinking feeling to the sleeper and might also lead to an overheated sleep throughout the night. If the mattress is made too firm for someone who prefers a medium-firm feel, he/she will find it a bit uncomfortable. Thus, the right firmness level is a matter of choice and depends on the individual using the mattress. With the availability of the inflate/deflate options, the air mattress can be brought up or down to the desired firmness level. In general, a high level of firmness is associated with a high level of support, while a low level of firmness is associated with low levels of support. Comfort is a net effect of the softness of the mattress as well as the support level. Therefore, every individual would have a different preference for the right amount of air-filled in the mattress as it would relate to his/her preference of the firmness level.
The right ergonomics for an individual is provided when the firmness level of the air mattress is according to his/her personal preferences. As explained above, this is achieved by adjusting the air filling. In general, a firm mattress would hold the spine in the right alignment position and also give adequate support to the body. The motion isolation capability of an air mattress also increases with the level of firmness. If the air mattress is too soft, it will not isolate motion ad easily transfer it from one sleep partner to another. If the mattress has the right level of firmness, it will tend to isolate motion, and if one sleep partner moves or gets up from the mattress, the other sleep partner would not be disturbed by the motion. Thus, to achieve perfect ergonomics for body support and comfort, the air mattress needs to be filled to achieve a firm level. However, it should not be made so hard that it starts to disturb the individual who would sleep on it.
The air mattress maintains the air loss to the minimum as it has a large surface area. The large surface area also maintains the firmness level of the air mattress. This is the case because of the use of 40 air coils in this mattress. The deflation process employed in the air mattress is also very convenient. It would deflate completely in less than 4 minutes, and then, it can store away in the carrying bag very easily. This prevents the wastage of a lot of pf space at home to keep the mattress. After stuffing it in the carrying bag upon total deflation, the air mattress can be stored in a closet, in the garage or any other convenient location. The air mattress is also very easy to set up at any location it is transported to. It can be brought out of the bag, rolled on the surface it is supposed to be laid on, and the plug is inserted in a nearby 120 Volts AC power outlet. In under 4 minutes, it would again gain its required shape vans firmness level. Thus, the air mattress is very convenient and easy to use the product. It is easy to transport as it is quite portable due to the availability of the carrying bag made out of durable nylon.
The features available in this air mattress are a source of great comfort and convenience. The built-in air pump eliminates the need for an external or manual air pump. The flocking on the top enables the sheets to be fitted easily, and the top of this air mattress is so comfortable that even in the absence of any sheets, the sleeper can directly sleep on its surface. The ability to adjust the firmness level by inflating it further or deflating it to the desired level of firmness is very useful as every individual who uses it can adjust it to the desired level of firmness. It also maintains consistent air pressure and minimizes air loss.
Durability and Warranty
The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress has been constructed out of very high-quality puncture and tear-resistant PVC material. This is important because only a high-quality material can hold pressurized air for a long time in such a way that its firmness level is consistent throughout the night. The air mattress has been flocked at the top, and the flocking is multi-layered. The air mattress can, therefore, be used with sheets and its top surface is so comfortable that anyone can lay down on it without sheets and still feel comfortable. The flocking on the top also adds to the durability of the mattress besides making the top very comfortable.
The use of the Patented SureGrip technology at the bottom of the mattress makes it very durable as well. As this grip allows the mattress not to slide or slip on hard and flat surfaces, it contributes towards longer life and durability as well. Thus, it is not just the use of high-quality materials like the puncture-resistant PVC material and the 15 gauge material which are used in making this air mattress, but also the use of flocking on top of the air mattress and the use of Patented SureGrip technology at the bottom of the mattress which make it highly durable — the combination of high-quality materials and the build quality of the air mattress.
The ComfortCoil technology is also proprietary to the manufacturer and is of high quality as 40 individual coils are used to develop the right pressure of air for making the air mattress comfortable and supportive. The manufacturer has even a lot of efforts in developing this proprietary technology, which enables quick inflation and deflation in under 4 minutes. The same is true for the one-click patented air pump which enables the filling speed to develop the required pressure inside the air mattress. The air pump does have micro holes in it and around it, and therefore, it is always a good idea to pump for at least 10 seconds more than usual to get to a slightly higher-pressure level than desired. This would allow the air mattress to be used with consistent firmness for two nights in a row.
