Most inflatable beds use an AC pump in order to inflate the mattress. This pump can be built inside the mattress and there is a control dial on the outside of the mattress. This dial will allow you to control the firmness of the bed as well as if you want to inflate or deflate the bed.
Some inflatable beds use a manual pump that you will have to use in order to inflate the mattress. These manual pumps usually come with the cheaper models.
An inflatable mattress can come in all different sizes, ranging from the smallest twin size all the way up to king. Unlike a heavy innerspring or memory foam, the portability of adjustable air beds means many different scenarios where they could be used, and so makes it one of the most appealing selling points. You can easily blow up and leave it to be used as a permanent bed for you and your partner, or it could be deflated and packed away ready to be used as a guest bed. Alternatively, if you buy a sleeping pad you can use it for camping trips which easily fit inside your tent instead of using a sleeping bag on a hard surface. The flexibility and affordable prices make air mattresses as a whole very popular household items in many countries across the globe.
Air mattresses come in different heights or thickness, but most common are the raised type. These are normally the same height of a normal bed. The raised type is literally an inflatable mattress adjoined to its own platform, which is designed to keep users away from the floor and offer a more traditional experience, and also makes much easier access to getting in and out. The slight disadvantage is due to its size, it would take up more space than the alternatives when packed away for storage.