Air-Pedic Mattress Review

Inside the Air-Pedic 800 and 850

Best Adjustable Air Bed 2021
Air-Pedic mattress review

Great for:

  • All Sleep Positions
  • Couples, especially those with different firmness preferences
  • Hot sleepers
  • Those looking for a luxury mattress

Type – Air Adjustable

Firmness – Variable

Sleep Trial – 120 Night

Warranty – 30 year

Shipping – White Glove for $199

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4.7/5

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Who Makes Air-Pedic Beds?

The Air-Pedic 800 and the Air-Pedic 850 are two of the many mattresses made by SelectaBed, which makes not only air adjustable beds but also memory foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses. All of these mattresses are developed by a Chiropractor that specializes in back pain. Dr. Rick Swartzburg has almost 20 years of experience in pain relief and product development for Relief-Mart and Select A Bed. Each mattress is assembled from top to bottom in their Agoura Hills, California factory using all Made In The U.S.A. foam and covering materials. Because they make every mattress, they have the ability to custom design the perfect mattress for you.

Learn more about the Air-Pedic 800 and 850 in our Air-Pedic mattress review. Join us as we explore the construction of the Air-Pedic as well as firmness and feel. We’ll also dive into the purchase details such as sleep trials, warranties, pricing, and more.

Air-Pedic's Dual Adjustability

We have been sleeping on the Air-Pedic 800 mattress for the last few weeks and it has truly been some of the best sleep we have ever had. We love the fully adjustable air chambers on each side and the supportive foam on top. Air-Pedic ticks a lot of boxes and could be a great choice for a wide range of sleepers. 

Enjoy adjustability, temperature balancing benefits, and Certi-PUR-US certified naturally safe materials that are made in the USA, along with one of the longest warranties we’ve seen come with an adjustable air bed. Let’s take a deeper look to see if this mattress is right for you!

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Air-Pedic's Adjustable Air Construction

When you think of an air-adjustable mattress you might think of Sleep Number. Perhaps you are even wondering is there a bed better than Sleep Number? While Sleep Number is certainly one of the most recognizable mattress brands, we think it also has some steep competition. 

That’s where Air-Pedic comes in, this luxury adjustable air mattress rivals Sleep Number in comfort and support. So, what sets Air-Pedic apart? All of the Air-Pedic mattresses are made with 6 air chambers versus Sleep Number’s 2 chamber system.

The additional air chambers allowed us to target pressure points by adjusting the shoulders, lumbar, and legs separately. This provided greater adaptability for all body types. For example, side sleepers often struggle with shoulder pain and numbness. With the Air-Pedic beds we were able to dial down the firmness specifically in this zone while keeping our back supported.

Air-Pedic 6 zone Lumbar support
Air-Pedic’s 6 Chamber, Multi-Zone Lumbar Support System Below Prevents Mid-Section Sagging

Sleep Number beds, on the other hand, only allowed us to adjust the overall mattress firmness. If we needed a softer setting through the shoulders we also had to sacrifice firmness through the lumbar region. 

With the Air-Pedic models, you are able to separately adjust the lumbar region to allow you the best spinal alignment and support. If you are not sure your spine is properly straight or not, they have an app called Mattress Checker that can help you with that.

Air-Pedic 800 Layers

  • Kool-Flow® Micro-Vented Bamboo Viscous Covering: The cover has a wonderfully soft feel and is breathable to allow the cooling layers underneath to work together. It is also stretchy, allowing you to sink into the mattress and experience gentle contouring as it provides targeted pressure relief.
  • 1-inch Hypergel Plush Top Cooling Layer: This springy-soft layer provides a cooling effect and further helps with pressure relief. You won’t get hot with this mattress which is a common problem with other types of memory foam mattresses. This top layer has a quick response and works with the layer below to create a nice balanced foam feel.
  • 1.5 inches Gel-Infused Cooling Foam: Working with the layer above, it provides additional cooling and pressure relief. This layer is a more slow response and will allow you to sink in without feeling stuck in the mud.
  • 1.5 inches HD Flex Comfort Layer: For additional comfort and pressure relief, this layer is a soft, flexible, quick response foam allowing your curves to be supported by the air chambers below.
  • 2 inches Resili-Flex Support Layer: This support layer acts as a transition between the foam layers above and the air chambers below.

