One of the nationally marketed manufacturers of air beds advertises on their radio spots that their bed allows couples to sleep together peacefully while each adjusting their own side to their perfect sleep number. The implication being that if Papa Bear likes his bed firm, and Mama bear likes hers soft they can still be happy on an adjustable air bed. This is pretty much true. Individual adjust ability is one of the beautiful things about an adjustable air bed.
I recently had a question from a customer who purchased an air bed a couple of years ago. Apparently a “Friend” had slept over recently and they noticed that the center of the dual chamber bed developed something of a low spot that they tended to fall into if they didn’t keep to one side or the other. This person said that they were happy with the bed, but just wondered if this was a defect or just the way air beds are. The answer of course is that this is just how dual chamber air beds are. Even if both sides are aired up alike there is always this spot in the middle that you feel like you could fall into if you aren’t careful. If both sides are not aired up alike (as is often the case) then this transition area is going to be even more noticeable. Different design schemes are used in attempts to minimize the no mans land between dual air chambers, but in my experience nothing really works. Of course single chamber beds (available in Queen and smaller sizes) don’t have this issue, but they also don’t have the feature of individual adjust ability either.
So, if you and your “Sleep Partner” are thinking about buying an air bed be aware that if you like to meet in the middle that might not work out so well with a dual chamber bed. But don’t worry about it too much, where there’s a will there’s a way.