Based on studying a variety of user generated reviews of the sleep number bed, we’ve compiled a list of the most cited advantages of the bed from the owners. Here’s our list of the top advantages of the Sleep Number Bed:
Advantage #1: The Adjustability
This probably seems obvious, as it’s the main selling point of the bed. Air pumps, along with sealed air chambers, on each side of the bed allows the user to adjust how soft or firm the mattress is. This is a huge advantage, because it allows a couple to adjust their side differently, and also allows you to change the firmness should something warrant a change.
Advantage #2: Reduction of Pressure Points
Roughly 20% of Sleep Number owners report a reduction in pain that they used to feel in the mornings when using a standard bed. According to these consumers, reduced pain is felt mostly in the upper and lower back, shoulders, and other joints, like the hips or knees.
Advantage #3: Allergy Free
Since the sleep number bed’s core is an air mattress, it has much less fabric-based material within it to trap allergens. Additionally, the modular nature of it’s construction, as well as the “zip open” cover mean that you can open the mattress to vacuum it. Together, the much lower volume of allergen-trapping fabric, and the ability to clean the mattress contribute to an improved product for allergy sufferers.
Advantage #4: Portability and Ease of Movement
The Sleep Number bed is a modular system that is built with separate parts, like the cover that can be zipped off, and air chambers that can be fully deflated. Additionally, since the mattress “padding” is air, rather than foam, metal springs, or padding, it is extremely light. These features mean that the bed is easy to move around if you are redecorating, easier to move to a new house, and also cheaper to ship if you need to do so.
Advantage #5: Isolation between partners
Somewhat similar to a memory-foam bed, but accomplished in a different way…the sleep number bed does not transfer motion between the left and right hand side of the bed. Because of this, you won’t wake your partner up, or otherwise disturbe them if you move around, or get out of bed.
Advantage #6: A more restful sleep, with less tossing and turning
Because the sleep number bed offers a more even distribution of weight, with fewer pressure points, most owners report more restful sleep, with sharply reduced occurances of tossing and turning. Many report waking up in a more alert state, and are more ready to start their day.
While not scientifically proven, the theory is that fewer pressure points reducesemi-conscious turning, which results in a longer period of REM, or rapid eye movement sleep. REM sleep is the deeper portion of your sleep time that is commonly believed to provide the bulk of the resorative benefits of sleep.
Advantage #7: Pregnant or Overweight Owners:
Pregnant women tend to prefer the Sleep Number bed more than other mattresses due the ease of adjustment and high level of support. Because their bodies are changing month to month, and sometimes week to week, the ability to adjust the firmness with a simple dial is something other mattresses don’t offer. While their bodies may not be changing as frequently, owners that are overweight also appreciate the adjustability that can accomodate different sleeping positions.
Also be sure to read our article summarizing the disadvantages of the Sleep Number Bed.