We've tried air mattresses (work well but are really thick and cumbersome), foam toppers, and on and on. We finally got a sleep number bed and it is wonderful. It takes a bit of trial and error to get your exact number dialed in, but once you do - life is great! I know it cost quite a bit. However, if you add up all of the things you are buying to try to make the mattress livable, you can just save the time and money by going straight to the sleep number. We will never sleep on anything else in our trailer. The DW loves a soft mattress and I like hard. With the sleep number, she can have mush and I can have close to board-like. We're both happy.
You do need to deflate it before you travel. However, you just lower the pressure via the remote and the system does the rest. Keep cats off of it, too. It is an air bladder inside, so it can be punctured.
Really, it is easy and you both will love it.
Ben and Doreen
Home Away From Home - 2017 PT Crusader 315RST
TV - 2008 F250 Lariat 4X4 6.4 Diesel
42 nights camping in 2015
61 nights in 2016 (still not enough!)