|A few people in my family have tempurpedic mattresses. My brother and his wife finally got one after hearing raves for years about how great they are. It is now in the guest room because after a couple of weeks, my brother's back started to ache. Maybe because he is a big guy, he just sank in too deep. My sister in law thought it was too warm (she is very picky about temperature). I tried it for one night and it was wonderful.
I have only seen commercials for the sleep number bed but I can't believe that it can be good. Lindsey Wagner looks exhausted in those ads despite her claims that she is getting the best, most recuperative sleep of her life.
I love my simmons beauty rest. It is so deep and still.
|We have a Sleep Number bed because we thought we'd like the flexibility to adjust each side. We don't care for it as much as we'd hoped, it seems to be too warm all the time. Had it for over two years and still like our Serta Perfect Sleeper at our beach place so much better.
Maybe it has something to do with those cute little sheep in the Serta commercials??? Baaaaaaaah!
|My 84 year old Dad had a sleep number bed and loves it. His only dissappointment was that Lindsey Wagner didn't come with it!!|
|We have a Select Comfort. If your doggies get on the bed, it can interfere with the settings.
One feature I do like is you can replace various parts of the mattress. For example I sit on the bed to dress. Since I'm large, I tend to smoosh down the edge of the bed. No problem with Select Comfort, I just ordered new edging foam, unzipped the mattress top, replaced the foam and zipped it back closed. Nifty.
I imagine if one of the air bladders were to develop a problem, same deal. Hasn't happened.
Is the bed hot? I see no difference because the top is all cotton, just like a regular mattress.
One complaint I think they have fixed with newer models, our mattress is shorter, not as deep as regular mattresses and especially not the super think guys. So the bed is lower down, not quite so low it slides under the head board, but any lower and it would. Also the bed linen is too big, the bottom sheet. As I said, I think the newer models are deeper so this isn't a problem.
We got the pillow top mattress. I'm not convinced they are better but then I felt the same way when we had an innerspring pillow top mattress.
One thing I have learned is I prefer a bit softer mattress than I thought I would. When I sleep on a hard mattress, I'm really uncomfortable...but then my body has a lot of extra curves.
|Thanks for everyone's feedback. Our current mattress is only about 4 years old and it is sinking. Neither one of us very large so I don't think this should have occurred already. It was a very firm mattress so maybe there is something wrong with the coils. I'm going to call American Mattress to find out what they can do for us before we invest in one of my DREAM mattresses. Just didn't want to invest quite yet.
I imagine if one of the air bladders were to develop a problem, same deal. sheepieboss
lol...is that really what they call them? cute
|If it's a brand-name mattress, they'll replace it for you (probably pro-rated) if both sides of the mattress are sinking by some amount, like 1.5 inches, or some such. They actually come out and measure! This helps them to guess if you've been rotating the mattress, too.
Check it out!
|We know 2 different people that have the temperpedics (James has a bad back so we were looking into options) and they both have the same complaint-- they sweat like crazy because you sort of make an indent and stay in the same spot so you get all sweaty since the material doesn't breathe or go anywhere. I don't think that stuff can really be washed so it seems kind of gross! We've tested the Sleep Number and thought it was pretty cool. I love the bed super squishy and James would rather sleep on concrete!|
|We have had the Select Comfort bed for a little over a year now and I LOVE it! I thought of the Tempurpedic bed as well but had heard about the heat problem, and I can't sleep when I'm too warm so we nixed it.
My brother had one before we bought ours and he raved about it, and another person at my work has one and loves it, so we thought we'd give it a try - after all, it has a 30 day trial period. And that's legit, too, because another person at work bought one and didn't like it, packed it up and sent it back within the 30 days, no questions asked.
