The Sleep Number m7 bed is a new bed offered by Sleep Number that is no wonder it is rated with 4/5 stars (there always has to be that one person that complains)! It is a DualAir technology bed that allows each partner to adjust their own firmness as well as feature a cool soothing sleeping surface. There is actually 3-inches of CoolFit foam with gel technology!
My husband and I bought our bed nine years ago and since we were just out of college and buying our first house, we bought the best mattress we could afford. I never really thought about it but I recently learned that Americans sleep one third of their lifetime! That is a lot of sleeping! If I would have knew that back then, I probably would have spent more time mattress shopping and allocated more money from our budget to it. I mean if you think about it, your day revolves around how much sleep you got – your either well rested or not and both can affect how your day flows.
So Sleep Number here I come! I never thought about a foam bed before but the more I read the more excited I got. Our bed delivery day finally arrived and two employees set it up in about 30 minutes. I was amazed how the bed came in boxes and how they built the platform out of these plastic pieces. The mattresses actually inflate and then are placed inside a sort of frame, I actually watched the whole installation.
Yes I took pictures while the employees were setting it up, and yes I am sure they thought I was crazy!
How everything arrived (well out of cardboard boxes)
Initial inflating was done in the hallway to speed things up while the rest of the bed was set up
The bottom frame
Bottom frame all set up (before covered with white Sleep Number fabric)
Frame of the “mattress” ready, just need to pop in inflated pillows
Ready to be zipped closed
Very small pump that needs to be plugged in
Once the set-up was down I was showed how easy it is to change my ‘number’ and as soon as I could I laid down and worked on it. It is super easy to work, just push a button on a cordless remote to control how soft or firm you want each side of the bed to be. I like hard, my husband soft, so the Sleep Number m7 is perfect for us. Oh and the pump that controls the air does have to be plugged in if your wondering.
I’d say it took about a week for each of us to find our optimum sleep number, each night getting better then the previous, until we were “sleeping on clouds.” I am a 35 (soft) my husband is a 50 (firm.) It is amazing how the foam just contours around your body and you sink into it. Don’t worry its not like a weird foam encasement feeling, but rather a sinking into comfort feeling. I really have no complaints about this bed, other than to say I wish I would have gotten one sooner! I used to wake up every morning with a pain in my lower back but now I wake up refreshed and comfortable. No pain. I also don’t think I toss and turn as much as I used to which meant less actual good sleep for me. Now I lay down and within minutes I am sleeping.
There is also the cooling technology of the mattress which I guess I never really noticed before how hot I was on my old mattress compared to this mattress. Its not like it is cold or anything, but rather it doesn’t absorb heat like my old mattress did, therefore I do not feel as hot at night, or at least that’s how I look at it.
I did have a few thoughts about how long Sleep Number beds last (since traditional mattresses do get old and dirty) and got a great answer from Sleep Number. “Sleep Number beds are made with materials that inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as mold and bacteria so they are easier to clean and have replaceable parts so less beds end up in the landfill.” It’s funny how I never thought of all the mattresses that are piled up in landfills, but with Sleep Number the parts are so small and replaceable so you can continue to use your Sleep Number bed for a long time! So a Sleep Number bed seems to be the more eco-friendly way to go!
Now I will say this bed is expensive (the queen m7 starts around $3000) but it is worth it. (There are a variety though of Sleep Number beds to choose from and financing, so you do have options.) Like did you know that Sleep Number is the only bed that is clinically proven to relieve back pain and improve sleep quality? Nearly seven million Americans have owned a Sleep Number bed. I feel too that if I am going to sleep one third of my lifetime then it should be on a good bed where I will actually get the sleep I need (and crave!)
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Mom and More Disclosure: I received a free Sleep Number m7 Memory Foam bed to review from Select Comfort / Sleep Number for this post in exchange for my honest opinion. Please see my Disclosure Policy.