Air-Pedic Mattress Review

An in-depth review of the Air-Pedic 800.

Air-Pedic is one of the many mattresses made by Select a Bed, who 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 best mattresses for your back pain.

An adjustable air bed with cooling technology and separate low back adjustability:

Air-Pedic is one of the many mattresses made by SelectaBed, who 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.

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 has it all, adjustability, temperature balancing benefits, built with natural and certified safe materials that are made in the USA and a great warranty. Let’s take a deeper look at what makes this mattress so great!

Certified Safe and Hypoallergenic:

CertiPUR-US logo
Greenguard logo
Green Bear Mark logo

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.

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Air-Pedic 800

Chiropractor Designed.

Use code: ASLKOOL at time of purchase for a FREE Kool-Flow Greenshield stain and spill resistant mattress protector.

Adjustable Air Construction:

When you think of an air adjustable mattress you might think of Sleep Number. What sets Air-Pedic apart is the 4 additional air chambers. You might ask, why is this important? If you only have one air chamber on each side you could get a feeling as if you are in a hammock. Your middle lumbar region could start to sag pulling your spine out of alignment. With the Air-Pedic 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 will help you with that.

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

The Air-Pedic Layers:

The Air-Pedic Layers:

  • Kool-Flow® Micro-Vented Bamboo Viscous Covering: The cover has a wonderful soft feel and is breathable to allow the cooling layers underneath to work together. It is also stretchy so that you can to feel the hugging foam and allow you to sink in more to the mattress providing pressure relief.
  • 1 inch Hypergel Plush Top Cooling Layer: This springy-soft layer provides a cooling affect and will help with pressure relief. You won’t get hot with this mattress which is a common problem with other types of foam. 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 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 to allow 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 and the air chambers.
  • 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 has been perfect for making sure your spine is aligned properly. The chambers are made with longer lasting 100% Medical Grade, Ultra Flexible Urethane Urethane Chambers that are inherently mold and mildew resistant and are controlled by a remote for each side of the bed.

Optional Patented Airflow transfer system:

In addition to all of the cooling layers they offer an airflow transfer system. This means that they aerate the top layers of foam and create channels on the bottom to create airflow throughout the whole mattress. We got this on the mattress we are testing and the mattress doesn’t feel hot at night. We often sleep with the fan on even in winter and lately there hasn’t been a need to turn it on.

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 will be good for stomach and some back sleepers. If this is too firm, you can slowly let air out until you feel comfortable. This eliminates the issue of not know what firmness you should buy because you can adjust it once you receive the mattress. The 6 inches of foam above the air chambers are very supportive. This is important because you won’t feel like your sleeping on a cheap blow up mattress.

Adjustable Firmness:

This mattress is fully adjustable and will be will be well suited for 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. The only con to having 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. The other great benefit of having the extra lumbar adjustability is if you are pregnant or your body changes and you need extra support you can add that support with a push of a button rather than surrounding yourself with tons of pillows.

Motion Transfer:

The Air-Pedic has an extra encasement for the foam to create a great 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.

Edge Support:

The Air-Pedic has an extra encasement for the foam to create a great 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.

Price and Shipping:

In comparison to mattresses in general the price point is a little higher but when you think of what all you get it is certainly worth the investment.  The Air-Pedic 800 in a Queen size is $3099 plus a shipping charge of $99-$199. The $99 shipping will only get the mattress delivered to your front door, however for $100 more you can get white glove delivery. With the size of the mattress, it is definitely worth the upgrade, especially if you need it moved to another level.

Warranty and Customer Service:

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

Return Policy:

120 night sleep trial stamp

It does take some time to get used to a new mattress, although, I have to say, we adjusted very quickly to the Air-Pedic 800. Just in case you are not sure if you like the bed and need more than just a quick trip to the store they give you 120 nights to sleep on it. 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.

Pros

  • Great for couples who prefer different firmness settings
  • Certified safe components by three independent companies (CertiPUR-US, GreenGuard and The Green Bear Mark of Excellence)
  • Cooling benefits
  • Little to no motion transfer
  • Complete adjustability with 6 air chambers
  • Urethane Chambers that are inherently mold and mildew resistant
  • Pressure Relieving without losing support

Cons

  • On the expensive side
  • You might need additional time to find the right number firmness setting

Air-Pedic

9.3
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 9.6
WARRANTY 8.6
AFFORDABILITY 8.0
DELIVERY 9.0
OFF-GASSING 10.0
TEMPERATURE BALANCING 9.2
MOTION TRANSFER 9.6
EDGE SUPPORT 9.4
PRESSURE RELIEF 9.8
SUPPORT 9.8

Pros

  • Great for couples with adjustable firmness
  • Certified safe components by three independent companies (CertiPUR-US, GreenGuard and The Green Bear Mark of Excellence)
  • Complete adjustability with 6 air chambers
  • Pressure Relieving without losing support
  • Temperature balancing benefits 
  • Urethane Chambers that are inherently mold and mildew resistant
  • Cooling benefits

Cons

  • Expensive 
  • You might need additional time to find the right number firmness setting 
Air-Pedic logo for comparison review

Air-Pedic 800

Chiropractor Designed.

Use code: ASLKOOL at time of purchase for a FREE Kool-Flow Greenshield stain and spill resistant mattress protector.

Air-Pedic logo for comparison reviewThank you to Selectabed, for gifting us this bed for review. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed in our reviews are our own. We hold an affiliate relationship with this company which means if you purchase a bed through the link above, ASL Reviews will receive a small percentage of that sale (at no cost to you). This helps us with the costs of website maintenance and video production. We thank you for your support!


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