Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sleep Number Bed

I forgot to tell you all about our new mattress.



 Bill came home after a couple of weeks of traveling for his new job last fall and said we were going mattress shopping. 
Our mattress was from 1998, so we were long overdue. 
He decided that on the three nights a week he got to sleep in his own bed, it needed to be comfortable.



We'd gone back and forth about what kind of mattress to get because we each have a firmness preference.
If I don't sleep in my own bed, I wake up with a back ache. It's a dull ache and stiffness that goes away as I move around during the morning. I certainly didn't want that to happen every morning.
We visited with the Memory Foam people at a home show a few years ago but we weren't sure. 
The ads for the Sleep Number grabbed my attention and I was sure that it was the answer to our bed incompatibility. 
We headed out to the mall and purchased a midline model that was on sale. 
There was a delivery charge and a wait time of a week or two. 
Answer the phone when an out of state number calls, they are simply trying to set up a delivery time. 
Oops!   


It arrived in boxes and the delivery guys put it together like they were building with Legos. 
The box spring literally looked like some sort of children's building toy. It consisted of four PVC cubes that were put together on the spot and then plopped into the bed.



The air mattress went into a cover surrounded by foam edges. 



They put a foam cover on top of that, zipped it up, plugged it in and filled it up.
We needed to purchase surge protectors so a storm won't blow out our motor. That wouldn't be covered by the warranty.



At that point it looks like any other mattress but it's very light weight. 

I have to say, at first I was disappointed in how it appeared because it wasn't as high as our old mattress and it seemed a little out of proportion with our tall head board.
I like that "Princess And The Pea" type of look. 



I will also say that the first few nights sleeping on it were a little disappointing. 
I accidentally let all the air out of my side the first night and I woke up on the "legos" underneath.  
Clearly I couldn't be trusted with the remote while I was sleeping. 
I also woke up with a back ache for a few days.
Ugh!  
They have a return policy but the store told us to give it a week. I've since heard that there is a stiff restocking fee but I couldn't verify that.  
We had been sleeping on a two inch memory foam mattress topper to help extend the life of our old mattress and I missed that layer of cushion. 



  We had the bed a week or two and I talked Bill into  getting a memory foam mattress topper. The bed was comfortable but I missed have a more pillow type top. 
We could have headed out to Walmart or Target but Bill said we needed to stick with the Sleep Number brand.




 Our sales lady said that she added the memory foam topper to her bed too. 
In addition to the mattress and the topper we got the mattress cover with gel inside to help regulate body temperature. It works for the winter but I'm afraid this mattress topper will be too hot in the summer. We'll see.
Making the bed is easy (???) just match all the Sleep Number arrows. (I didn't realize making a bed was difficult. This part seemed a little infomercial like.) 
I was reminded of the old "Garanimal" clothing line. 



Let me tell you that this bed is heaven.



I don't wake up with a back ache. 
I wake up quicker and feel more rested. 
Bill loves it. 
We started out at the same number but he has since bumped his side up to more firmness. 



I wish I could tell you that we've been compensated in some way by Sleep Number for this review. 
No such luck!
Katie   
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