The Price of a Good Snooze: Sleep Number

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    Feb 21, 2009 4:08 PM GMT
    Need a new bed....
    Priced one of those Sleep Number things you see advertised ad nauseum.
    Scary. No wonder they can afford the bionic woman to do the ads.

    Anybody have one already?

    Worth it?

    Its advantage for me is it breaks down into components that I can easily hike up the stairs and around a tight corner.
    W/o that, a King would be out of the question.




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    Feb 21, 2009 4:52 PM GMT
    I sleep on an air mattress topped with memory foam:

    http://www.healthyfoundations.com/toppers.html

    http://www.thinkaero.com/

    It's less expensive than either the Sleep Number or Tempur-Pedic mattresses.
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    Feb 21, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    Some friends of mine have one - a married couple who sometimes spend a little freely. They say it's great.

    Personally, I just prefer a firm mattress on a solid platform. Cheap and simple.
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    Feb 21, 2009 7:51 PM GMT
    my sleep quality increased dramatically when I bought super high thread count sheets for myself. no more sleeping on sandpaper!
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    Feb 21, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    Beaux saidAnybody have one already?

    I bought my first SelectComfort mattress (now called Sleep Number) in 1994, because of my bad back. I couldn't sleep through the night without being woken up in pain.

    This air mattress immediately cured my sleeping problem. In fact, instead of causing me back pain, whenever I'd injure my back from other causes, I'd go lie down on the SelectComfort to help my back. Because rather than being hurtful like my previous conventional spring mattress, it was actually therapeutic.

    When I moved in with my present partner he had an old mattress that once again caused me so much back pain I couldn't sleep through the night. He also moves a lot during the night, and those motions would wake me, too. I tried to interest him in a Sleep Number, but couldn't convince him.

    So Instead I bought us a Simmons Beautyrest Black last Fall, their finest pocketed coil mattress. At over $6000 it was quite a bit more than a Sleep Number, but we're both happy with it, and I can now sleep through the night without interruption.

    I can recommend a Sleep Number for those with bad backs, with this one proviso: it has no bounce. So if you like bouncy sex in bed, get a more conventional spring mattress. And among spring mattresses, I would recommend the pocketed coils of a Simmons. My partner can roll around all night, as he always does, and my side of the bed doesn't move at all.
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    Feb 21, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    My parent's motor home has a sleep number bed. I think they are just glorified air mattresses. I think my regular mattress is much more comfortable...
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    Feb 21, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    The sleep number comes in different levels. I have the medium level priced one. If you sleep with someone else who likes a diffrent firmness, It's the best bed out there. The tempur pedic is like sleeping in wet dough. If you want to test one out I think the Raddison hotels use them- would be worth an overnight stay. Just my opinion. Since I have had it I sleep like a rock-no tossing turning.icon_biggrin.gif

    Plus Beaux it is light easy to move- no flipping or rotating required and it lasts 20 yrs. I think it was worth every penny and they give you a year to pay it off, if money is a concern.

    Good Luck with your decision!

    mike3
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    Feb 21, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    PdxTennis saidMy parent's motor home has a sleep number bed. I think they are just glorified air mattresses. I think my regular mattress is much more comfortable...


    I used a sleep number bed while travelling a few times, and I would concur with this conclusion.
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    Feb 21, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    I got a memory foam top for my mattress (which is good, but not excellent) years ago. It completely changed the way I sleep (which I have never done very well). At least now I get a great rest when I manage to fall asleep.