Sleep Number Bed

The hotel I am staying at has a sleep number bed and I am convinced it got that name because you wake up at random numbers on the clock throughout the night. OK that may not be totally fair because a coworker is staying at this hotel and apparently he slept very well two nights ago. Me — I woke up right in the middle of my sleep — so I am probably not a good reference for the bed.

So the important question is what number is the best. I slept at 70 the first night and 40 the second. I think 40 was better. I suppose it takes some time to find the optimal setting. Then again it may not make sense to put a bed like this in a hotel where most people only spend a few nights — perhaps not long enough to get the setting perfect.

Update:

What a difference a night can make. I spent 15 minutes playing around with the settings on the bed last night and I slept pretty well at around 30. I think perhaps one of the best side effects of the mattress is it doesn’t trap heat like most pillow top style mattresses. OK — enough with the mattress talk — back to communications.

  • Sleep Number Bedding
    August 2, 2007 at 3:23 am

    Sleep number beds must be adjusted properly, Rich. I’m sure the person on the bed before you loved the settings! haha. They actually aren’t bad at all once you get used to them. It takes a few nights.

  • sleep number beds
    December 24, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    I also think that it takes at least 2 weeks to get used to any new sleep surface.

  • Kathy Donham
    January 2, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I’ve had a sleep number bed for 1 yr and I don’t know why I’ve kept it that long other then then fact I didn’t feel like spending another $1500 on a mattress. I was in contact with the Co they sent me a thicker topper and inner foam and still UNCOMFORTABLE so after spending about $1000 more on additional toppers and feather tops I’ve decided to stop the bleeding and get rid of the worst mattress I’ve ever owned. My husband is a Marine and has been known to sleep drapped over boulders on fishing trips and he hates the mattress also. He can’t get comfortable. Everyone I know hates the mattress so why do people keep buying into a glorified air mattress?

  • Sam Cravotta
    January 8, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I have suffered with a Sleep Number bed for 6 years.
    Here are some of my problems.
    • If I make the mistake of sleeping on my stomach, it gives me a horrible back ache.
    • It slides around on the foundation. They told me to apply double sided tape
    • The sheets and blankets refuse to stay tucked in.
    • The air pump unit has failed to hold air and had to be replaced twice.
    • The plastic foundation broke in half and had to be replaced.
    • The 30 year warranty is a joke. You have to pay a heavily prorated amount.
    • They refused to allow me to upgrade, unless I buy a whole new mattress.
    If anyone knows of a Class Action Law Suit, let me know.
    Sam Cravotta
    2578 Blue Dog Court
    Creedmoor, NC 27522

  • itzik hofman
    March 17, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Slepp Number Beds !
    Sleep number beds are the beds that have
    a unique number.
    Sleep number beds are considered as one of the greatest investment that its users have made in their lives.
    With the sleep number beds the agony of tossing and turning on the bed is over.
    Lie down on one of the sleep number beds in the night and just doze off.
    Mornings also are dew fresh owing to wonderful sleep during the night on one of the chosen sleep number beds.
    You are no longer stuck with a particular shape of the bed.
    If the comfort is not there with a number, you have the liberty to change the number and obtain the comfort level.
    This is only possible with sleep number beds.
    After getting used to sleep number beds,
    it has been found that the users do not think about going back to an innerspring bed again.
    Sleep number beds are products which are now being encouraged from generation to generation and even guest rooms are adorned with sleep
    number beds.
    The users are encouraging even their children to start using sleep number beds from their childhood, with the objective of avoiding all the back related problems, which the parents might have suffered before the sleep number beds were invented.
    Guest rooms have been given a new meaning in hospitality by placing the sleep number beds in there as well.
    Sleep number beds would be one product which does not need a marketing strategy now after being launched initially.
    This is on account of the fact that the users of sleep number beds are its greatest brand ambassadors.
    Users with multiple herniated discs and chronic neck and back problems have found nirvana after purchasing one of the
    sleep number beds.
    There are only few users who have not derived benefit from the sleep number beds, but with the overwhelming majority advocating and vouching for benefits of the sleep number beds, they are indeed in a miniscule minority.
    One may have a bad day in office and may like to sleep on a firm surface.
    This could only have been fulfilled before the advent of sleep number beds by lying down on the floor, and soft feeling on the back from a bed was only a dream.
    It however has become a reality after the invention of sleep number beds.
    Now firmness of a bed or softness of a bed is at one’s own will after the advent of sleep number beds.
    Bedroom-design-site

