You see, I went out and purchased our traditional mattress and box spring bed a few years ago...without him...and, well, thinking back on it now, it would have made more sense for him to tag along.
Having lived with sciatica for years (giving birth to 4 kids will do that to a person) and most recently diagnosed with a couple of herniated discs (which, btw, is just as painful as it sounds) not to mention, my husband can pretty much fall asleep anywhere, or at anytime, standing up even (I kid you not) I just figured he wouldn't be as picky with a mattress.
I was wrong. Apparently, he doesn't care for sleeping on what he describes as "a marshmallow" and insists that, with my constant tossing and turning (stupid, chronic back pain) I need more room than he does.
Is it wrong that I'm getting just a little jealous of the couch?
We were contacted by the Sleep Number folks and given the opportunity to test drive the new Sleep Number m7 Memory Foam Bed (seriously, nearly wept with joy and found it real difficult to come up with a coherent response, I know!) after a week, my husband is STILL sleeping on the couch and here's why:
First, here's a quick video showcasing the Sleep Number m7 Memory Foam Bed's key features:
Sounds great, right? Here's our take on the key features mentioned in the video:
Three (3) inches of exclusive Sleep Number CoolFit foam with gel technology provide a cool, soothing sleeping surface:
Frankly, I am at that stage in life where my body has a hard time regulating its temperature (okay, I sweat A LOT!) throughout the day. So, yes, I was very concerned about the memory foam and being able to stay cool-er at night. I am very happy to tell you that it's been over a week now and I have not experienced any major night sweats -- any more than usual, I mean -- stupid perimenopause.
Exclusive Sleep Number DualAir technology lets sleepers adjust firmness on each side of the mattress for their ideal level of comfort:
I nervously waited for my husband to get home before trying out the mattress for the first time and flash-backed to our honeymoon: we BOTH thought the bed sucked, so we slept on the floor. True story.
Aaaanyway, according to the instructions included with our new Sleep Number bed, both sides of the bed were set at 100 (the firmest setting, btw) so, my husband lies down and hollers, "PERFECT, don't change a thing!"
Further proof that my husband Garth (not his real name) can pretty much sleep on sheetrock if need be.
The Sleep Number bed’s DualAir technology distributes your weight more evenly, reducing the pressure points that can cause tossing and turning:
On other hand, I started out as a 45 (the lowest setting is zero, btw) and, after a week of going a little firmer/softer, my preferred sleep number seems to be 35 or what I would describe as "feather-bed-soft" at the moment, anyway.
Then again, there are days when my back requires added support for me to feel any sort of comfort, more or less, which is my key takeaway of owning an adjustable bed like this.
I was happy to learn that my Sleep Number bed will not deflate during a power surge or power loss:
Good thing because, between wicked thunder storms, exploding transformers and the occasional Nor'easter (welcome to Jersey!) we lose power ALL THE TIME! Still. We are using a surge protector, just in case.
More importantly, I don't feel as if I'm rolling toward the edge or toward the center of the bed:
A key concern for couples, I would think, especially if you happen to find yourself spooning with your bed partner...more often than not...you're welcome!
The retail price of a Queen Sleep Number m7 bed set is $3,199.98, is currently on sale for sale $2799.98 (shipping and installation are not included in this price) and still may be a bit of a stretch for an average family (like ours) considering most people are on a pretty tight budget, these days (us too!):
If I had to choose a downside, this would be it. However, I don't mind telling you that we paid nearly $2,000 for our traditional coil mattress and box spring (you know, the one my husband hates to sleep on) and there is a Sleep Number bed available to suit every budget (starting out at $699.00) each with a limited, 20-year warranty.
Aaaaand, you could always test drive a Sleep Number Bed yourself:
Sleep Number offers a 30-Day In home trial -- basically, you sleep on your new Sleep Number bed for a full 30 nights and if you are not completely satisfied, Sleep Number will reimburse the full purchase price (minus your shipping, home delivery and set up fees, if any) and you pay for return shipping.
Visit a store to have a Sleep Professional guide you through their exclusive IndividualFit 3-D Imaging to find your Sleep Number:
You will be able to see and feel the bed conforming to your body. There are more than 380 Sleep Number stores across the country. Go to sleepnumber.com or call (800) Sleep Number or (800) 753-3768 to find one near you.
So, why was my husband REALLY on the couch last night?
Because somebody is recovering from pneumonia, has been having a REAL hard time falling asleep and that same somebody's sleep number happens to be 100, too.
She also shares a bedroom, with 2 older sisters. Enough said.
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Disclosure: We received a free Sleep Number m7 Memory Foam bed to review from Select Comfort / Sleep Number for this post. No payment was received for this blog post. As always, all the words and opinions expressed here are our own.