lowfog01 wrote:We just got a sleep number and it's a 50/50 split. I'm not impressed but my husband is. We both have back issues - he had surgery about 18 months ago and has a metal apparatus implanted. He is sleeping better then before. Me, I still wake up stiff with some back pain. After about 6 hours it wakes me up. I keep adjusting the air but can't seem to get it right. For me it's not better then our old mattress was. It's not any worse either so we kept it. It's very frustrating. Oh, and I'm not all that happy with the quality of foam used to edge the platform. It's not very strong and I can see having to replace it in a couple of years. Forget sitting on the edge of the bed to put your socks on. The foam is not fastened to the platform so it slides all over. I discovered too late that there are other brand air beds on the internet that appear to be better made; more solid and less expensive. I think the sleep number bed air pockets are not deep enough for the lower numbers; at 35 I can feel the platform below my body. If I could do it over, I'd rethink the whole thing despite having been giving glowing testimonies from numerous friends. Just my opinion, Lisa
Thanks Lisa. My wife has the same issues. She's the one with the back problems and has fibromyalgia as well. She is also on the small side at 5' 3" and has trouble if the bed is too big or too deep.
We've done our homework and noticed there are several alternatives to Sleep Comfort and it is doubtful we will buy from them. My sister has had one for 10 years and swears by it (rather than at it) and so does her hubby. They are both big people and she has been comfortable through a pregnancy, kidney stones, and a few other things.