  • itzik hofman
    March 17, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Slepp Number Beds !
    Sleep number beds are the beds that have
    a unique number.
    Sleep number beds are considered as one of the greatest investment that its users have made in their lives.
    With the sleep number beds the agony of tossing and turning on the bed is over.
    Lie down on one of the sleep number beds in the night and just doze off.
    Mornings also are dew fresh owing to wonderful sleep during the night on one of the chosen sleep number beds.
    You are no longer stuck with a particular shape of the bed.
    If the comfort is not there with a number, you have the liberty to change the number and obtain the comfort level.
    This is only possible with sleep number beds.
    After getting used to sleep number beds,
    it has been found that the users do not think about going back to an innerspring bed again.
    Sleep number beds are products which are now being encouraged from generation to generation and even guest rooms are adorned with sleep
    number beds.
    The users are encouraging even their children to start using sleep number beds from their childhood, with the objective of avoiding all the back related problems, which the parents might have suffered before the sleep number beds were invented.
    Guest rooms have been given a new meaning in hospitality by placing the sleep number beds in there as well.
    Sleep number beds would be one product which does not need a marketing strategy now after being launched initially.
    This is on account of the fact that the users of sleep number beds are its greatest brand ambassadors.
    Users with multiple herniated discs and chronic neck and back problems have found nirvana after purchasing one of the
    sleep number beds.
    There are only few users who have not derived benefit from the sleep number beds, but with the overwhelming majority advocating and vouching for benefits of the sleep number beds, they are indeed in a miniscule minority.
    One may have a bad day in office and may like to sleep on a firm surface.
    This could only have been fulfilled before the advent of sleep number beds by lying down on the floor, and soft feeling on the back from a bed was only a dream.
    It however has become a reality after the invention of sleep number beds.
    Now firmness of a bed or softness of a bed is at ones own will after the advent of sleep number beds.
    Bedroom-design-site

  • Madie Everitt
    June 6, 2008 at 9:26 am

    I am very, very unhappy with the sleep number bed and with the sleep number company. I must have been trying the beds when the subject of not being able to return the adjustable frame if we don’t like it. I was outraged when I found out. They charge thousands of dollars for something that if you don’t like it you are stuck with it. I thought it was just the fact that it was adjustable, but when I tried to lay flat it still was uncomfortable. The company refused to trade us for a king size so that my husband and I could adjust our own height. I like to sleep on my side, and I feel like my ribs and shoulder are on a hard surface like a floor. Years ago my husband and I had a air mattress from Walmart that was much more comfortable than spending thousands of dollars on this extremely expensive bed. LET THE BUYER BEWARE. IF YOU ARE BUYING A SLEEP NUMBER QUEEN SIZED BED THAT IS ADJUSTABLE AND DON’T LIKE IT. YOU ARE STUCK WITH IT AND STILL HAVE TO PAY. i THINK THE SALESPERSON SHOULD EMPHAZIZE THIS FACT SEVERAL TIMES AND IT SHOULD BE IN BIG LETTERS ON THE PAPER YOU SIGN.

  • Abraham Varghese
    June 25, 2008 at 12:28 am

    I would say Sleep number beds are designed for anybody who can adjust their own comfort by touch of a button. But the cost of this bed is very high that a normal person can not afford to buy this bed. There are many company out there who sells same quality and more functionality with affordable price.

  • Dave Ansaldi
    July 20, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    I’ve had the Sleep number (expanded queen) for about two yrs now. I received a “can not refuse” deal on it from a friend who works there. The verdict is still out. In order to get comfortable in this bed you need to adjust weekly or bi-weekly. I like 60 some weeks & 35 to 40 on others. Some nights I sleep like a baby & others I feel as if a car ran over me during the night. I can tell you this: Having a great pillow you like is essential. Be careful before purchasing because you will be stuck. Interview as many people as you can to get the right info on a mattress. Also remember that sleeping alone is beautiful & much different than sharing.

