Benefits to Using an Air Bed for Guests
There are a lot of benefits to using an air bed for guests. They're easy to set up, they don't take up space on a daily basis, and they're affordable--to name just a few advantages. It also feels great having something readily available to offer to people who show up unexpected and knowing you're a good hostess and friend.
One of the advantages most people don't consider is that your guests can adjust the mattress to the firmness they desire. You never know when buying a spare mattress if you should buy a firm one, a soft one, etc--but with an air bed your guests can easily adjust the settings to however they prefer to sleep.
Another benefit is that instead of having say, a spare mattress, or a futon, which will take up space in your home on a constant basis, the air bed for guests can be easily stored when no one is staying over. This gives you more space in your home on a daily basis.
It's easy to set up and move. Sofa beds can be difficult to set up correctly and get ready for guests. You may also need to move around your furniture to make room. With an air bed you can find a bit of space anywhere, hook up the pump, throw a few blankets and pillows down, and you have a place for your company to sleep. This is both simple and low stress for you and your friends.
Air beds are affordable, no matter what your price range may be. You can buy a cheaper one that still works well, or get a few extra features and spend more money. The price range gives a lot more give than what you'll end up spending on a futon or spare bed.
If you've slept on an inflatable mattress a few years back you'll be pleased to know that they've advanced a lot in recent years. They're much nicer these days, the pumps blow them up and deflate them faster, they tend to make it through the night staying as firm as when the night began, and they're just a lot more comfortable overall.
If you're looking for a sleeping arrangement for company consider the many the benefits to using an air bed for guests.