I have a pretty horrible back - have had 3 disk surgeries, so it's always been a challenge to find a bed my back can live with. My husband likes a really firm mattress, but when we had our prior bed, I'd wake up every morning with hip pain or lower back pain. My setting on the Select Comfort is 35, Dale's is about 50 or 55. I would definitely buy another one!
|WE DID IT! We took out a home equity loan to purchase a Select Comfort bed! Just kidding...but we did purchase the 7000 series king sized bed. I'm still in shock about it and have had a stomachache all day. We kept saying that we had so many expenses this year, but after me not sleeping all weekend and Steve also complaining that his shoulders have been hurting, we both just had enough. They ran a "special" this weekend for no payments, no interest for a year. I'm hoping and praying that this investment will pay off and be worth it. We'll have it in about 2 weeks. I'm very excited!|
We have a tempurpedic bed and we love it for the most part. We've had it since 2001.
The best thing about the bed is that you can barely feel the other person getting into the bed or moving around the bed. This works well for my husband & I since we tend to burn the midnight oil working. Plus it helps when you have sheepdogs hopping on & off of the bed too!
The only downside I can think of is that you can't flip the mattress over and it would be nice if you could help the longevity of your mattress by doing this. I never noticed a temperature difference between a regular mattress & this one.
|I hope you love it as much as I love mine! Did you order it online or over the phone? Isn't there a store in a mall near you? We bought ours at a store on a Sunday, and it was delivered that Wednesday.
Good luck! Let us know how you like it!
|We went to one of the stores near us in Deer Park, IL. The store manager/salesman said that the delivery place would call us in the next 5 days to set up a delivery time. Wish it would be here tonight!|
|My parents have the sleep number bed...adjustable with massage.
They love it.
I have also heard complaints with the Temperpedic about heat. I love the way the temperpedic feels and the pillow top is even better. I would like a temperpedic...
My parents went through 5 mattresses in 5 years. All of the mattresses they bought sagged and they were able to get new mattresses and finally their money back. All of them were beds made for people with bad backs from a place called JoAnne's Bed and Back.
Stacy, Let me know what you think of your new bed when you get it.
I have a Sealy Posterpedic Roselli model... which is a 14 inch pillow top.
It is comfy, but seems to be sinking. Looks like I am going to have to make a phone call.
|The set up is pretty easy, except for moving the heavy boxes. Save the boxes because you can send the whole thing back within 30 days. But then that means keeping the old mattress and the boxes........yuck.
Just a little note the instruction book really didn't cover for us. There are two settings, the one with a body on it and one without out. Also as the outside air pressure changes, the setting will vary a bit from day to day.
Try to keep the critters off.......I find when all the doggies want to join us (OK, 6 dogs is too much for any bed, but even 3 is too many here), the mattress must have a failsafe setting and the basic unoccupied pressure drops, so the next time I get on the bed, it needs to be "pumped" back up.
The heavier you are, the higher the setting. So even if you and partner like the same firmness, your settings may be different. Have fun, er sleep well.
Does anyone have a Tempurpedic or Select Comfort Sleep Number bed? If you do, do you like it? What is your experience with it? Thanks!
I got to go in the store one time - I laid on the best one of course and I thought it was great.
|Stacy! I can't wait to hear how you like it. I've been having a terrible time with my bed. I wake up every morning with right hip, and right shoulder pain. On our trip, I didn't have a problem. Figured out it was my bed. Tony asked how old the bed is, and I was shocked when I realized the bed is 15 years old ! Heck! I'm gonna have to take it for a drivers license next year if I don't get a new one!|
Anyhoo...PLEASE let me know what you think!!! And...use the new bed in good health!
|Our bed came yesterday! If Select Comfort would've shown up this morning for a commercial, they wouldn't have been very happy. Steve and I both tossed and turned the ENTIRE night. I'm exhausted now! We both also tried out our new head pillows and body pillows. It felt as if there were 4 of us in the bed. I'm really praying that it will just take some time to get used to and for us to determine our sleep numbers. Ugh!|
|I'm sure it will take some adjustment. Did they "test" you for your sleep numbers in the store?|
Maybe if you toss all the extras outta bed, you'll be more comfortable.
