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    Sleep Number Beds

    We need to replace our current mattress and are considering either a sleep number or temperapedic mattress. Do any of you have these and what is your experience with them? It's a pricey purchase, so it's important to have a point of reference. Thanks.

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    We've had our Sleep Number bed for about 6 months and are very happy with it. You're right, it's a big purchase! But my husband and I are both plus-size and we were having trouble with traditional mattresses with the mattress sagging toward his side of the bed. Doesn't happen with the Sleep Number. He also prefers a firmer mattress than I do and the dual control lets each of us have the firmness that we prefer.

    Because it's primarily filled with air it's significantly lighter than a traditional mattress, too, which makes changing sheets easier.

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    I don't think mine is the Sleep Number one but its' two air mattresses. King size bed. My side has always lost air over time so I must check it. I usually don't remember until my back starts to hurt. I started years ago with the dial at 45 but now like it up to 90!

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    We have a sleep number bed in the MBR and also the guest room. I have arthritis and find being able to change the firmness helps lessen the discomfort. DH likes an extremely firm bed. So the dual controls really help us both. We didn't buy their linens as we found the linens we already had worked.
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    I have severe arthritis in my back and hips. I would not trade my snb for love or money. I love mine. I've had it for about 14 years. I plan on getting another one when this one is worn out.

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    We've had our Sleep Number for about 2 years and love it! It's so nice to be able to adjust the softness when my back is tired from sewing or working in the yard. I highly recommend them. We also have the cooling pad, love it also. DH has their contour pillow and other than it weighing heavy, no problems there. Just know that the price will shock you when they quote it. But my next bed will be a Sleep Number also.

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    We have a sleep number-going on 4 years now and love it. There is quite a difference between hubby & I - it used to be
    Like I was sleeping on a hill always at risk of rolling down... Now with our own controls/settings I don't even notice if he gets up in the middle of the night. And, no more sore hips or shoulders in the mornings either- best major purchase we ever made
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    I saw one advertised at a garage sale just yesterday, so not everyone is delighted with them apparently. If you know someone who has one, ask to try it out.

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    I looked at sleep number beds, but bought the Sealy iComfort with the adjustable frame. The price really cut into to my fun money for this year, but I love it!! Be sure to look at them before buying.

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    Our plus size son and DIL have one. They like the adjustable part, but son like his mattress hard and she likes soft, so he feels like he "rolls" into a well in the middle. Does that make sense?

    We have a adjustable foam mattress not Temperpedic. I think it is Sealy too. Love it and it is more affordable. Foam can be too warm if you get warm. It holds the heat. There is one brand that is addressing that issue. It may be Sealy.

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    We have had Sleep Number beds for 15 years. We bought one for the guest room that was solid clear across. A person can't change the firmness on just one side, but can change it overall. Our bed has two chambers. I didn't like the little ridge in the middle if we both had different numbers, i.e firm and/or soft, so I finally set them both sides the same number so there was no little ridge down the middle.

    The plus is, they don't have to be turned over periodically as they won't develop a dip where you sleep. They are more sanitary, easy to vacuum occasionally. (once every 10 years, haha.) They are lightweight and easy to move to vacuum underneath, or move from place to place. You don't need someone to help you move it.

    The minus side: After 15 years, the middle partition broke down, so now we have this huge dip right in the middle. We plan to replace it with the same Sleep Number mattress, but we won't get two different sides this time. We will get one queen size so the middle can't break down if I live 15 more years.

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    I am 4'11" and 120 lbs., but my Hubby is 6'1" and 185 lbs. This caused some issues on any mattress!! We bought our Sleep Number(then called Select Comfort) 18 years ago. The only change has been to get new motor and the company is great in response time and service. Would not change my bed for anything! Ours is pillow top and dual controls that deep pocket regular sheet sets fit just fine.

