The sleeping mat is intended for use as a ground cover in conjuction with the sleeping bag.
The Improved Sleeping Mat (ISM) is designed to be easily folded into a more compact form for carrying and stowage by Marines. The 'accordion-style' fold is durable, while providing improved comfort for quality of sleep without increasing weight.
The self-inflating sleeping mat is intended to insulate from the cold and moisture of bare ground when placed under a sleeping bag, and also to cushion its user from obtrusive objects when lying on the ground.
The pneumatic mattress is inflated by mouth and is intended for use in conjunction with sleeping bags.
The insulated pneumatic mattress is inflated by mouth and is intended for use in conjunction with arctic and mountain sleeping bags.
Commercial item description A-A-55074 covers a self-inflating sleeping mat.
Military specification MIL-M-10747 covers the requirements for a pneumatic mattress.
Military specification MIL-M-4255.
Military specification MIL-M-43968 covers the requirements for one type of pneumatic mattress in one size and two classes.
Military specification MIL-M-44104 covers a sleeping mat.