I'm sure it will take some adjustment. Did they "test" you for your sleep numbers in the store?
Yea, that's what we put them at. It's kind of hard to determine it though in the store. They just keep pushing the numbers until you say you're comfortable. I was surprised when he told me mine was 35. I thought that was very low as I typically like a harder matress. I'll turn it up a bit tonight and will try without the body pillow for a bit.
|When we got our new king size mattress at Christmas...I thought, Finally no more backaches,getting whacked in the face and better sleep.....It took close to a month for both of us to get used to it.... We sleep great now, but the king size is no better for warding off flailing husbands arms|
|Also depends if you are a back sleeper or side sleeper. I don't do backs very well and that's what they tested us on. We are both side sleepers so had to stumble around a bit. I don't care for their pillows, etc.
Yeah, crank it up a bit tonight as you are in position. I find once I'm in and settled, the rolling around stops.......let's hope that's what happens with your hubby. Once he's comfy, his arms won't flail.
Oh, and my comfort number is 70
I am sorry you both didn't sleep well.
Hopefully your night will be better tonight.
I have also tried all those fancy pillows, buckwheat pillows and contour pillows and every kind out there, but I cannot sleep without my perfect regular pillows. I sleep with two. If Billy switches the pillows I KNOW. I cannot sleep without mine. Billy says I am like the Princess and the Pea. He knows not to change the pillows now....because my tossing and turning will keep him awake all night.
Try sleeping with your regular pillows, that will probably help.
Once you figure out the right # for you then maybe you can try the pillow too. But I would stick with the regular pillow for now.
|It does take awhile to get used to what setting you feel comfortable with. You have to remember that this is totally unlike anything you've ever slept on. You may THINK you like a firmer bed, but your body may tell you otherwise. If your body is out of alignment anywhere, it will take a bit to get back into alignment. As my chiropractor used to say - it doesn't go out in a day, it won't go back in in a day.
Give it time and experiment with different settings. I started out with 35 but now find I'm most coimfortable at 45. I haven't tried their pillows or body pillows, so can't comment on them. Don't think body pillows would work for me though, because I'm a tosser and turner. Not as much as I was on a conventional mattress, but still can't wake up in the exact position I went to sleep in.
Good luck! Hope you grow to love it!
|Thanks for the tips and your support! We both slept better last night. I decided to get used to one thing at a time so I went back to MY pillow. I also only used the body pillow to support my back instead of hugging it. I altered the sleep number up to 60 (from 35 the night before) and woke up today with a lot less pain than yesterday. I think I'll play around a bit more with a 50 and 55 to see how that goes too.|
|I'm following your progress, Stacy, as I need a new mattress too and was curious about these. So, do, please, keep us posted.|
I am so glad to hear you had a better night!
I hope it continues to get better from here on out.
Bed update PLEASE!!!!
|The bed is MUCH better now and definitely better than our previous mattress. I'm sleeping through the night and I just noticed that I haven't had as much of the hip achiness. I still wake up exhausted, but that's due to the fibro, meds and our crappy Chicago weather.
Steve is also really enjoying it! So far so good and worth the money!!!
|That's great news, Stacy!! I'm so glad the bed is working well for you!
The hard part is when you have to travel and sleep in a regular bed. Ugh! I always wake up with aching hips and lower back. I saw a commercial for one hotel chain that said they now had Select Comfort beds, but I can't remember which one! Will have to go to the SC site - I'm sure they'd have it on their site.
|WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT THINK OF BUYING A BED OR ANYTHING ELSE FROM ASTRABEDS.COM. IN MY OPINION THEY ARE A LOW LIFE SPAMMING COMPANY, AND IF YOU BUY ANYTHING FROM ASTRABEDS.COM YOU ARE SUPPORTING THE TYPE OF PEOPLE WHO FILL YOUR MAILBOX WITH SPAM.|
The same company has spammed this thread before, and I just removed the post. 2 strikes and you're out.
