Air-Pedic Mattress Review
Inside the Air-Pedic 800 and 850
- 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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Air-Pedic 800 Prices
Air-Pedic 850 Prices
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Does Air-Pedic Work With An Adjustable Base?
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: