Sleep With a Sleep Number Bed

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-08-29 16:38:47 -0500
Started 2014-08-28 18:55:49 -0500

Getting a good night's sleep is not always easy for us. I know I get hot, then I toss and turn, then of course I have at least one trip to the bathroom a night. It's always something. Until now.
Our mattress was due for replacement and on a whim we decided to try out a Sleep Number Bed. We "knew" we would not be able to afford it, but we wanted to try anyway. Oh my, it was great. And we could actually afford it.

We have had it for about 3 months and I wanted to wait to make sure I still liked it before I shared about it. I can sleep through the night now on my 55. It's sweet. Motion transfer is minimal and while I have tried softer and harder numbers, I keep going back to 55. I sleep better and don't wake up achy like I used to. It really has helped me to get a better night's sleep and for my numbers that helps a lot.

Does anyone else out there use one? What do you like (or not like) about it?

18 replies

ReaderReader12 2014-08-29 16:38:47 -0500 Report

We tried one in a store and really..really want one. Soon we will have one. My Mom who is 78 just got one and loves hers. She had been sleeping in a recliner cause of aches and pains from her other bed. Once she got her sleep number she was hooked.

Type1Lou 2014-08-29 12:31:36 -0500 Report

I haven't had a solid night's sleep in years, waking every 2 to 3 hours and sometimes more…may have to explore the sleep number…thanks for posting this

3xbypasser 2014-08-29 11:49:50 -0500 Report

very affordable. Lack of sleep worsens neuropathy pain and increases anger. $900.00 is a good investment, Thanks for your rapid response Gabby.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-08-29 10:14:15 -0500 Report

Just curious if anyone has ever had a Craftmatic bed which you are able to adjust/elevate both or either the head and/or foot of the bed. This is like a very good hospital bed. Too many choices to be made these days with purchases. Never see any reasonable prices on anything these days, thy just go from high to higher. So glad you brought up this subject for discussion.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-08-29 10:06:31 -0500 Report

I have a few friends who have been sleeping on theirs for years and have raved over them. I would just like to be able to have the time to get to bed and I sleep like a log as long as I can get there. Good night; pleasant dreams, Gabby. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

mustangpeg 2014-08-29 09:04:55 -0500 Report

I have had a sleep number bed for 10 years and wouldn't sleep on anything else. We just bought a fifth wheel rv and it has a sleep number bed in it… Yeah… They are awesome. Wish they were less expensive so more people could enjoy them.

H8havingDiabetes 2014-08-28 22:58:30 -0500 Report

I stayed at a hotel that had the sleep number bed and even though I only had 4 hours between the time I checked in and the time I had to leave, it was great.
That was 8 years ago and I had always wanted to get one, but a year and a half ago I got a good deal on a Tempurpedic with an adjustable frame. I am paying for it over 5 years interest free. I have had a problem with leg ulcers every few months going back to 1998, but since I have had this bed I have not had any ulcers form on my legs.

GabbyPA 2014-08-29 05:11:41 -0500 Report

We thought about that also, but we got hooked at the sleep number store. Didn't go any farther.

jayabee52 2014-08-28 22:30:49 -0500 Report

Howdy Gabby
When "Jem" was alive we needed a bed on which the head elevated since she had several conditions for which she needed to sleep with her head elevated at least 30 degrees. At that time the only bed which did that, which was not a hospital bed, was a tempur pedic. The sleep number bed did not do that at that time.

Now I see on the TV ads for the sleep number bed which do raise the head of the bed, and individually at that. (my tempur pedic only lifts the whole head of the bed.)

I don't know how it would be to have the noise factor of the motors which run the air pumps throughout the night to maintain the inflation. And I wonder also about the cost of running the pumps throughout the night.

Had you compared your electricity bill before starting the trial and one from the next month when you were using the bed?

Enjoy your bed



GabbyPA 2014-08-29 05:14:01 -0500 Report

It just fills the chamber and leaves it. The only time the air motors work are when you adjust it. It's not that noisy then either. But once you have selected the number of softness or firmness you want, you just leave it there. No electric bill issues at all.

Pegsy 2014-08-28 20:24:14 -0500 Report

I would really like to try the sleep number bed. My sister & brother in law have one and they just love it.

3xbypasser 2014-08-28 20:20:04 -0500 Report

I have hadte 1 for 53 yrs. a bed like this would be of great help. Out of curiosity how much does the bed cost?

GabbyPA 2014-08-29 05:16:53 -0500 Report

We came in at the base bed for $990. We then added a temperpiedic pad to it for $300. But that was WAY cheaper way to get the equivalent of the much more expensive bed that came with all of that. You can get them for as much as $6000. But we saved to get one, and that is why we were surprised we could get one for so much less. I thought they would all start at $5000 or more.

jedabolin 2014-08-28 20:04:19 -0500 Report

I have considered trying one but I knew I couldn't afford it. So I will stick with my memory foam mattress.

Copperchef 2014-08-28 19:33:55 -0500 Report

Nothing helps you sleep like a good bed. My wife and I have a Cal King Tempurpedic bed that we love. We tried the Sleep Number but I am to tall or at least the beds on display were too short. But with the 6" thick top on our Tempurpedic, we both find it really comfortable and sleep really well.
Glad you found a comfortable bed, they really do make all the difference.

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