  • 6 Chamber, Multi-Zone Air System: With three different zones on each side of the bed you are able to control the lumbar area separate from the head and feet. This ensures your spine is aligned properly. The chambers are made with long-lasting, 100% Medical Grade Ultra Flexible Urethane Chambers that are inherently mold and mildew resistant and are controlled by a remote for each side of the bed.
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Air-Pedic 850 Layers

The Air-Pedic 850 has the same construction as the Air-Pedic 800, with one main difference. Instead of the 1.5″ HD Flex Comfort Layer, the 850 replaces that layer with a  1.5″ Poly-Flex Comfort Layer.  This layer of the Air-Pedic 850 offers more buoyant support over the luxurious plush feel of the Air-Pedic 800.

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Optional Patented Airflow Transfer System

In addition to the standard built-in cooling layers, Air-Pedic offers an optional patented airflow transfer system. Designed for enhanced breathability and airflow this optional upgrade helps to regulate temperature, so you sleep better. As such, Air-Pedic could be a good choice for hot sleepers.

The airflow transfer system works through a series of holes and grooves to create a pathway for air to dispel, pulling heat from the body. Without this, memory foam has a tendency to trap heat. We reviewed the Air-Pedic beds both with airflow transfer system. And while we often have to sleep with the fan on, even in winter, we found this wasn’t the case with Air-Pedic.

Certified Safe and Hypoallergenic

As a company that prides itself on producing hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly products, you can feel reassured by the fact that their products come with certified components by three different companies. 

The two popular certifications are Greenguard and CertiPUR-US. In addition to these two, they have The Green Bear Mark of Excellence. You can rest assured that when this mattress comes into your home there will be no toxic chemicals spilling into the air that you breathe.

CertiPUR-US logo
Greenguard logo, Product is certified for low chemical emissions
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Pressure Relieving Adjustable Feel

When you first lay on the mattress it will likely be completely filled. If it is not, you can easily fill the mattress by pressing the fill button. When it is at the number 100, this will be at the firmest setting and could be good for stomach and some back sleepers. 

If this is too firm, you can slowly let the air out until you feel comfortable. The less air fill, the softer the mattress will feel, making it more ideal for side sleepers. Once you find your perfect sleep number setting, save it so you don’t have to fuss with readjusting. This eliminates the issue of not knowing what firmness you should buy because you can adjust it once you receive the mattress. 

Air-Pedic Air Chambers

It’s also helpful if you suffer with migrating pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other chronic pain syndromes. Adjusting your number setting allows you to target stubborn pressure points and find the relief you need for a better night’s sleep.

It is important to note the difference between a luxury adjustable air bed mattress and a cheap blow up mattress. All of the luxury air beds we have reviewed come with a thick comfort layer of foam that sits above the air bladders, providing a balance of comfort and support.

Finding Your Number Setting

Because the Air-Pedic beds are fully adjustable, they are well suited to any type of sleeper. In fact, the adjustability allows for different firmness settings on either side of the bed. So for example, if you want a firm mattress and your partner prefers extra soft, you can both have your dream mattress without compromising. 

As you age, you go through pregnancy, or your body changes over time, adjustable air beds can make the changes with you, so you never have to sacrifice your comfort! The only con to having this adjustability is it might take a few nights to find the right setting for you. Nevertheless, once you find that setting, you will sleep comfortably all night. 

Related: Air-Pedic 1000 mattress review

Is The Air-Pedic Mattress Good For Couples?

By now it is clear that adjustable air beds are a great choice for couples preferring different mattress firmnesses. But couples shopping for a new mattress will also want to consider things like how well the Air-pedic beds isolate motion and if it offers good edge support.

Motion Transfer

If you or your partner tosses and turns frequently or gets up periodically through the night, good motion isolation could be the difference between a good night’s sleep and a restless one. 

The Air-Pedic 800 has memory foam in the top layers which dampen all movement. Additionally, the separate air chambers below further isolate movement making this a great choice for light sleepers who are easily prone to sleep disturbances. 

The Air-Pedic 850 does have a more buoyant feel than the 850 but still did a good job of reducing motion transfer.

Edge Support?

Edge support can help you determine if you can utilize the full surface of the mattress without feeling like you’ll fall out of bed. This is especially important for couples sharing a smaller bed, such as a full or queen size mattress.

On the other hand, beds with strong edge support are also a better option for seniors and those with injuries or disabilites who may need to use the edge of the bed to get into and out of bed. 

Air-Pedic beds are made with an extra encasment for the foam which provides good edge support. When you sit on the edge of the bed you feel supported and don’t feel the mattress compressing underneath you. Additionally, when you lay down near the edge you will not feel as if you will fall off the bed. We think Air-Pedic is a solid choice for both couples and seniors!

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Air-Pedic Mattress Purchase Details

Risk- Free Sleep Trial

Getting used to a new mattress can take time. That’s why most mattress brands offer generous sleep trials, allowing you to test out your new bed in the comfort of your own home. Selectabed offers a 120-day sleep trial so you can rest assured your new mattress is the perfect match for you.