  • D Bidaurreta
    July 28, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    We have a Cal King 7000 and it has been nothing but problems. The company kept coming up with things we needed to test out first before doing anything. Next thing you know we are over the warranty. The side support of the mattress has bowed out since the first year, and I’m not overweight! New foam never fixed it. We have replaced the air control unit once and once again it has gone out. I can’t believe the company doesn’t keep records of my phone calls of problems! We don’t believe it is worth it to keep dumping money into the bed. What a joke. They are right buyer beware!!!

  • Joyce Lehmer
    August 21, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    The mattress is the worse bed and I hate it. I like a smooth top on my bed when made. The bed always shows sags where you sleep. I can not get rid of them(@) not even with a comforter. sleep in a rut all the time too even at the highest number

  • R Jones
    March 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Sleep number bed. I had it. I hated it. I got rid of it. I am now gloriously happy with a Sealy Spring Free all latex foam mattress, no pillow top, just ultra plush. I have back problems and arthritis and have never slept better.

  • Vanessa
    July 23, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I bought a queen size sleep number about 4yrs ago. Well, it took me awhile to figure out my number. Then, my body ached so I thought I needed another pillow. I’ve bought soft pillows and firm pillows, I’ve seen Drs… The bed dips in the middle and keeps sliding down from the frame. The air chamber has been out for over a year now. I called the co. and they tried to do a troubleshoot over the phone, which is difficult if you’re the type of person who can’t hook up a tv to the vcr. I manually let out the air and have been dealing with it every since. Every time I call or visit the store all I get is “I can tell you how fix it, it’s easy, a 90-yr old woman did it”, or “you can buy another one”. Never getting any help. I recently decided to pay for a new air chamber and for a tech to come to the house because also there’s a long, black hard plastic piece that’s been missing from the bed for awhile now. I paid $230 ($60 chamber & $170 for tech.) I paid the fee on July 7 and no one called to set-up an appt. I called back again on July 20 and they said that no work order was put in. A work order was put in and it’s now July 23 and no one has called up to now. I called the office to cancel the tech. and get a refund for the chamber and was told that the part was a final sale. Now, I’m donating the bed and have a new chamber that I can’t use. I spoke to the supervisor and was told that I couldn’t talk to his boss because it’s not possible, I’ll have to accept the answer he’s giving me. If there’s a class action against this company, please let me know. vfleeton@netzero.net.

  • Heather
    July 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Vanessa, I need to buy a new queen air chamber. If you still have it, I will buy your new chamber from you instead of the company, including the shipping you already paid them and shipping to me. I bought my bed second-hand, so since I don’t have a store receipt, they want to charge me $200 for a new chamber. If you are interested, please contact me at jetseater@yahoo.com
    Thank You,
    Heather

  • Marie
    August 15, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    My husband and I bought a dual controlled Select Number mattress in May 2006 after I had a spinal fusion.
    I have never been sure of my number. I now have bilateral hip and leg pain when I try to sleep on my sides which I have always done.
    We just got back from five days away, where we slept on a standard mattress.
    The leg and hip pain is greatly improved. It’s the best sleep I have had in nearly 2.5 years.
    The service is abominable, although simple phone triage helped diagnose the leak on my side which left me on the platform.
    I also tilt toward the center of the bed and after disassembling the bed, my husband and I can’t figure it out.
    As far as I am concerned, the only body which will be comfortable on one of these is one that doesn’t move from the air chambered section, because the foam puts ones body out of alignment–essentially a corpse.
    If anyone would like to buy a select a number bed cheaply, let me know. We’re going back to a standard-after some research.

  • Chuck Green
    August 17, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I have had a sleep number bed for 2 years now and it deflats all the time and Sleep Number won’t touch it. The bed sags all the time and even when its inflatted the sag remains. Their warranty is no good and they won’t even credit back any money on their 20 year warranty. Just brutal!