After doing a lot of research, I learned that there's more than just Tempurpedic out there. Tempurpedic is overpriced in my opinion. I ended up buying a memory foam bedfrom www.astrabeds.com and it has been great. It did take a few days to get used to though. The third day I remember waking up and thinking it was the deepest sleep I experienced in quite some time. I got a Memory Foam Pillow also from them. They pillow is heavy and supports my neck well. I have broad shoulders and I used to use 2 pillows. Some people don't like memory foam beds, but for me it has been great.
|I hate mine!!!!!!!!!!! I have had nothing but trouble with the company. I sent them numerous letters letting them know how unhappy I was with mine and I am stuck with a bed that hasn't lived up to any of expectations. After having this bed for aboutr 2 years and changing from a dual full to a single full my back is still killing me and my neck started aching about 5 months ago.
They would not let me return it, so I am stuck paying for a $2,000 bed that I hate and can't afford another box spring and mattress. I wish that I hadn't fallen for the commercial with Lindsay Wagner saying how woinderful it was. I haven't had a decent nights sleep since I bought it!
|We have had ours for 3 years. Every 2 or 3 months I like to strip it down, take the zip off mattress cover off to vacuum for dust and those invisable mites. Both of us have allergies so keeping the bed and bedroom healthy is important....... SO I nearly fainted when I was greeted with a complete sheet of nasty black mold inside of the bed. When you think about it why wouldn't the mold grow and fester inside of this thing. The air chambers are plastic and the matress isn't ventilated in anyway. The Sleep number brand "box spring" is nothing but a big piece of plastic that doesn't help the situation.
Sleep number bed owners did you realize that you are NOT supposed to make your bed each morning? The company recomends that you leave your bed linens open to allow your bed to properly vetilate. Sorry, but I'm just can't NOT make my bed each day....... I can't walk out of the bedroom and leave the sheets hanging off of the end of the bed even if the company gives me a get-out-of-making-your-bed-free-card every morning. If I had know any this I never would have bought this bed. Being a pet lover our animals have the run of the house. They might actually run this house....... LOL They take over the bed during night and day. We joke about each having different sleep numbers. My only pet peeve is when they go under the blankets, so if I didn't make the bed they would be all over the same sheet that I sleep on. Might just be a pet peeve. Sorry that pun was a little too easy to throw in there. Now I'm wondering how if mold has has affected our babies? Needless to say Monday morning a call will be placed to the Sleep Number company. I'd like to hope that they will stand behind their product. Anyone else had this problem?
|I had a rotator cuff tear on my right shoulder in March, 2005. My one year old pillowtop mattress that was a bit too firm (but I still loved it), suddenly became a torture rack! I've had two surgeries, but still can only sleep on my high quality 7" futon mattress (not the best, but more comfortable than our main bed). My hubby misses me sleeping with him , but the expense and not knowing what bed would be better for me has kept me from investing in either a tempurpedic or select comfort bed. I have an issue with temperature at night so I have ruled out the tempurpedic, but I have allergies, so this mold thing has me worried . Has anyone else had this problem???
Hi to Stacey, do you have an update on your bed? You've had it for a while now. Any mold? Thanks for any feedback!
|My husband bought us a sleep number bed five years ago when I had rotator cuff issues. I grew up sleeping on a firm mattress, but the rotator cuff would not let me sleep on our regular mattress.
I love it. It does seem a bit warmer than our old mattress, but I like that. My husband goets hot easily, so we just keep the ceiling fan on at night.
I like the flexibility to adjust the firmess depending on how my shoulder is feeling (I am dealing with omy other shoulder now, sigh).
We have had no issues with mold. The dogs sleep on the bed and it tolerates 250 lbs of dogs without any problem - we were concerned about it before we got it.
|After reading the mold issue, I decided to tear apart my Select Comfort. How many mattresses allow you to disassemble it? I unzipped the top, pulled back the eggcrate top, pulled out the air bladders and size foam bumpers and found...............nothing. No mold, no dust. Looked brand new. My bed is at least 10 years old.
