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Looking for a comfortable sleep? We have a large range of camping sleeping mats available online including self inflating mattresses, roll mats and camping mats. Getting a good nights sleep is vital when camping and picking the right sleeping mat for you is so important. Lots of campers actually use a self inflating mattress to go on top of a camp bed for an even more home from home feel but this is not essential.
Here is a general overview of how to inflate a self-inflating mattress:
Unroll the mattress: Lay the mattress out on a flat surface, making sure the valve is facing up.
Open the valve: Unscrew or twist open the valve on the mattress to allow air to flow in.
Wait for the mattress to inflate: The mattress will begin to inflate on its own as air enters through the valve. The time it takes for the mattress to fully inflate can vary depending on the model, but it typically takes between 5 and 15 minutes.
Check the firmness: As the mattress inflates, periodically check the firmness by pressing on it with your hand. If it is not firm enough, blow air into the valve to add more air. You can also use a manual pump to inflate the mattress.
Close the valve: Once the mattress is fully inflated and at the desired firmness, screw or twist the valve closed to prevent air from leaking out.
Unfold and use: Once the mattress is fully inflated, unfold it and place it on your camping tent or any other desired surface.
It is recommended to inflate the mattress in a well-ventilated area, and to not over-inflate the mattress as it could cause damage. Also, some models might have a separate inflation and deflation valves, so make sure you are using the correct valve for inflating.