As someone who has frequent overnight guests coming from out of state, I like to be able to offer them a comfortable air mattress to sleep on. We don’t have a permanent spare room, so having air beds works better for us.
The SoundAsleep Dream Series Luxury Air Mattress sounds good, but I was super intrigued to put it to the test. Luckily, it exceeded my expectations!
If you want to know exactly how it works, whether it actually feels comfortable to sleep on overnight, and if it will stand the test of time, keep reading. I’ll give you my thoughts, as well as the pros and cons, so you can figure out if this is right for you.
SoundAsleep Dream Series Luxury Air Mattress – First Impressions/Unboxing
I liked the look of the SoundAsleep Dream Series air mattress as soon as I opened it. I liked the softness of the material: the blue top layer is soft-flocked, so it felt really soft and cozy when I pulled it out of the box, which was exciting.
It’s a big mattress! We got the Queen size, but it’s so deep that it has a lot of material. I could tell I’d find it hard stuffing this one back in the bag, that’s for sure.
But I loved using it on the first night. It’s one of the most comfortable air beds I’ve ever used, actually. I always inflate my air mattresses as firm as they will go. This is better for me (a side sleeper) and my partner (who suffers from long-term back pain).
So, I was happy with how firm I could get this mattress. I used the automatic pump, and it worked really well (I’ll talk more about that in a minute!), and I didn’t feel that I needed to top it up with more air to make it firmer, although you can do that with a top-up pump if you want to.
Allow me to go into the technical details a bit: this mattress has what they call ‘comfort coil technology,’ which essentially means that the air inflates in a series of chambers, kind of like coils in a traditional mattress, for better support.
I felt very comfortable sleeping on this. I do think that other mattresses I’ve used have a more squishy top layer; the flocked top layer on this one is a bit thinner than I would like, and it doesn’t have a built-in pillow either, which I’ve noticed is included in other mattresses around the same price (like the King Koil air mattress).
But the main thing is that I woke up feeling refreshed and not achy at all. As a side sleeper, this can be a problem because my hip and shoulder tend to dig right into the air mattress, and I feel less supported. Apparently, this is because my spine is forced into a weird position when I dip into the mattress.
I didn’t feel this mattress sagged underneath me as I slept. When I woke up, the air still remained the same as when we inflated it, which was nice! That isn’t always a given with air mattresses (in fact, I’d say it’s pretty unusual. I’ve used more mattresses where the air has almost completely escaped by the morning).
My partner also found it comfortable. He needs a super firm mattress, and this is perfect for him. It also has a lip around the edge, so neither of us had to worry about falling out.
That’s always nice because sometimes our kids sleep on air mattresses, too. So if they sleep in this one, I won’t have to worry about them.
We get a lot of out-of-state guests staying overnight, and I’m really happy we have this air mattress to offer them now. Plus, when you inflate it, the air stays in, which means I won’t have to keep re-inflating it for them every night.
Ease of Use
Ease of use is important to me. I can’t stand having to fiddle around with air pumps, trying to get an air bed to actually inflate properly! It gives me the rage. Plus, because my partner has back pain, he can’t do a lot of bending down and standing up again, so this stuff is usually down to me.
But this mattress has a pump built-in, which meant I could inflate it with one press of a button. It took a few minutes to inflate. It was pretty quick, given the size, and it was very easy to do – no complicated setup required.
But I did feel that the built-in pump was loud. (Really loud.) I have a kid that is sensitive to noise, but we’re used to dealing with this kind of situation. I think most air mattresses are quite loud when they inflate – but it feels like a fair trade-off for me not having to put effort into inflating it!
It deflated at around the same speed, with the same amount of noise. I’m pretty happy with that. The power cord has a little compartment to tidy it away while you’re using it, which I quite liked, too. Keeps everything neat and tidy and stops anyone from tripping over.
