Which would be better for you to do for a night or two, sleeping on a floor—ouch—or sleeping on an inflatable bed, you ask? Of course the answer to that is sleeping on the inflatable bed, otherwise known as an airbed, hands down.

Some people really do like the feeling of sleeping on the ground, especially when they are camping, but in truth, it really is not that great for your back.  Consider what your back is made up of—all those bones, the vertebrae.

Toss in the fluid that fills the spinal cord, and the nerves that go up and down your back, too.  There is a lot of potential for things to go wrong with your back by sleeping on the floor or the ground.

Many inflatable beds—airbeds–now come with some type of coil system to them, so that consumers do not immediately sink right down onto the ground.  And, even better, their back is protected.

Some airbeds simply have rope coils, while others have chambers of air to provide pockets of support.  Still other models have other types of coil supports that are even stronger than the rope coils, and provide the consumer with the ability to not roll during their sleep.

There are many different brands are on the market now in terms of airbeds—AeroBeds, Coleman, Intex or Select Comfort–just to name a few.  Shopping around is the best way to find out which airbed has exactly what you want in terms of comfort.

Going to different stores to check out the airbeds is a great idea.  Look to see if there is one set up on display.  Ask the salesperson what they know about it, and what information that they can give you.

Of course, you don’t have to buy the airbed right then and there—and don’t buy the first one that you see or try out, either.  Take the time to shop around.  Go to camping stores, supply stores, even major discount stores to see what you can find before you decide to buy an airbed.

We have found that Amazon.co.uk have a great selection of airbeds, from different manufacturers and at different price bands. Plus, they have lots of deals and FREE delivery promotions on many of their items.

Check out Amazon for:

Aerobed Airbeds

Intex Airbeds

Gelert Airbeds

Campingaz Quickbeds

After you have taken the time to find out all you can about the different models available to you, and that fit into your price point, then decide how comfortable you want to be on the airbed.

Do you have a bad back, and really have to have an airbed that has a terrific support system to it?  If so, then you might want to check out the AeroBed Explorer, because it has the Quadra Coils built into it.  Those Quadra Coils provide lots of extra support, and prevent the sleeper from rolling around in their sleep, as well.

Will you be using the airbed regularly?  Is the airbed something that you will only be getting out to go camping with a lot?  How much are you willing to spend on it?  Perhaps something along the lines of the AeroBed Extreme would work well.  It has the rope coil system, but deals with extreme temperature swings well.

Don’t forget the kids, either.  Should you need to stick the kids on a bed, instead of on the floor, AeroBed has an airbed for Children that many other companies can’t beat.

Looking at the AeroBed for Children you will see that the surface of the bed is actually well below the edges of the bed.  This will prevent the children from rolling out in the middle of the night and hurting themselves.

Other brands such as Intex don’t offer the same type of support in their airbeds.  They speak of a fourteen, fifteen or even sixteen gauge chamber.  These chambers are filled with air, like pockets, but if a hole develops in one of them, then that area will sag, and not support you.

Look for something like the AeroBed with the coils to provide the support you ultimately need.  With this support, you won’t ever have to spend a night sleeping on the floor…