If your mattress is ten years old or more you do NOT> have a suitable bed for your health needs. My uncle used to say that you NEVER save dollars when you are considering buying a new bed. I always thought these words distilled so much wisdom within.
Last week I was reading some posts on improving sleep newsgroups and I found many messages claiming for the benefits of adjustable sleep number beds. Here you have some examples:
“My present mattress is twenty years old, so I must replace it with something. The sleep number bed seems ideal for my back problems, but they ARE awfully expensive, so I want to be sure before I invest in one. I know some of you have orthopaedic problems, arthritis, etc., and they are advertised as helpful for such things, so I was wondering if anyone here could give me first-hand information about these beds”
- “We’ve had a Select Comfort bed for about 5 years and it’s the nicest gift DH and I ever got for ourselves — I can’t say enough good things about how comfortable they are — I’d never go back to a regular bed. “
- “When I first tried the adjustable sleep number bed, my number was about 70 (and I suspect I might like it even firmer in actual use). It’s soft beds that are a problem for me. I’d have no difficulty with a sleeping bag and air mattress on the floor, If I could get DOWN there anymore! One big advantage of the sleep number is that you can change the degree of firmness at will – you’re not locked into it. (They do HAVE adjustable bed-bases for those who like them – but it’s the revolutionary mattress concept that interests me.)
- “We have a double and it has separate controls. I think you can get a double with only one but I think queens and kings always have two controls. We’ve had our bed a couple of years and love it. We bought it before they switched to the Sleep Number concept, it was just “SelectComfort” then. The nice thing is that you don’t get buyers remorse about buying a bed that’s too soft or too hard. Mattresses never feel the same when you just lay down at the store. Perhaps you think that getting a harder bed will solve the problem and you buy one and it doesn’t. It might take a few nights, but you’ll find the right level with the adjustable one. BTW, the storefronts are really just “order kiosks, ” or at least they were when we got one, therefore online ordering can be a good idea. They have it shipped directly to you by UPS and you assemble it (pretty easy, not heavy at all).