An alternating pressure mattress is a medical pad made from inflatable air cells. The pad connects to an electric pump that circulates air within different sections of the pad at varying rates. This product is designed for people who are confined to bed. Laying in one spot for an extended period of time can greatly reduce blood circulation and lead to pressure sores. This medical air mattress helps increase blood flow, which prevents bed sores and reduces the risk of skin breakdown. Alternating pressure pads are suitable for use in hospitals and at home.