It is noteworthy to mention at this point that the air mattress has been designed to be used on a temporary basis. It has not been designed to be used as a regular bed for daily use. The air mattress is ideal for use when overnight guests arrive or when friends or relatives decide the spend the night and require a mattress to sleep on. It can easily accommodate heavyweight singles or couples as long as the total weight on the air mattress does not exceed 500 lbs as this is its weight capacity. Under this weight capacity, the mattress would maintain its firmness and hold air as well as minimizing air loss. If it is used on a temporary basis and also if it is ensured that it is not subjected to weight more than 500 lbs., it would last for a very long time and maintain its shape as well. In case of a puncture, the patch from the care kit which is provided with the air mattress can be used to repair it. However, the mattress can be inflated once again at least 4 hours after the patch has been used to repair the punctured area.
The air mattress also needs to be protected from unusual wear and tear due to rough usage. It should be handled properly during transportation, making sure that it is not subjected to tearing and puncturing. It is best to transport it in the carrying bag provided along with it to the purchaser. This nylon bag is made out of durable material and ensures that the deflated mattress would remain safe and secure from harm. It can be stored away in a closet or the garage. It should not be kept in the inflated form at home when it is not being used as it would be subject to tearing and puncturing. Extensive exposure to the sun has to be avoided and inflating or deflating it in sub-freezing temperatures is not recommended. It must not be brought in contact with sharp objects and also protected from very rough ground. The air mattress must not be jumped upon or pounded upon and its use as if it is a trampoline should be discouraged. For cleaning purposes, only mild soap and water can be used. No chemicals or bleach are allowed. If all the precautions mentioned above are taken, the air mattress would have a long life.
The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress carries a 1-year limited warranty. The limited warranty covers defects due to materials and workmanship; It is important to note that the warranty is valid only if the air mattress is kept for temporary use. If it is used as a regular daily use bed, the warranty becomes void. The limited warranty also does not cover defects due to damage as a result of spills, wear and tear, cuts, burns, etc. The damage sustained due to mishandling and during the transportation is not covered either.
The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress is 19-inches thick, and it is quite easy to climb on it and to get down from it. This is a raised ‘double-height’ air mattress, and this thickness is the reason behind its comfort level, which is the same as that of a regular mattress. It is available in only Twin, Queen and King sizes. The Twin size of this mattress is 73 x 38 x 18 inches and weighs 13.5 lbs. For the Queen size, the dimensions are17 x 13 x 7 inches. The weight is 18 lbs. The king-size of this air mattress has dimensions of 17 x 14.2 x 7.5 inches, and the weight is 23 lbs.
Who is it Ideal for?
The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress can be used at home for overnight guests or for friends or relatives who decide to stay overnight. It is not designed to be used as a regular bed, and if this is done, its warranty becomes void. The manufacturer also recommends that it be used for households and not outside and especially in sub-freezing or damp weather. AS for the sleepers, anyone can use it but children between 0 and 15 months must not be allowed to get anywhere near it. It can be used by singles as well as couples as long as the weight capacity is not exceeded.
- The air mattress is made out of puncture-resistant PVC material.
- The air mattress has got a flocked top.
- It is equipped with a special floor gripping technology which prevents it from sliding on hard and flat surfaces.
- It does not require an external air pump as it has got a built-in 120 VAC air pump.
- The top of the air mattress is so comfortable that it can even be used without sheets.
- Fitted sheets can easily be used on it.
- It inflates and deflates in under 4 minutes.
- Its firmness level is adjustable.
- It maintains consistent firmness throughout the night.
- The air mattress cannot be used regularly.
- The air mattress is suitable for household use only.
- Its regular use voids the warranty.
The SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress has a comfortable flocked top and a firm grip on flat and hard surfaces. It is highly supportive, and its firmness level is adjustable. It inflates and deflates within 4 minutes. However, it is only suitable for temporary and household use. The manufacturer does not recommend its outdoor use, especially during sub-freezing or damp weather. It is good for people who would need it on a temporary basis and who would need to use it at home or at places where a 120 VAC power outlet is available. It is not suitable for rustic camping.