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Old 09-18-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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Sleep Number beds?

Just wondering about the Sleep Number beds, like, hate or whatever. Sorta looking into one. I've had back probs for years and have had lower back surgery. Any feed back appreciated.

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Old 09-18-2011, 02:44 PM   #2
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I like it, my wife not so much. When we use significantly different numbers we notice the seem in the middle. There is a tendency to role toward the softer side.
When traveling over mountains I drop the pressure in the bed to half, as I have been told the bed can be damaged by excessive expansion...unconfirmed. Therefore it just adds one more thing to the travel routine.
My sleep by numbers bed came with the purchase of the motorhome. If I were shopping for a bed I don't believe I would purchase another. If the MH bed were to be damaged, I would not replace it with a sleep by numbers. I am happy with the conventional mattress and boxspring I have in my home.

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Old 09-18-2011, 03:30 PM   #3
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We have select comfort beds in both home and RV. The big benefit is the ability to change the firmness to match how we are feeling.

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Old 09-18-2011, 03:48 PM   #4
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We have one in the stick house...love it. I'm a 95 and the wife is a 35 so it really helps us because without it we likely would both be unhappy.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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On a scale of 1 to 9=Like

Wife --> 9
Me --> 9

Wife is a 45 ... I am a 65 (I started at 80 but have softend over time)
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:33 PM   #6
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I like mine.

check out a previous thread on this topic. Sleep Number Mattress

If you need more info, search the forum for sleep number and you will get more threads addressing this topic.

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Old 09-22-2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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I have lower back problems and woke up every day in pain. It took half the day to work out the stiffness. When we got the sleep number bed the pain went away. It's worth every penny.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:54 PM   #8
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I do not like the Sleep Number bed and thought about replacing it many times with a premium mattress.

I think it is marketing hype. And with it, we seem to be having more trouble sleeping and back pain, not less.

And why does it go flat everytime you change power from shore to generator and back?

Maybe many of the folks who do better with it, only needed to get a new premium mattress since they do wear out.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:11 PM   #9
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went from replacing mattress in house about every six months to sleep # in 2002. Wouldn't switch. When I got RV replaced with a sleep # and never looked back.
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I like it a lot better with a 2inch memory foam on top. Would I buy another one to replace the one that came with my MH, no.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:16 PM   #11
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DW has had two back surgeries and loves the Sleepnumber we have in the house and in the MH. She is at 80 and I'm at 40.

We also have the version at home that let's you lift the head and feet.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:34 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by macnkat View Post
We have one in the stick house...love it. I'm a 95 and the wife is a 35 so it really helps us because without it we likely would both be unhappy.
When I first read this, I thought it said "I'm 95 and the wife is 35.....".
I was getting ready to send kudos to you....and rush out for a new mattress!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:05 PM   #13
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Our sleep number mattress does not lose air during power changes or when no power is available. Perhaps yours is faulty.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:07 PM   #14
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We liked ours in our previous coach so much, we bought one at home. The new coach didn't have one, and I thought we'd be unhappy without it. As it turns out, the Serta sleeper in the new coach coupled with the 4" memory foam topper we used on the other coach's sleep number is very comfortable. It makes me wonder if it's the foam topper (which is much less expensive than the sleep number bed) combined with a good mattress is the better, less expensive bet! But if your coach comes with one, by all means enjoy it!

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