Updated February 20, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Alternating Pressure Mattresses

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in January of 2019. It may be hard to imagine that an activity as innocuous as lying in bed can be harmful, but for those who are required to remain supine for long stretches of time, there are potential problems, such as bedsores. Luckily, mattresses for preventing skin ulcers are available, including alternating pressure and low air loss models, both of which you'll find here, along with dual-therapy options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best alternating pressure mattress on Amazon.

10. Blue Chip Medical Apollo 3-Port

9. MedaCure Oasis

8. Drive Medical Med Aire System

7. Purap Bedsore Prevention & Treatment System

6. Drive Medical Med Aire Bariatric

5. Cloud Air Whisper Quiet

4. MedVance MedAir

3. Proactive Protekt Aire 3000

2. Drive Medical Med Aire Variable

1. Vive Cover and Pump System

Editor's Notes

February 19, 2019:

Everyone deserves to feel rested, so we looked at a wide range of low air loss and alternating pressure models that can accommodate the needs of various users. On the simpler side are alternating pressure mattress covers, such as the Drive Medical Med Aire Variable and the Vive Cover and Pump System, which are relatively inexpensive and not hard to set up. For those who need more options there are combo models, including the Proactive Protekt Aire 3000, the MedVance MedAir, and the Blue Chip Medical Apollo 3-Port. This last can be particularly helpful in the case of extended use, since accessories are available that make it extra-safe and easy to set up. And although it's not technically a mattress, we decided to include the Purap Bedsore Prevention & Treatment System, a portable alternative that some users swear by.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on February 20, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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