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    I have a temperpedic and I love it. No more sore aching hips and shoulders when I wake up. I have severe back problems so generally have pain. The only down side I found is rolling over. Not easy. Must lift body up slightly then turn. It was hard at first but now I don't even think about it when doing it. I am now a much calmer sleeper. Before the bed looked as if a war had happened over night, now it looks like a normal person slept there. lol A plus side to it all is the store I bought the mattress from gave me 90 days to try it out and could change without problems if I did not like or adjust to it. My husband was still alive at the time and although he about had heart failure at the price said he was glad we bought it. Do go try them out before buying. Wear comfortable clothes, take you shoes off and roll around on as many as you can. Turn over, get out of bed, sit up while in bed and if you are sleeping with someone else have them there and doing the same. It may change as the weight changes of occupants. Good Luck.

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    Only comment I have was due to an earlier thread here mentioning that the tempurpedic (sp) could be very warm. So could cause issues if you are a 'warm' person or are headed into the 'nightsweat era'. I'd like to try the sleep number. Might be the next mattress we purchase.

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    We have had both, currently a sleep number king. One thing we did not know when we bought the temperpedic was the initial smell! It was horrible and lasted quite while. Never did end up liking it - it was hot. Finally bought the sleep number. While not perfect, we like it a lot better.

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    I am wondering for those of you with the sleep number, does the air warm up to room temperature or does the bed feel cold/cool all the time? does it warm up with body heat?
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    We've had our SNB for 8 or 9 years. It is a divided king and we really like it.

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    We have a Sleep Number bed love it. the only thing I don't like it is light and I have to move it back on the foundation ( they say to take of the dust ruffle to keep it from sliding) ( they will sell you a there $100 dust ruffle no thanks not good color chooses)
    Never had a problem of losing air.

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    We have had one for about 5 years and we love it! Same as what others are saying about the dual controls etc. When this one wears out we will certainly get another one.

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    I have a memory foam topper never a problem
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    I am wondering for those of you with the sleep number, does the air warm up to room temperature or does the bed feel cold/cool all the time? does it warm up with body heat?

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    Don't buy a Sleep Number that is on advertised special unless they have that exact model in the store for you to try out. Ours is OK, but I think I would have been happier with the model that was in the store that we had actually lain on that was very comfortable (and the same price). The salesperson declared this one on special to be "a much better bed" and "just like the much more expensive one except that it would be warmer (the expensive one was freezing)". Shouldn't have believed him. His commission was probably much higher if he sold the specials. Lesson learned ...

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    We have a temperpedic split king and love, love love it. Our bed had no odor whatsoever and we slept on it from the first night. Our son and DIL had a sleep number for a number of years, got really tired of it, and got a temperpedic when they moved here. They said there was no comparison the temperpedic won hands down. Also when they were breaking the SNB down before they moved, there was mold in the chamber and they just trashed it. They did say they thought the mattress was a little warm, but they got a cooling pad and said it worked. My advice is to check out both kinds of beds and see which suits your needs the best. BTW, our prior mattress was a pillow top with memory foam and it broke down on the sided in a few years. Also, the temperpedic has a 20 year warranty.

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    My DH returned his. They are so overpriced for basically an air mattress. Perhaps if you are buying if so two people can have the softness they prefer on each side of the bed it might be worth it. But he has sleep apnea and snores violently. So, needless to say, he sleeps alone. So he hoped it would be soft enough that he could stay on his side. He only used it for about a month when the "pillow top" started shifting around. Plus the side feels really odd when you sit on the edge of the bed. It's basically a fufu air mattress.
    They tell you you can return it after the trial period. But the fine print includes either shipping it back to them or paying an additional $200 to have it picked up. That's on top of the $180 to have it delivered and set up. It's not as easy as they make it seem. "Try it for 100 days" BLah, Blah.

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    After bad luck with a well known brand pillow top ( replacement was even worse) we bought a sleep number bed. DD has owned 2 of them for 12 yrs & never a problem. I already had a King size mattress topper,so put that on the new K size Sleep number bed 7 yrs ago.
    Was always a restless sleeper before,lucky to sleep a few hrs at a time. it seemed strange ,sleeping till 7 am...smile.
    We both sleep great,but ppl are different.Good luck with what ever you decide.
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    We bought a firm temperpedic or one like it. We love it and put our 4" memory foam topper on top of it. That raises the bed and makes it easier to get in and out of bed..
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