About Yawn Air
If you find yourself needing a quick solution for visiting family or friends, the Yawn Air inflatable bed promises to transform a spare space into a comfortable, luxurious guest bedroom in under five minutes. How?
In the commercial, we’re shown that the inflatable bed includes a built-in air compressor that can self-inflate to whichever level of firmness you prefer within minutes. Once inflated, the bed’s durable construction means that it can last up to 24 hours without losing pressure, can support up to 550 pounds, and can withstand high-pressure impacts, such as kids jumping up and down.
Additional Yawn Air design features include an anti-roll rim to prevent falling off, along with a built-in premium headboard to stop pillows from doing the same. The flock-textured top is designed to keep sheets firmly on the bed, and the 45 cm (17.7 in) height is said to be easy for anyone to get in and out of, regardless of age.
Judging by its appearance, the Yawn Air looks as though it could really be a convenient way to add an extra sleeping space to your home. In order to help you decide if it’s the best product for your needs, though, let’s start off by taking a closer look at its most advertised feature.
How Does Yawn Air’s Comfort Sleep Technology Work?
Although the website doesn’t provide any additional detail (we also reached out to several customer support representatives, none of whom were able to assist), the Yawn Air commercial tells us the bed utilizes something call Comfort Sleep Technology, which is said to constitute “40 independent, thermally bonded comfort support structures.”
While this certainly seems compelling and a feature that might help boost Yawn Air’s overall comfort by contouring to the natural curves of your body and potentially reducing motion transfer to some extent, based on what we learned when comparing it to competing models (more about this soon), this technology doesn’t appear to be unique.
In fact, these pillars seem to be standard manufacturing process and feature when it comes air mattresses, since the ‘welds’ they use help connect the top and bottom and provide underlying structural support.
Although Yawn Air’s Comfort Support Technology and the 40 independent structures (shown above) it involves sounds compelling, it appears to be a common feature among most air mattresses. Credit: Tristar Products, Inc.
Bottom line: Without additional details, whether on the product’s website or via customer support, Yawn Air’s ‘Comfort Sleep Technology’ simply appears to be a standard feature found in air beds at all price points.
With this in mind, if you’re looking to give the product a try, let’s take a look at how much the various sizes will cost you in the section below.
How Much Will the Yawn Air Cost You?
As of this writing, ordering on the Yawn Air website was non-functional, but we reached out to the number listed, and the sales rep gave us the following pricing information:
- Twin: $99 (or three payments of $33)
- Full: $119.97 (or three payments of $39.99)
- Queen: $140.97 (or three payments of $46.99)
Shipping on all orders is free. No return policy information was provided when we checked, so we asked about this as well, and the agent told us that you’ll have a 60-day guarantee on all orders made online or through the company’s phone line. You’ll be responsible for paying any shipping fees to get the bed back to the manufacturer.
Customer support can be reached at 973-287-5145.
What Do We Know About the Company Behind Yawn Air?
Yawn Air is manufactured by Tristar Products, a Fairfield, NJ-based company who’s been in business for nearly three decades. Over the years, they’ve released dozens of popular products, including recent hits like the Copper Chef pan, Clear TV, Copper Wear, and Power Air Fryer XL.
The company held an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on 18 negative customer reviews and more than 700 closed complaints, as of 1/22/18. Where additional details were available, most of these appeared to reference less-than-stellar support. However, a company representative responded in each instance with a resolution.
Yawn Air vs. the Competition: How to Choose the Right Air Mattress
Whether online or at your local big box retailer, you’ll find many different inflatable mattresses and air beds to pick from, at price points ranging between $20 and $150+. Which features should you focus on?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, it’s important to keep in mind that “variations in firmness based on their level of inflation can make [air mattresses] feel smaller,” so you might want to consider purchasing the largest size your space (and budget, of course) will allow. Height can also be an important factor, especially if older individuals will frequently use the mattress, who might have difficulty getting in and out of models that are lower to the ground.
Pro tip: The average traditional bed height is 25 inches. As such, unless you place the 17.7-inch Yawn Air on an underlying foundation, it won’t reach as high as a standard bed.
From a comfort perspective, they also emphasize that most air mattresses are made from PVC or nylon, which isn’t always the most comfortable surface to sleep on. So, while the bedding (sheets, comforters, pillows, etc.) can have a big impact, we think it’s important to maintain realistic expectations regarding any “luxurious” marketing claims, whether from Yawn Air or a third-party brand.
Bed Bath and Beyond also recommend (again, if your budget allows) focusing on air mattress models that come with useful extra features like a flocked surface for added warmth, two-layer reinforced construction for added comfort and support, along with adjustable firmness and a storage bag for when it’s not in use.
Finally, SleepOnAir reports that although having a built-in air pump can make life easier and inflate your mattress faster than an external pump, as well as allow you to choose your level of comfort and reduce the likelihood of air leaks, they can also be more expensive and can present a problem if they stop working for some reason (i.e., you might have to purchase an entirely new mattress, versus just replacing the pump).
Does all of this bode well for Yawn Air?
The Bottom Line About Yawn Air
Although we didn’t test the mattress ourselves, as long as you’re OK accepting the relatively few potential downsides related to a built-in pump, Yawn Air seems to provide many essential features for any air bed, including a competitive price, flocking, reinforced construction, quick inflation/deflation, adjustable firmness, a headboard that could help keep pillows in place, and a handy storage bag.
It also comes with a 60-day refund policy, which should be plenty of time to figure out if it meets your needs.
However, as with any air bed or inflatable mattress, we think it’s important to maintain realistic expectations about the level of luxury it’ll deliver. In other words, while comfort is certainly a subjective experience and will differ from person to person, you might end up disappointed if you’re expecting one to “look and feel just like a real luxury bed,” as claimed in the commercial.
On top of this, keep in mind that you’ll have to pay to ship Yawn Air back to the manufacturer if you’re dissatisfied, so you might want to keep the original packaging on hand until you’re certain that it’s the best option based on your needs.
8 out 11 people found this review helpful
A very bad buy. I used it once! I bought this so I could go camping with my kids, as I couldn't afford Caravan. I am disabled and have brain and spinal damage. The bed went down in a couple of hours and left me stuck and in pain. I'm so disappointed and humiliated how it left me especially, as I have trouble moving. Never again will I be buying anything like this. Regardless of the good reviews, and they don't have a guarantee or a good return policy.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
3 out 4 people found this review helpful
The fab Yawn airbed...with knobs on
I have purchased two of these double beds, and I cannot fault them for comfort and ease of erection, and find they compare favorably with any other bed I have tried.
One big downer, I am just about to return the second one for replacement, hopefully, the third time I am lucky. The structure of the beds has 48 pillars inside, which give it stability and support. Unfortunately, on the first two I have had to return, there seems to be a fault in the construction, and pinholes appear round, with the third left-hand support counting down from headrest. The exactly same fault has occurred on both of them within a few days of trying them. I am hoping the third one is better and doesn't let me down.
One other annoying fault is that the fan and controls are at the head of the bed, making it impossible to place the bed up to a wall, and making it difficult to reach the self-inflating controls.
I would thoroughly recommend it, subject to the fault I have experienced not being inherent in the manufacture of them all.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend