Editorial Review

Sleep Number Bed

Have you ever wondered what your sleep number is? If you haven't heard of Select Comfort's Sleep Number beds, chances are you have no idea what a sleep number is. If you want to know the answer, read on.

Pros: Sleep number beds represent an innovation in mattress technology. Gone are the days of squeaky box springs – adjustable air chambers are what make Sleep Number mattresses so special. Essentially, the beds have air chambers that can be inflated or deflated until you achieve your maximum level of support and comfort (this is known as your "sleep number"). Larger beds feature dual air chambers and dual control so they are ideal for couples who each prefer a different level of firmness. Sleep number mattresses are designed to reduce the pressure points on your body, which should lead to a more restful sleep.

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Cons: The primary downside to Sleep Number beds is that they are quite expensive. Each model is priced differently and there's a good deal of choice, but you should expect to spend over $1,000. If you're looking for a relatively inexpensive solution to your discomfort, a Sleep Number bed is probably not for you. The beds can also be difficult to set up, but once that's done, they are light and easy to move. Additionally, the air pump that accompanies the bed is quite big, so you'll need to set aside some room either under or beside the bed to store it.

Overall: Thousands of people have purchased Sleep Number beds and the majority report that they now experience more restful sleep, as well as relief from back and joint pain. Ultimately, your decision will probably come down to the price. If you have the money to spend, a Sleep Number bed can be a great investment. You can't put a price on waking up and feeling great.