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1 pound camping air mattress used on top of hard mattress was priceless

We just returned from a 3 week trip, 2 weeks Switzerland, 1 week Italy. I have a very bad back and never got great sleep until we bought a sleep number bed. Two years ago in Italy the beds were so hard in the apartments we stayed in, but I was able to stack extra blankets under the sheets for padding and I made it through. This trip I wanted a better option. We stayed in places that cost up to 400 a night (for a family of 4 that needs 3 beds, one double and two twins minimum), Ironically the cheapest accommodation had the best bed, 3 wonderful nights there for me. My husband even complained a couple times about his back hurting in the morning and he never has an issue. Sore I can deal with some but I also get numbness running down my arms and shoulders and my hips and back if things are too hard. 4 nights I got out the mattress and placed it under the sheets. Wow, it worked amazing for me. These were the last four nights of the trip and I now wish I had used it sooner but those were the worst beds.

Just wanted to let people know what worked for me. I check a 12 pound carry size roller and I carry about a 10 pound appenzell backpack on the plane for my carry on. Not one bag but it works better for my back and shoulders to divide the weight.

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Corollary to backpacking/camping air mattress is a air sit pad for the transatlantic overnight flight cheap seat:
Packed Size 3.5 x 8 inches
Dimensions 16.5 x 12 x 1.5 inches
Weight 4.4 ounces

Note that pads are self -infating and maximum inflation does not equal maximum comfort.