They do recommend that you give it at least 21 nights before you make your decision. Even though the mattress is adjustable, you still might prefer a different feel in the top foam layers of the mattress. The great thing about Air-Pedic is they have many different types of foam and can send you a replacement for the top portion of the mattress. This will give you a completely different feel without having to return the whole mattress.

Warranty

All the Selectabed Mattresses come with 30 year warranty. The first 3 years are non-prorated. After looking at several different sites with customer reviews on Air-Pedic, it was hard to find many complaints on the mattress or company.

Shipping

Two shipping options are available: standard shipping and white glove delivery. With standard shipping your new mattress is delivered to your door but does not include setup of your Air-Pedic mattress. This service costs $99.

White glove delivery costs $199 but it includes unpacking and set up of your new mattress. Due to the nature of setup and the size of the mattress, we think it is worth the extra cost, especially if the mattress needs to be moved up or down a flight of stairs.

How Much Does the Air-Pedic Mattress Cost?

Luxury adjustable air beds are typically more expensive than memory foam or hybrid options. Before discounts a queen Air-Pedic 800 costs $3599. Alternatively, a queen Air-Pedic 850 costs $4998. For a limited time only get 50% off your purchase of the Air-Pedic 850

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Air-Pedic 800 Prices

Air-Pedic 850 Prices

Mattress Dimensions

Twin XL

$3149

$4399

38 X 80

Queen

$3599

$4999

60 X 80

King

$4299

$5699

76 X 80

Cal. King

$4299

$5699

72 X 84

Split King

$4699

$6099

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Does Air-Pedic Work With An Adjustable Base?

Yes! Air-Pedic is designed to work with an adjustable bed frame. You can find a selection of adjustable bases available for purchase on selectabed.com. Prefer to shop on Amazon? Check out these best-selling adjustable bed frames.

Air-Pedic Mattress Review Conclusion

A solid Sleep Number alternative, Air-Pedic features a wide range of benefits suitable for most body types and sleep preferences. So, who does Air-Pedic work best for and who might want to give it a pass?

Air-Pedic is a good choice for:

  • Individuals who want a luxury sleep experience
  • Couples and seniors
  • Chronic pain sufferers
  • Hot Sleepers
  • Consumers looking for a brand with a good track record of customer service

Air-Pedic might not be the best if:

This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Steven (Air-pedic 800 series)

    Wife and I tried the i8 at the sleep number store after sleeping on a Stearns and Foster estate for two years. In short order the foams compressed rendering the bed useless. It might as well have been cheap promotional bedding. My late father in law was a rep for them in the 80s. He was so proud of them. My! Have they gone downhill since then! I knew the number bed would be an eye opener for my wife. Our preferred numbers are significantly different, so adjustable would be good for us.” I thought. I was interested in ReST but got spooked by some horrible reviews by buyers. Based upon your reviews of air pedic, I purchased the king flex-top 850 with the USA made adjustable frame. Aaron was my salesman. He’s flexible and pleasant and he knows his stuff. Thank you for your in depth review. It hit home for me.

    When I get my bed in a month and a half, you’ll get MY in depth review!

    Steven

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi Steven,

      Thank you so much for your feedback. We look forward to hearing about your experience once you receive the Air-Pedic 850 🙂

  2. Lisa

    Hi. I am having a hard time getting my head around ordering a an Airpedic online without trying it in person. It appears they only have showrooms in California. However, I have tried Sleep Number beds in store and think I know which model I want. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi, Lisa! When you say you know which model you want, are you referring to Sleep Number or Air-Pedic?

      I know it can feel daunting buying a mattress online. The sleep trial is there to help give you peace of mind that you won’t be stuck with an expensive mattress that isn’t comfortable. But I will say, I have laid down on tons of beds that I initially thought “wow, this bed is soooo comfortable”, only to then find out it wasn’t so comfortable after 6+ hours of sleep. So, the sleep trial is important no matter which option you choose. That being said, be aware that bundles and add-ons can complicate the return process. We’ve had numerous reports of readers not being aware that purchasing a base with their Sleep Number was not refundable. Regardless of which brand you choose make sure you’re clear on return policies so you don’t run into troubles down the line.

      For us, we favored the Air-Pedic. Sleep Number uses a single air chamber on each side of the bed, while Air-Pedic offers 3. This provided better customization and ultimately better support. If you are looking for smart technology and sleep tracking, Sleep Number has the advantage here or you may want to take a look at another one of our favorites, the ReST Performance air bed for smart tech and sleep tracking. Hope this helps!

  3. Robert

    How is the airpedic for a heavier person 300-350#? I am looking for something that will relieve lower back pain. My wife 140# likes it firm as do I but we cannot find a mattress like she used to have.

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi, Robert! Air-Pedic is a suitable choice for individuals of all weights. We’ve spoken with a rep from Air-Pedic regarding this specific situation in the past and been advised that sleepers weighing 300lbs+ may want to speak with a rep first. They can work with you to get the best balance of comfort and support, while also ensuring the structural integrity of the air chambers.

  4. Don Collyard

    Good morning ASL:

    My partner and I are in the market for a new mattress.
    As you both know, today there is a virtual forest of companies to choose from…it’s more than daunting.

    We’ve read the most current Consumer Report evaluations, viewed on line comparisons, watched YouTube video testimonials and evaluations.

    We’ve narrowed it down to two companies – Selectabed Air-Pedic 1000 Series and Personal Comfort Rejuvenation Series.

    Both have compelling stories and feature sets…

    What differentiates one from the other – the mattress, the adjustable bases…overall adjustability and support?

    Thanks!

    Don

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi Don,

      Unfortunately, we have not had a chance to review any of the rejuvenation series mattresses. We are, however, extremely familiar with Air-Pedic! The Air-Pedic 1000 was actually on our list of best mattresses for 2021 so it is definitely a brand we stand behind.

      As for the rejuvenation series, it is my understanding that they are similar to the Sleep Number beds in that they only have one air chamber on either side of the mattress. Air-Pedic is equipped with 3 air chambers on either side. As you may have noted in some of our comparisons between Sleep Number and Air-Pedic we felt this gave Air-Pedic a significant advantage as this allowed us to make adjustments to the firmness levels at our shoulders, lumbar, and legs. This allowed us to target pressure points found in the hips and shoulders while maintaining proper spinal support. One chamber systems have a tendency to hammock, leaving the midsection sagging and not supported. Over time this can lead to increased back pain. If you haven’t already you can read our full Air-Pedic 1000 review for more information.

      Hope this helps!

  5. Brent Hursey

    I purchased my mattress and received it in January I have not received any follow up calls to see if every thing was okay or not Have trying getting in touch with them no response

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi Brent, I am very sorry to hear you have not received the follow-up you expected. Unfortunately, we do not work for any of the mattress companies that we review. But we appreciate the feedback! We take into account customer service and do like to make customers aware of trending problems.

  6. Paul

    So I’ve watched a lot of your reviews online on all different brands. MY REAL QUESTION IS: Which brand of mattress do you have in your own home that sleep on every singe night?
    My dad used to tell me (of course this was back before the internet and back when selection was not as broad) when researching a product, just ask them what they purchased,
    or better yet, what would they recommend their grandparents purchase? Sounds simple but I am really curious, if you had to spend your own money what Brand of Mattress would you invest in for your own daily use. I’m talking the BRAND you liked the most and trust their products (as most brands cover different variations of issues related to a good nights sleep).

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi Paul! We are so glad you have found our content helpful in your pursuit for the perfect mattress. If I was helping my grandparents purchase a new mattress I would definitely want to first know their sleep preferences and sleep position. I would also take their weight and body type into consideration as well as learning what ailments they suffer from when sleeping. As all of these things greatly affect the sleeper experience. That being said we have a number of brands and mattresses that we stand behind in regards to the quality of product and comfort. We just recently updated our Best Mattresses of 2021 and you can find our top recommendations there. This list includes our absolute favorite brands and also reflects the mattresses that we have kept for our own personal use. You can also reach out to us on Facebook and we would be happy to chat directly if you’d like more information.

  7. Melinda Pringle

    Great reviews! I have severe arthritis in my back. Maybe a Lull will truly help. I’ve tried nearly everything to ease my aches and terrible pain every single day.

  8. Maria

    Yes me too I am a side sleeper my hips and my shoulder and side of my legs is hurting. what is the best bed for me?

  9. Bill Tabor

    For a side sleeper….what is the better airpedic…6,7,or 8?…and what is the comfort difference in the 850 model?

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi Bill!

      Simply put, there is no better model Air-Pedic over another. As the numbers go up, the thickness of the foam goes up with it creating a more plush feeling mattress. Starting at the Air-Pedic 500 which is 10.5 inches thick, to the Air-Pedic 1000, 14.5 inches thick. So which mattress is better is dependant on what will suit your sleep preferences best.

      Mattress choice will be different for everyone for a multitude of reasons such as body type, weight, and more but generally, you will want a softer mattress if you are a side, back, or combo sleeper to allow your body to sink into the mattress while stomach sleepers will need the support of a firmer mattress.