Like other airbeds I’ve tried, the SoundAsleep Dream Series is actually pretty tough to fit back into the carry bag – it requires folding in a very specific way to get it in there! I did expect that. But the bag has little carry handles, which I thought was a neat feature.
|Item Weight||18.92 pounds|
|Warranty Description||2 year manufacturer|
|Product Dimensions||78 x 58 x 19 inches|
|Included Components||Built-in pump, carry bag|
I haven’t had this mattress long enough to get a true picture of how durable it is. I did check the quality of the materials and the strength of the seams. I can sometimes tell if a mattress isn’t going to last just by the seams alone – if they’re not strong enough, air leaks can happen quickly.
But this is a strong inflatable mattress. I felt the material was thick enough to hold air for some time, and it definitely felt like it could withstand accidentally laying it on something sharp without it instantly popping. We try to keep our dogs away from air mattresses, but I think if one of them were to jump on it before we could stop them, it wouldn’t be the end of the world.
I don’t know if this mattress is designed for camping. It’s marketed as a spare mattress for overnight guests. I don’t always listen to the rules around this – we love camping, but we like to make it as luxurious as possible! That includes bringing super deep, cozy air beds, even if it takes up more space.
I do think the waterproof flocked top means that we could get away with using this in our tent, and I don’t think it would impact the durability much because the layers of material are so thick. It seems pretty easy to wipe clean, too. (This is very important to us because we have both kids and dogs to think about.)
All air mattresses degrade eventually, and deflation becomes an issue. But I looked it up, and the company offers a pretty good 1-year warranty. If our mattress does start losing air within that year, I think they’ll be able to help me. Which is nice to know.
Pros and Cons
This is absolutely one of the most comfortable air mattresses I’ve ever used. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty great.
To give you a little rundown of my thoughts:
- Fast inflation time – it took a couple of minutes to inflate/deflate
- Thick, quality materials – I think it will last for a long time, and it looks easy to clean, too
- Very firm and supportive – good for me as a side sleeper and for my partner with his back pain because of the air coils
- Comfortable – it felt very nice to sleep on
- Loud air pump – this is pretty typical, but it is quite loud to listen to!
- Hard to fold back into the bag – takes a bit of effort to do this
Frequently Asked Questions
You may still have a few questions about this air mattress. I’ll try my best to answer them!
Do I need to use a bed sheet with this air mattress?
I would because it makes me feel a bit better in terms of hygiene. We use our air mattresses for overnight guests, so I like to make up the bed with a fresh sheet for them to sleep on.
The top is pretty comfortable, though, so I think you’d be fine if you don’t have a sheet handy.
I will say you need very deep sheets to fit this mattress!
Is it easy to clean?
It’s pretty much the same as other air mattresses when it comes to cleaning. I didn’t test it out in terms of removing stains, but it does look very easy to clean, thanks to the waterproof outer layers.
You can learn how to clean air mattresses in our guide.
What if I want a softer air mattress? Can I put less air into it?
Yes. The internal pump runs by itself for two minutes, but you can open up the valve and allow a little air to come out until it feels comfortable. If you let out a bit too much, you can just do a quick top-up of air.
How deep is the SoundAsleep Dream Series air mattress?
It’s a deep mattress! At 18 inches, it’s not the deepest air mattress I’ve tried, but it feels deep to sleep on. The Queen size (which is the one we tried) was nice to sleep on in this regard because it felt more like a regular bed and less like a camping bed.
There’s a nice lip around the edge, though, which means I wasn’t worried about anyone rolling out (including the kids who usually sneak in at some point in the night).
My Final Thoughts
Honestly, I think that the SoundAsleep Dream Series Luxury Air Mattress is excellent for overnight guests. I love that I have this in the cupboard – we can make any guests (including last-minute surprise visitors!) feel comfortable.
I also really enjoyed sleeping on it. It can be really hard to find an air mattress to suit both of our needs as a couple, and this one manages it. I guess it’s because of the air chambers, but it suited my sleeping position really well.
Most importantly, it doesn’t exacerbate my partner’s back pain, which is excellent.
I will have to test it out by taking it camping, but it does have strong materials for added durability, and it’s waterproof, so I think it will stand up against the elements!
Thank you for reading – hopefully, this has helped you to get a better idea of whether this air bed suits your needs. It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely one of the best air mattresses I’ve ever used.