I'm not surprised since dust mites need humidity of at least 50% to thrive and mold not much more. So apparently the person with the mold problem lives in a high moisture area and needs a room dehumidifier. Upon further web examining, mold can be found on all types of beds, innerspring, foam, water, and air especially when a waterproof or mite proof cover is used. One site specifically mentions the bed must be allowed to air out for an hour each day.
My mother has a Thermopedic and indeed must allow her mattress and bedding to dry each morning.
|I got my first sleep number twin bed over 10 years ago. I convinced my husband to get a queen sized for us about 5 years ago.
I have all sorts of problems (fibromyalgia, etc), and the sleep number really has been the best bed for me by far. It feels good to go to bed.
My husband is not as convinced. It was better for him when we put a 3" foam top on it. And he doesn't mind it.
I seemed to develop allergies out of the blue about 18 months ago. I looked for mold and dust mights all over the place, but couldn't seem to identify the problem. Then today, I opened up the mattress to readjust the foam pads (which are really hopelessly matted).
EWWW! It is coated with mold, and it's really really damp in a big huge circle. The outside of the mattress is bone dry and unstained, as usual. My husband has a sore throat from me dragging the mattress out of the room.
Our room has a humidifier with a thermostat, and the room has been at a steady 45 % since last summer. (I live in WI - so the humidity outside is much much lower).
|We had the mold problem until we discovered that my night sweats were the culprit. Thanks to modern medicine, that problem is now under control.
Any ideas on how to get rid of the mold? Will the air chambers have to be replaced? I'm afraid to clean them with any kind of mold remover for fear of damaging the bed.
|I have had a Select comfort for years i had real bad back and circulatory issues after a work accident . I am sure this thing has saved my life. for the people who had asked I have gotten a leak in the air bag after i moved, SC sold me a new one for like 20-30 bucks. (Twin) (Part of there prorated warranty) I am going on 10 years now the foam in the cover has seen better days but all and all its held up well.|
|O on the mold note. There was a bad batch of Scs a few years ago with a mold issue (normally the materials are anti-mold one batch was not) SC recalled and replaced them last i herd.|
|We are now the proud owners of 2 Select Comfort beds. Had to replace the single mattress in our daughter's former room with a queen bed, so just moved the queen from our son's former room to her room, moved our SC bed to his room and bought a new SC bed for ourselves. The first one is 5 years old now and is as good as new. Since we had to dismantle it to move it to the other room, I know there was no mold.
Honestly, in my opinion, this is the best bed for the money for my back.
|The mold problem was resolved and users were given replacement beds. They changed vendors and have had no more problems. My son got new bed and he had it 9 years.!
He likes a "board" and she likes a "hammock" so works great!
I purchased one last month and LOVE it. I used to have hip pain from bursitis, but NO longer. The bed is so comfy, don't want to get up.
sleepless in seattle wrote:
I had a rotator cuff tear on my right shoulder in March, 2005. My one year old pillowtop mattress that was a bit too firm (but I still loved it), suddenly became a torture rack! I've had two surgeries, but still can only sleep on my high quality 7" futon mattress (not the best, but more comfortable than our main bed). My hubby misses me sleeping with him , but the expense and not knowing what bed would be better for me has kept me from investing in either a tempurpedic or select comfort bed. I have an issue with temperature at night so I have ruled out the tempurpedic, but I have allergies, so this mold thing has me worried . Has anyone else had this problem???
Hi to Stacey, do you have an update on your bed? You've had it for a while now. Any mold? Thanks for any feedback!