  • Worst bed ever
    August 28, 2009 at 10:55 am

    My husband and I were in the market for a new bed. We found the sleep number bed. The saleswoman told us how it was wonderful for back pain and fibromyalgia! We were excited. It was a lot more money than we had wanted to spend but my husband agreed to it thinking I would have a good night sleep so it would be worth it.
    The one we tried in the store was so comfortable! I could not wait. 2 weeks later the bed arrived. I have never had a good night sleep in it. My hips hurt, my back hurts….it is so uncomfortable! If one person is too low the other person feels like they are falling.
    The worst of it came when we moved, the one side will not keep air. I have to put it up to 100 at least 4 times a night.
    HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE BED. BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY EVER!! After only 2 yrs we need a new bed.

  • S Cantrell
    October 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

    The Sleep Number Bed is a SCAM!! I bought a 5000 King series with Adjustable Foundation and it is already 1&1/2 years ago and it is not working. There is a 20 yer LIMITED Warranty and be careful…Limited means LIMITED. If something goes wrong, you have to pay $175 for service AND that is after you have spent $3000 on the matress. Then after 2 years, they will pay limited on parts. It is not worth it! Give them credit…they have a good sales pitch and we were hook, line and sinker! It might be a good bed, but there is not service once something goes wrong…and believe me sooner ot later something will go wrong with the air chambers.

  • s. spears
    January 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    my wife really wanted a sleep number bed for the last 3 years. Finally I broke downa nd got one for us. She loves it. I have not slept more than 2 hours since we have had it. My neck hurts, my shoulders ache throughout the day and my low back is killing me. It is the worst thing I have ever slept on. Also, I find my self hanging onto the side of the mattress so as not to fall into the “hole” my wife is sleeping in. i would love to return it, but my wife would banish me to the couch. However, 3 nights ago, I got up at 3:30 in the morning and slept on the couch…bet 2.5 of sleep I have had in a month. May it would not be so bad to be bansihed to the living room.

  • James May
    February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I have a sleep number, and I love it. The first few nights I had it, I would wake up and play with the controls, but I did find my perfect number, and I have loved it ever since.
    I am what they call a ‘single sleeper’ – the nice way of saying I sleep alone. I bought the queen 5000 series with the dual chamber. I hated that. I fell between the two chambers onto the foam center. I called customer service, and they sent me out a single chamber. I put it in myself – and that did the trick.
    I have slept on my bed with other people, and I can see where it can be tricky adjusting the bed so both people are comfortable, and if I didn’t already own it, I might consider another mattress.
    But for the single sleeper, this is a great bed Don’t waste your time with the dual chamber – go straight to the single one and you will be happy
    I have had to contact customer service a few times, and they were very nice helpful. But they do keep horrible records. When I moved, I did didn’t hook the air tubes up correctly and the motor ran for about 14 hrs straight (I had left for work). Anyway, the motor got really loud. I called Customer Service, they sent me a new motor ASAP, and never bothered to send me the call tag for the old one. I called them back, and they said they received it – so now I have a back up motor for an emergency.

  • judy
    February 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

    worst bed I ever purchased. more back pain than ever, I have been adjusting this bed for the past year and it’s still the worst bed I ever purchased. I would not reccomend. Feels like I’m sleeping on a water bed.

  • Mary Jane
    February 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    WASTE OF MONEY!!! Pumps and controllers go bad and they replace them free for the first 2 years. After that, you pay (after paying THOUSANDS for the bed!) They will go bad more than once – count on it. It’s a bed, not a used car! What a scam they’re perpetrating on us. The celebrities who endorse these beds should be ashamed!

  • beautyrest mattress
    March 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

    That actually doesn’t make any sense to have a sleep number bed at a hotel.

  • beautyrest mattress
    March 12, 2010 at 9:55 am

    That actually doesn’t make any sense to have a sleep number bed at a hotel.

  • Dana
    July 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I thought I was the only one who hated this bed!! We have had our over priced $4000 sleep number bed for 3 years now and I can not get comfortable. I have adjusted and adjusted. Its either to hard or too soft. I wake of with a backache every morning. If we could afford to repalce this expensnsive air mattress we would. Im going back to a waterbed when my daughter moves out for college. Im setting up her old waterbed frame and Im getting out of that bed that gives me such a backache I can hardly move when I wake up.
    Word of advice, think twice before spending the money on a glorified air mattress.

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