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Old 01-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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What is the right number for sleep number mattresses ?!?

I know - personal preference, but how do you find the right number ?

both sisters got new coaches...
one a dynasty and the other a Winn Journey....
both NICE coaches, but both complain about the king sized sleep number bed.

they've both part timed and slept about 10 nites, but still trying to find the confort zone...

Not just 'not comfortable' but very uncomfortable to the point of not sleeping well and rolling together if sides are different #'s...

I suggested they get a nice topper and try it out before swapping out the mattresses....

Will find out the model / age / etc... of the mattresses to see if it's that...
but neither are happy with them thus far...

Your input is appreciated !
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What can I say - you experiment until you find what suits you. Some people never get comfortable with air-adjustable mattresses and replace them.
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I've got one at home....had it for a long time. I'm still trying to figure out what the hoopla is about. I think they're way overrated.
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I keep mine at 75 and it has completely eliminated my back pain in the morning.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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Our Air-adjustable mattress is from Americana rather than Sleep Number. It doesn't even display numbers - you just raise/lower the pressure until comfortable. My wife has shoulder and back problems and changes hers as all the time, sometimes 2-3 times a nite. I leave mine the same 98% of the time and it is rather firm compared to the wife's. Whatever works...
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Some people never get comfortable with air-adjustable mattresses and replace them.
That was the case with us. I've owned several of these beds over the years and could never find a number that fit me so we replaced it with a Beautyrest just like in the stick house.

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I would love to get an answer on this as well, we are new to our coach with the sleep number bed and so far..... we hate it!!
I can't seem to find a number that makes both of us happy. We roll into each other if they are not equal and we can't agree on the comfort settings.
We are considering taking it out and installing a great mattress instead.
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I'm 50,wife 45 with a 2inch microform topper.
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We have sleep number in the S/B and our coach, love them. We have found some pointers that may help, never had the problem of "rolling" to the middle! So, check and see if there is a missing dense foam strip that separates the two air chambers? There are one head piece, foot, two sides and one center. All are held captive by corner pieces that are necessary to shape and hold everything together. There should also be a 2 or 2.5 inch topper over the chambers. It is important to turn the top skirt over the edges then zipper all parts tightly together. DW and I also place an inexpensive Walmart topper that is padded over the zippered top. One word to the wise, there are many models of the Sleep Number. If the bed is not a Premiere or better, ie: the economy model IMO you won't be happy. Also, it is important to have a solid surface under the mattress to displace the air pressure equally. We found a huge difference when sleeping with just the home box springs and have cut and fitted two 3/4 inch osb slabs under the home mattress. Now every bit as comfortable as the coach platform! We both suffer with chronic stenosis of the back and joints coupled with DW's fibromyalgia. Hope this helps, we would not trade for any other mattress period!
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I have a history with three ruptured discs. For over sixteen years I have had trouble sleeping. Got interested in the sleep number with the money back guarantee so why not try one. I soon found that there are a lot of differences in the base model and the top of the line. With a lot of research (laying on the different styles) we decided to purchase a super king for the coach. I slept on the new matress for a month in the driveway and finally found my "sweet spot" on the remote. I have not slept this good in sixteen years! We did not buy the cheap base model. I don't know for sure but I would assume that if a manufacturer installs this option from the factory, it probably would not be the premium version. The price increases quiet a bit when upgraded! All I can say is for me.....I will have one from now on! My number is 30-35, DW's is 85 and she loves it. It took her five months to find her liking. I think she tried too many different settings too much. Also a side note, they stay cool to the body, not cold but cool.
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What can I say - you experiment until you find what suits you. Some people never get comfortable with air-adjustable mattresses and replace them.
Same here. Have owned the sleep number for 3 years and have never found "my number". Pretty much hate the thing. Last year we bought a memory foam topper that (finally) made it sleepable. So now I just keep the bed on a really firm setting & let the memory foam do it's magic. One day, when $$ become availible, we'll replace it with a normal bed.
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I know - personal preference, but how do you find the right number ?

both sisters got new coaches...
one a dynasty and the other a Winn Journey....
both NICE coaches, but both complain about the king sized sleep number bed.

they've both part timed and slept about 10 nites, but still trying to find the confort zone...

Not just 'not comfortable' but very uncomfortable to the point of not sleeping well and rolling together if sides are different #'s...

I suggested they get a nice topper and try it out before swapping out the mattresses....

Will find out the model / age / etc... of the mattresses to see if it's that...
but neither are happy with them thus far...

Your input is appreciated !
In my opinion this sleep number mattress is nothing but an air mattress with a pump and an exorbitant price on it, I would not want one for free. Good luck.
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We just got our Journey 39K and it came with a sleep number bed. First night we camped in the Mh, we were dry camping. My wife found out pretty quick that they don't work without power...lol. I knew this but forgot to communicate that little fact. (Oops). Anyway, we started the generator(we were the only ones in the CG) and quickly found out that her side was broken. The remote didn't do anything. That night she had to sleep in the bed at its firmest setting. She was not a "happy camper". Turned out the bed needed a new remote and pump assembly for her side. Mine works fine. It's fixed now but we have yet to sleep on it again. I didn't really see what the big deal with them is either and certainly wouldn't pay for the option. But it came with the Mh. I found it to be ok. But if my wife hates it next few times we are out, we'll be putting a normal mattress in.
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We just got our Journey 39K and it came with a sleep number bed. First night we camped in the Mh, we were dry camping. My wife found out pretty quick that they don't work without power...lol. I knew this but forgot to communicate that little fact. (Oops). Anyway, we started the generator(we were the only ones in the CG) and quickly found out that her side was broken. The remote didn't do anything. That night she had to sleep in the bed at its firmest setting. She was not a "happy camper". Turned out the bed needed a new remote and pump assembly for her side. Mine works fine. It's fixed now but we have yet to sleep on it again. I didn't really see what the big deal with them is either and certainly wouldn't pay for the option. But it came with the Mh. I found it to be ok. But if my wife hates it next few times we are out, we'll be putting a normal mattress in.
Now if you had been a gentleman you would let her have you side and go sleep on the couch.

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