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Old 02/16/09, 04:43 AM
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Would appreciate any comments on the sleep number bead. We need to get a better mattress. Read the thread about Temper pedic. Would like to compare

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Old 02/16/09, 04:45 AM
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Sorry about the spelling not awake yet

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Old 02/16/09, 05:38 AM
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we got the sleep number bed just over a year ago and love it! My hips are bad and I need a softer mattress than dh. He likes to sleep on a board! It has worked wonders for us. We bought the quilted top one.

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Old 02/16/09, 06:27 AM
 
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I worked for an aging outreach program and several of my clients had them or got them after I went to work with them. Out of 17 people only one did not like their's! Most had arthritis, hip dysplasia and/or many of the skeletor problems that seem to effect the elder. One 87yr. lady had complained for yrs of hurting when she woke in the morning --not wanting to get out of bed.. after a few months on this bed--she said she felt better, not as much pain..etc...

I have also had clients that got rid of their foam beds...

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Old 02/16/09, 07:11 AM
 
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We purchased one four years ago, we are very happy with it. Hubby has a bad back and it helps. I think I saw a commercial last night that if you call their 800# you get $50 off.

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Old 02/16/09, 07:19 AM
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We replaced our Tempur-pedic with a Sleep Number. We love it.

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Old 02/16/09, 08:14 AM
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I don't have a Sleep Number but friends of mine bought one last year and LOVE it! They're very happy with it.

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Old 02/16/09, 08:18 AM
 
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DH and I got one 2 years ago---we sent it back. It is basically an air mattress and the pump made a loud whirring noise when you adjusted the mattress. We just didn't like it. Careful--the free trial period requires you to pay postage for return--3 or 4 heavy boxes--costs alot to return. We then tried a Prana (latex-similar to Tempurpedic) it squashed down under us and didn't recover its loft. We are not heavy--180 and 130 #. We are going to have them come and measure the depressions and replace the mattress with a good, old-fashioned mattress. They have found this problem with many of their Prana mattresses.

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Old 02/16/09, 08:26 AM
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We love our sleep number bed. Not only do DH and I like different mattress firmness, it's nice to be able to make our individual sides as firm or soft as we want depending on how we feel on a daily basis. Also, if someone like really soft mattresses but has problems getting out of them, the sleep number allows the mattress to be fully inflated to a firm level allowing MUCH easier getting out of bed!

My mother hated her tempur pedic. She couldn't stand the inability to change positions easily, as she would sink so far into the mattress it would form like a cocoon around her and make it difficult to roll over to a new position. Mom didn't like the feeling that she was "molded" into the mattress almost like she was expected to sleep in the same position the entire night.

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Old 02/16/09, 08:27 AM
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When we got a new mattress about two years ago, we wanted the sleep number bed. Did some research and found a company called "Comfortaire" that makes basically the same bed but without all the bells and whistles for a significantly lower price. From what we've read, they were the original company to begin making the beds, and the sleep number people broke off from them to start that company. Friends who have the sleep number love the bed, but do say that it wakes them up if it automatically fills while sleeping. We opted for a manual fill, and only have to run that about once or twice a month. We love our bed.
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Old 02/16/09, 08:46 AM
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Thank you all for your comments. It looks like a sleep number for us. I was leaning towards but then the tempur pedic mattress thread came along and I wasn’t sure.

And thanks for the other thread about the tempur pedic mattress too.

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Old 02/16/09, 08:58 AM
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We've had a Sleep Number bed for about 8 years now and love it. It seems overpriced for a glorified airmattress, but I don't regret buying it. I like my side hard, and hubby likes a softer mattress. We even moved with it 18 months ago, and had to reassemble it, put the cover back on the air mattress part, etc.

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Old 02/16/09, 09:09 AM
 
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We have a sleep number bed and it works well for us. I'm pregnant right now, and the ability to adjust the firmness is very nice.

Ours does not fill automatically; there is an illuminated control for each side and you adjust the firmness that way.

It's very modular - if the pillowtop became stained, for example, you can just zip it off and order an new one. It's very light and easy to move.

The only drawback that I see is that Select Comfort (the company that makes these beds) *may* be on the verge of going out of business in the next few years. Their stock price is currently 28 cents/share. Something to consider if the warranty is important to you.

That said, we've had our sleep number bed for 5 years, and we really enjoy it.

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Old 02/16/09, 11:43 AM
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ours has the electric pump on it and while we do hear it if we adjust that is the only time it makes any noise.

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I have one, too, but have one bad comment to make...

There is like this "hole" where the two seperate mattresses meet, and we are always rolling into the hole. We fixed ours by cramming a few old comforters down in between the mattresses. There is also a bizarre tendency to roll off the firmer side onto the softer side for some reason. We have also had some serious issues with the remotes and the bed doing crazy things, like pumping up to 90 when no one has touched the remote, yet the remote still reads 35, or deflating down to 5 while the remote still reads 35. If you play with the remote, it will register that it is indeed set to 90 or 5 and you have to play with it some more to get it where you want it.

ETA: I think DH wants to trade it in on a tempurpedic.

ETA again: ours is a Select Comfort.

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Old 02/16/09, 12:33 PM
 
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Don't have a sleep number bed we have a select comfort bed...same thing. We love it, we both have back/hip problems and this bed helps a lot!

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Old 02/16/09, 01:24 PM
 
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WE have one and I love it. I can change it whenever I need to. After my back surgery I needed different settings often. Now 2 yrs. later I only need to keep it at one. We also got the one with a pillow top layer. WE also put a feather matress on top of it.

**The thicker the badding the less you will feel the difference in the air pressures. This is just personal tastes.

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Old 02/16/09, 01:32 PM
 
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We have had ours for about 15 years and couldn't sleep without it.

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Old 02/16/09, 01:47 PM
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I have one, too, but have one bad comment to make...

There is like this "hole" where the two seperate mattresses meet, and we are always rolling into the hole. We fixed ours by cramming a few old comforters down in between the mattresses. There is also a bizarre tendency to roll off the firmer side onto the softer side for some reason. We have also had some serious issues with the remotes and the bed doing crazy things, like pumping up to 90 when no one has touched the remote, yet the remote still reads 35, or deflating down to 5 while the remote still reads 35. If you play with the remote, it will register that it is indeed set to 90 or 5 and you have to play with it some more to get it where you want it.

ETA: I think DH wants to trade it in on a tempurpedic.

ETA again: ours is a Select Comfort.
Becca, ours came with a firm foam edging that also goes between the two air bladders. A comforter crammed in there would work too, but maybe they owe you that center part?

When we need to adjust the number on our side, we have to be lying down on it. So far it's never gone crazy! I once tricked my hubby and let about 3/4 of the air out of his side....you should have seen his face when he tried to get in bed. I was already in bed and waiting to see.
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Despise it completely, had it for 5 years.......after we had everything internal replaced because it mildewed....it has done it again....even tho we air it out monthly...if we could afford to replace it I'd take an ice pick to it....But wait let me tell you how I really feel!! lol

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Old 02/16/09, 02:16 PM
 
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We've had a Select Comfort for about 4 years. My wife and I both really like the bed. There is foam between the air pockets in our bed so there is no falling to the middle as one poster reported as of yet.

If you buy one of these beds, do yourself a favor and do not watch them put it together (assuming you have it delivered and setup). The bed is really just two air matress type things, a pump, and some comfy wrapping. Watching the men put the bed together I started wondering why I didn't just buy two air matresses.

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Old 02/16/09, 03:48 PM
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We have a Sleep Number bed and like it. The part I like best is that motion doesn't transfer much. When DH moves around or when he gets up, I hardly notice.

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