I thought I was going to sleep on the air mattress. I was ready to sleep on the air mattress. I laid down on the air mattress and attempted to sleep.
The air mattress was seeping air.
I could hear it.
Do you know how distracting it is to hear and feel the mattress beneath you losing air as you try to fall asleep?
I will give you a hint: I, for one, cannot sleep while that is happening.
I tried anyway, and I managed to achieve that half-asleep stage where you cannot fully deal with the problem, but you are also not fully asleep.
Then the air mattress pretty much fully deflated.
I don't know what time that was. I do know that I was really glad that I had already moved my sleeping pad for camping.
I stumbled into the closet, grabbed the sleeping pad, stumbled back to the deflated air mattress, and sat on it, with my eyes closed, blowing into the valve.
I then slept approximately like one does while camping: badly.
Fortunately, my new roommate has been sleeping on one mattress atop another on the floor and was willing to loan me one of them, so I will be sleeping tonight on a blissful layer of coils and polyester.