If you have mold, should call the company. They will provide a new one as they have changed vendors of the bags. My son had his 9 years and got a new bed.
|I so looked forward to a great night sleeping on my new tempur pedic mattress. I slept great the first night...I had put a sleeping bag under the bottom sheet to cut down on the terrible petroleum like smell that the new mattress emits for several days. When I removed the sleeping bag all heck broke loose..my back ached in the morning, followed by hip pain the following days. I slept three hours last night because the mattress was very cold and absorbed my body heat. It felt a lot like sleeping on an air mattress while camping. I couldn't get warm (I sleep in unheated room with windows open and enjoy many blankets for warmth), and the mattress was hard as a brick. I returned it today for a pillowtop BeautyRest mattress and I love it!|
|I love ours........ carted it down to Mexico and will get another one for up North when i go back there............ have one in both houses.|
|We have had the Select Comfort Bed for 6-7 years.....only 1 year did I sleep in it. My husband has the whole California King to himself. Here's the thing about the "adjustable" part: It is a chamber, one on each side, that you can fill with air or let air out to make it firmer or softer. Ha! Firm is "full of air" and harder.....but "soft" means let the air out and sink in a hole. That's the difference. A hole, or no hole! My husband likes it firm so he is fine whereas I can't take it so firm so I let some air out. Well, then it is just a matter of "how deep" I wand the hole! I ruptured a disc in my back almost 30 years ago and so I have a sensitive back. When I sleep on this bed, I begin aching in a matter of a couple hours and IF I stay in it the whole night, I can barely get out of bed or walk in the morning. If you plan on trying one of these, pay full price and then supposedly you can return it if you don't like it. I actually don't believe you'd get away with it but we for sure could not....because we got a discount for buying one that was "returned/reconditioned" making return an impossibililty. We were STUCK with it! I'm saving for some kind of adjustable bed, but won't fall for being stuck with a lemon again. Somehow I will try it out first. Thinking on Tempurpedic....it is the expensive BASE that makes the adjustment.....so I guess you can get a new adjustable base for any Tempurpedic that you already have. I still worry about them being HOT. Thanks for listening!|
|We have had a Tempurpedic bed for 5-6 years and we love,love, love it!! My father bought the Select Comfort and he is selling it and replacing it with the Tempurpedic. If there is a down fall....it is that your typical sheets are too big and the sheets that Tempurpedic sells....are boring and expensive for how boring they are.|
|About Select Comfort - we purchased 2 top of the line beds. One queen for our daughter and a king for my husband and me.|
My initial reaction to the bed was that I was never quite comfortable at any setting. I always felt that I was stuck in a hammock. My husband loved it.
About 4 years after acquiring the beds, I began waking up with upper respiratory congestion Starting in September. I attributed it to season allergies and went about my business. Unfortunately, I got progressively worse. I wound up on steroids, antibiotics, and decongestants. Then, I went away on a business trip. Suddenly, my symptoms disappeared. I was fine, no congestion, and no laryngitis. I was away for a week. The morning following my return, I was once again congested with no voice. I began investigating by unzipping our bed. To my horror, I discovered huge black spots of mold on my husband's side of the bed. My side was pure white. Upon inspecting our daughter's bed, I discovered the same mold, although to a lesser degree than my husband's.
The mold's repercussions are beyond quantifying - the day following the mold discovery, I rode my horse. A deer spooked my horse, my allergy disrupted equilibrium could not withstand the huge leap and off I went. Result - broken ankle that dangled at the end of my leg. No voice to call for help and a horse in my hand. I finally got back to the barn and got help. The inconvenience of the broken ankle, the loss of income from not being able to work, the subsequent results of the broken ankle and my shattered confidence in my horse, my loss of desire to ride, thereby not exercising her led to her ultimate demise where she secummed to laminities resulting from EMS (equine metabolic syndrome) where an equine athlete suddenly stops working and her metabolism slowed down. I am still not right with my ankle after years of PT.
I wouldn't think about a foam or air mattress for a second. Stick to conventional mattresses that breathe and do not retain heat or cause condensation.
It has been my goal to try to educate as many people as possible about the perils of sleeping with mold with the Select Comfort / Sleep Number bed. STAY AWAY!!
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