How To Inflate an Air Mattress

An air mattress is great for guests or for bringing on camping trips. Get a good night's sleep and inflate your air mattress.

You will need

  • Air mattress
  • Pump or vacuum

Step 1 Lay out the mattress Lay out the air mattress, spread across a floor.

Step 2 Open valve Open the valve cover and connect the pump.

Step 3 Inflate mattress Turn on the electric pump or pump up the mattress manually if you’re using a hand or foot pump.

Step 4 Insert hose Inflate an air mattress with a vacuum if you do not have a pump by inserting the hose from the vacuum into the valve on the mattress.

Step 5 Reverse mode Reverse the suction on your vacuum to make it blow out air.

Step 6 Allow to fill Turn on the vacuum and allow the mattress to fill until it is full.

Step 7 Close Close the valve cover on the mattress, lay down, and rest.