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OT: Does Anyone Own A SleepNumber Bed?

Way off topic I know.  We need a new mattress. I purchased a Sleep Number I8 yesterday. It won't be delivered for two weeks. After I got home I started reading the reviews and there were a lot of bad ones. There was good as well, and I know that some people would complain about anything, but it was a lot of money. 

I am just looking for any of you that have had experiences with a Sleep Number good or bad. My brother in law loves his and wouldn't trade it for the world. Any advice would be helpful. 
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Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,055
    That's a rather personal question sir! (quote from Monty Python). Tempurpedic!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Latex...no worries with allergies..last 30 yrs
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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  • DredgerDredger Posts: 218
    We've had one for 12 years. Love it.
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
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  • pabpab Posts: 95
    My wife and I love ours. Hers is set on 80 and my side is 45!
    Nerk Ahia LBGE
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  • GreenhawKGreenhawK Posts: 398
    My in laws have one, and they love it.  

    I have slept on one a few times in Marriott Hotels that have them.  I couldn't walk the next day after the first time I slept on it.  It also felt like an air mattress to me.  I think I had the sleep number to low.  I thought I liked a soft bed, but I guess I went a little to soft.  It wasn't so bad the second time I slept on one.  I set it to a more firm setting.  I have no idea what the numbers were.  

    I think that if I had some time with it to nail down my number I would be ok with it.  If I am correct, you get some sort of training at the store when you buy the mattress.  I am sure that would be a huge help.  I think I was at a disadvantage because I just happened to show up at a hotel that had the beds in them.
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,746
    My tempurpedic has been life altering. I will never not have one.

    My only regret was not getting it sooner.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Have had ours for 12 years...we love it
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  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 948
    Have had two. About two years ago got a Temperpedic and have never slept better.
    LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
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  • chays99chays99 Posts: 32
    I had one for several years. Wasn't a great bed for me but I had the entry level model.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,381
    Glad to know I can honest mattress reviews here as well... Wife has started the we need a new mattress chant after 13 years.
    Not sure which way we'll go
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  • My tempurpedic has been life altering. I will never not have one. My only regret was not getting it sooner.
    Ditto
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,055

    You need to get the top bit with it. It can be a little warm otherwise. Tempurpedic I mean

     

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 2,782
    Thanks guys. I guess we will give it a try. I hope I love it!
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    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,949
    My tempurpedic has been life altering. I will never not have one. My only regret was not getting it sooner.
    Ditto
    Ditto here too.  
    What's funny is I always thought with a good bed, I'd want to "sleep in" on rainy Saturdays; instead, as soon as I wake up I'm ready to get up right now.  Weird.  
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,055
    Botch said:
     
    It's funny, when I'm on the road I can't sleep in hotels. When I get home I can lay in bed all day

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • meat73meat73 Posts: 100
    Had one for 10 yrs love it
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 1,013
    I agree with your brother in law. You get what you pay for. The ones at Marriotts are real cheap ones. Nothing like the one we bought. My only regret is that I didn't buy the split matress and adjustable option. Other than that no regrets at all.
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  • I looked,at Sleep Number and TEMPUR pedic...ended up purchasing the TEMPUR....reclines and massages. Haven't had a sore back since purchasing. Great bed.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,193
    edited October 2013
    Had one for something like 13 years now.  During our recent remodeling it was taken completely apart for the first time and stacked in another room.  I was worried that moving it around would introduce problems, like leaks, but it went back together after a month without any issues.  Can be hard as a rock or very soft and squishy.  I generally have mine set to 65, but will adjust it up or down if I start feeling uncomfortable.  Would like to try a Temperpedic.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,894
    Yup-and I am a fan (split console for the SWMBO) but have not tried the temperpedic.  Almost sounds like "how often do you egg thread or beyond"  and I would love to find the trick that could up my number.  But that thread could go down a different and dark road :)>-
    Louisville
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  • yumdingeryumdinger Posts: 183
    We too have had ours for going on 10 years.  we love it.  Currently have a leak in the plumbing, not the mattress.  They have always been real good about replacing/fixing it.
    Regarding HOTEL sleep numbers, I to have slept on them and they are the worst!  typically they do not have a mattress top, additionally if you are in a queen or king they go with a single bladder so the lighter person is sleeping on a much harder surface.
    Do yourself a favor and also guy some "Perfect Pillows".
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,193
    lousubcap said:
     and I would love to find the trick that could up my number.  But that thread could go down a different and dark road :)>-
    Indeed, I have gone there before.  I post multiple times a day, still feel inadequate.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • mrdnksmrdnks Posts: 67
    you cannot sleep in a sleep number bed for a night or two and determine if you like the bed.
    I went through several mattresses in a number of years trying to find the right one. When I was younger I could sleep in the back of a truck and wake up feeling good. The older I get the more important a good mattress is.
    I have had my sleep number for about 3 years, I will warn you it might take some time to find your true sleep number but once you do its worth it. 
    I am not going to lie, it probably took me 8 months of playing around to find mine.
    I always said I need a firm mattress and played around with numbers from 50-100 for months and was never real comfortable. I started going the other way and have been sleeping at 35 for two years and love it. I think the wife has hers at 80, but that is the good part.
    Its odd to see your bed show up at your door in a bunch of small boxes, but it goes together easy.
    Stop reading reviews and stop listening to other people who tell you what they like. It does not matter at this point. They are quality beds and will give you years of good sleep. 
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  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 2,782
    I appreciate all of the feedback. I tend to over analyze and drive myself crazy when making a pricey purchase. I bought a new 4 wheeler last year and drove myself crazy for a week trying to make a decision on which one to go with. 

    I knew I would get great opinions here, and I was right! Thanks. 
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,055
    lousubcap said:
     and I would love to find the trick that could up my number.  But that thread could go down a different and dark road :)>-
    Indeed, I have gone there before.  I post multiple times a day, still feel inadequate.
    Wanna see a trick?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,055
    Boom!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • I meant Boom!
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  • Sleep Number bed comes today. I sure to hope I am impressed!

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    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
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