In December of 2017, I received a Sleep Number bed as a part of a blog sponsorship and I shared an initial review of it (as a part of that sponsorship) in April of 2018. You can find that post HERE if you’re interested.
I am sometimes asked about products I receive through sponsorships and if I still use them or love them. Would I buy the product as a regular customer? Would I still give it a thumbs up even if I’m not being paid?
We’ve been sleeping in the Sleep Number bed for just over a year, so I thought it would be a good time to write a non-sponsored follow-up for those who might be curious about it.
In summary, I can tell you that we’re still loving the bed. It addressed the major issue we had of being on total opposite ends of the spectrum when it came to mattress hardness/softness preferences. That being said, it’s not our favorite beds as individuals.
My favorite bed is our Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme, which used to be our bed, but it was way too soft for Jeff. I love how much I sink into it and how the foam absorbs any movement. That mattress is currently on the bed in our basement guest room. I sleep in it sometimes when I’m sick, so I get to visit it now and then. Jeff suggested we sell it at one point and I told him I wanted to keep it, so I could use it when he’s dead. (Just kidding…well, sort of.)
Jeff’s favorite mattress is the Sapira mattress, which is one with springs that comes in a box. It’s on Marshall’s bottom bunk. Jeff has sleepovers with him sometimes and always comments on how much he loves that mattress. I’ve sprawled out on it a few times and I can tell you just from that, that it’s way too hard for me.
I know this is a Sleep Number bed review, but I wasn’t able to mention other mattresses in my original sponsored post, understandably, and I wanted to share how the Sleep Number mattress compares and why we love it as a couple, even if we each have different favorite mattresses as individuals. Hopefully, that makes sense!
So, back to the Sleep Number review…
I would say it took me about 3-4 months to really get used to the feel of the bed. I wasn’t too surprised by that, though, because it took about the same amount of time for me to get used to the Tempurpedic when we switched from an innerspring mattress. Even with the thick memory foam topper, the Sleep Number bed does have the feel of an air mattress. Well, a very nice air mattress! Especially on the lower setting, you can feel the air redistribute underneath you, which just feels different than memory foam or springs. Now that I’m used to it, though, I don’t even think about it. In fact, I find the bed incredibly comfortable and I’m always happy to get back to it after a trip.
All of the technical components of the bed have been in perfect working order and are easy to use. I was a little concerned about that since it’s such a high tech bed, but there haven’t been any issues so far.
We have the model that will adjust through the night to keep the feel consistent as you move, but the sounds of the mattress filling or letting air escape don’t ever bother me or wake me up. Some people had asked about that, so I wanted to address that concern. If you’re a very light sleeper, though, that might be an issue.
The one downside to having such extremes when it comes to the firmness setting is that the fitted sheet always gets pulled over towards me since I’m in a valley and Jeff’s on a hilltop. It also doesn’t help that I’m a major mover when I sleep, but the setting difference accentuates the issue. It’s a small price to pay in order for each of use to have the firmness that feels best, though. Surprisingly, the bed doesn’t look like there is a big divot in my side or anything when it’s made.
I think that sponsored posts should be approached with a healthy skepticism. Even unpaid reviews should be taken with a grain of salt! What works for one person won’t necessarily work for another person and that seems to be especially true with mattresses. A site that is great for getting unbiased ratings and assessments of mattresses is Sleep Like the Dead, so I would suggest you check out any mattress you’re considering over there before buying.
In other news, our stairs are being worked on this week and they are looking amazing. I can’t wait to show you the transformation…