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Sleep Number Bed - 35% discount for healthcare professionals

mms1946 130 56 March 14, 2012 at 08:31 AM in Home & Home Improvement (2)
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I'm not sure if this is the appropriate spot for this post, but I'll go ahead and post.

My wife and I went to try out a sleep number bed and were looking to possibly purchasing the P5 or P6 beds which are on sale for $1700 and $2200 and normally sell for $2100 and $2600. As we were talking to the guy, my wife mentioned that she is an RN and hurt herself at work. The salesman confirmed with her that she is in fact a nurse and then proceeded to notify her that healthcare workers receive a 35% discount on regular priced beds. So we were able to receive 35% off on $2100 bed. Our total came out to like $1450 including delivery and taxes.
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Slept for a week on one of these at my parents' house. Did not like it at all, slept poorly each night despite varying the settings widely. I much prefer the memory foam mattress we purchased from Costco a few years ago for less than half the price of the Sleep Number Bed.
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Honestly, I would never spend this much on a mattress, but my wife hurt her back at work and needed a mattress that was a little better for her back. Most places we went to charge like $250 to bring a mattress back. We ended up going to Costco and purchasing the Sealy Posterpedic bed, but that thing is so uncomfortable that we are returning it. Costco is the only place I know that will take it back without a fee.

I did a lot of research and read a lot of reviews. The low end models, Classic series (c2, c3, and c4) had terrible reviews.

Mattress shopping is one of the most annoying things to shop for. Places won't accept returns and they are a pain in the tail to transport. We figured with a sleep number she can adjust the firmness to the point that she is comfortable.
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Been thinking about the model with the memory foam topper...
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I purchased mine 12 years ago. It's still in great shape, and I would not hesitate to buy another one if the need arose.
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I purchased mine 12 years ago. It's still in great shape, and I would not hesitate to buy another one if the need arose.
Thanks for the info. Have you ever had any problems with it? I've read that some have had to replace the pump or the remotes. Those were the things that worried me. I am hoping the mattress works out for my wife. Not sure what I'll do if it doesn't. Smilie
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I have not had any problems with the pumps going out.....then again, they get set to the desired firmness, and rarely ever get touched after that. Same with the remote. They are a little different feel, and I think the break in time is around a couple of weeks. Once I got used to it, I slept much better and can't sleep in other types of conventional beds well at all.

I sound like a salesperson, but it's one of the few things in life that I would pay a premium price for, and feel like I've gotten every dollars worth with this product.
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same here, nothing but praise for ours ...10 yrs now. Now the bed - it won't wear out.... no hard spots, no flat spots, lumps or sags. Don't do the big thick topper ... it's hot as it forms around you besides being totally unneeded. I like hard the wife likes soft ... do that with any other bed.
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absolutely hate these. Stayed at a hotel that had them once, and after 2 nights I checked out to find a hotel that had regular mattresses. MIL has one in guest room, and I prefer the floor.
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I must agree with the others who have enjoyed their mattresses. We have had ours for 13 years and haven't had a bit of trouble with it. A friend bought one and didn't like it until he set it the way you are supposed to and now he swears by it. Make sure you buy one where the remote has numbers. My nephew in order to save a few bucks, didn't and his wife hates it. I bought mine on clearance, but will pay full price when we have to replace it.

1. READY
Lie on your Sleep Number® bed in your favorite sleeping position and adjust your pillow to your liking. Using your remote, change your Sleep Number® setting to 100 (firmest), and then down to 20 (very soft).

2. SET
Now, set your Sleep Number® setting back to 100. As the mattress gets firmer, how do your neck, shoulders, hips and back feel? When you feel comfortably supported, stop. Make adjustments up or down, by no more than 5.

3. SLEEP
Try sleeping at this setting for the night. The next morning, if you need to make an adjustment, change your number by no more than 5.
Use this setting for at least 3 or 4 nights.

Give your body a little time to adjust. Before you know it, you'll be enjoying all the benefits of a better night's sleep on your new Sleep Number® bed
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absolutely hate these. Stayed at a hotel that had them once, and after 2 nights I checked out to find a hotel that had regular mattresses. MIL has one in guest room, and I prefer the floor.
I guess you missed the post about the breaking in time of a couple of weeks. I didn't like mine much either the first couple of nights.
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I guess you missed the post about the breaking in time of a couple of weeks. I didn't like mine much either the first couple of nights.
I would assume one in a hotel has been broken in for more than a few weeks, and the one at my mother-in-law's is a few years old. They were broken in. I spent several weeks on the one at my MIL's before moving to the floor, so I know it was broken in. The reason it's in their guest room is because they hated it too, they tried to get used to it for half a year before moving it to the guest room.

No need to get so defensive about a mattress, it's not as if I'm calling your mother a foul name or anything.
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same here, nothing but praise for ours ...10 yrs now. Now the bed - it won't wear out.... no hard spots, no flat spots, lumps or sags. Don't do the big thick topper ... it's hot as it forms around you besides being totally unneeded. I like hard the wife likes soft ... do that with any other bed.
Are you talking about the memory foam topper?

I have a memory foam mattress now, when we first got it it was very warm, retains the heat, but it either gets better or you get used to it, I don't notice it now with our memory foam. Although if you get out of bed and return, it is still warm (retains your body heat).
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Slept for a week on one of these at my parents' house. Did not like it at all, slept poorly each night despite varying the settings widely. I much prefer the memory foam mattress we purchased from Costco a few years ago for less than half the price of the Sleep Number Bed.
There's your problem right there, they specifically tell you to not widely adjust the settings on a daily basis. They now offer "pressure mapping" or something like that in store, where they tell you what your number is, but you should only adjust by one number every couple of days.

That said, we got one 8 years ago and it's exactly the same as it was back then. Granted, it is not as comfortable as a brand new high end mattress from day one, but that honeymoon only lasts 6 months before you can tell the difference and the "no sag" warranties are BS. My buddy has purchased 4 beds since we bought ours, the most recent finally being a Sleep Number because the $3000 mattress with lifetime warranty he bought before that sagged terribly but the store said it was within specs.

FWIW, we are both 185-200 and our wives less, we are not punishing the things on a nightly basis because we are overweight.

I have never had any problems with the pumps or remotes, but I did have an issue with some mold that was occurring due to condensation. Talk about excellent CS, new bladders and foam were overnight-ed to me all covered under the 20 year warranty. My buddy had an issue with 1 of his wired remotes so they sent him a new pump with wireless remotes. The mold is no longer a concern, but it's worth checking every now and again, especially if you have an older model. We happen to sleep with the house very cold in the winter.

I would not hesitate at all to purchase one again, if this thing ever goes out. Show me any other bed guaranteed to last for 20 years that will never change. My dad has had his forever, his does not even have a number, just a toggle switch to increase or decrease the pressure.
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I would assume one in a hotel has been broken in for more than a few weeks, and the one at my mother-in-law's is a few years old. They were broken in. I spent several weeks on the one at my MIL's before moving to the floor, so I know it was broken in. The reason it's in their guest room is because they hated it too, they tried to get used to it for half a year before moving it to the guest room.

No need to get so defensive about a mattress, it's not as if I'm calling your mother a foul name or anything.
To each their own, I guess. But by break-in period, I'm referring to personally getting used to it, not a general break in period.
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