      As for the difference between the Air-Pedic 800 and 850, the 850 has the same construction as the Air-Pedic 800, with one main difference. Instead of the 1.5? HD Flex Comfort Layer, the 850 replaces that layer with a 1.5? Poly-Flex Comfort Layer. This layer of the Air-Pedic 850 offers more buoyant support over the luxurious plush feel of the Air-Pedic 800. Hope this helps!

  10. Bud and Barbara

    I bought an Airpedic, kingsize last week, and have not received it or heard from anyone, Barbara, or Hubert D Swindall

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi Barbara, sorry to hear you are having issues receiving the mattress. Unfortunately we do not actually work for the mattress companies we only review the products, your best bet would be to contact Air-Pedic directly. Thanks!

    2. Anonymous

      Yah it usually takes 5 weeks to get your bed,cuz they’re made to order. I just got mine this Thursday. I ordered mine 5 weeks ago.

  11. Deborah Anne Fritz

    Looking at purchasing Airpedic 650 split king with Flex Elite and air flow transfer. Are there comparable beds? The only one I know of is the Sleep Number PSE with flex fit1. WOuld like to compare other companies

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi Deborah, thanks for reaching out! In terms of adjustable air beds we have reviewed and tested I would compare these two with ReST Performance which has interesting technological features such as a pressure sensor with automatic pump adjustments throughout the night and Natural Form which is a unique airbed in that it doesn’t require any electricity at all through adjustable air pods. If you’re looking for an all in one package air-adjustable (base included) I would say Air-Pedic or Sleep Number are your best bet.

  12. Steven

    My concern about this review is 3-fold. First, if you go on Air-Pedic’s website, there are 411 “Trust-Pilot” reviews, but ZERO of them are actually from Trust-Pilot, rather they are all their own website reviews if you look at the detailed breakdown of the “reviews”. Second concern is that there are no RECENT reviews…..the last reviews were posted all the way back in March of last year(I assume it was last year, as there is also no year listed). Third concern is that almost all the reviews have to do with the level of Customer Service that was received when Customers called with questions about the mattresses, rather than with the experience and satisfaction of the mattress itself after receiving it and sleeping on it. Your review here is great, but how can anyone trust this Company with all these red flags flying?

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi Steven,

      Thanks for reaching out, apologies for the delay. We understand your concerns so we reached out to the company directly to get a better understanding of this. From what we can see on Air-Pedic’s website it doesn’t explicitly say they are Trust Pilot reviews but the review platform they are displaying the reviews through is powered by Trust Pilot, this is why you are seeing that 411 reviews are third party reviews.

      Now I can confirm from the company the reviews in question are pulled from third party websites like yelp, viewpoints and reseller ratings. In some cases Selectabed can also come under the main corporate banner, Relief-Mart, Inc. if you are searching independently. As for recent reviews it appears that the Trust Pilot platform hasn’t submitted any recent updates as you will see across the review sites mentioned that there are much more recent reviews that have been submitted, it simply hasn’t updated. With your help we have now brought this to Relief-Mart Inc. attention so Trust Pilot can update this.

      You should also see many reviews on Googles local Selectabed.com profile that contain reviews that were also not submitted. If you look through the recent reviews here you will see that all the reviews reference customers that have their mattress or have at least tried the mattress by testing it in their factory showroom location, with all of this in mind you will see that Selectabed/Air-Pedic has extremely favorable reviews across the board.

      Resellerratings.com
      Viewpoints.com
      Yelp.com

      Hopefully this addresses your concerns, thanks again for reaching out to us!

  13. ASL Reviews

    Hi Debbie,

    I’m a side and stomach sleeper as well which can make it difficult finding the right mattress. Side sleeping generally requires more pressure relief through the hips and shoulders, while stomach sleepers generally require a much firmer, more supportive bed. Air adjustable beds with multiple air chambers are a great solution for this as they can independently adjust the firmness for shoulder, lumbar and legs. If cost is a factor, foam beds like Casper and Level have a multi-zone construction that works in a similar way. Of course Air adjustable beds really give you full customization and the Air-Pedic, like most of the mattresses on our site are available in sizes from Twin to California King.

  14. Debbie Proctor

    I like the idea of a side sleeper bed, I didn’t know there was such a thing. I often sleep on my side/ stomach and wake up with a sore lower back. Do you sale singles?

  15. Mary Ellen Suchan

    VERY IMPORTANT!

    Can’t read reviews.!

    1. ASL Reviews

      Hi Mary Ellen,

      I’m so sorry. Can you explain a bit more so we can problem solve? Are you getting an error or loading issues when attempting to read the reviews?

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