In December, right before Christmas, our bed was delivered and before I tell you about how the sleeping experience has been on our new bed, I first want to tell you about delivery and assembly.
A Sleep Number bed is not like a traditional bed. There is no “box spring” and the mattress itself comes into the house in quite a few different pieces.
Take a look at the before picture of our old bed:
And now let’s take a look at the setup process:
One thing that didn’t make it into the pictures is the pump. The pump sits under the head of the bed and a tube comes out of each air chamber and connects to it. The pump inflates or deflates the air chambers based upon where you set your Sleep Number using the included remote.
Obviously the install and setup of the Sleep Number beds is a little more time and labor intensive than slapping down the mattress on top of the box spring. The benefit to this type of system is that with everything being modular, if something goes wrong, gets stained, gets ripped, stops performing, it is easier to replace a single part. From my perspective this makes for a much longer life possible for the bed!
Stay tuned for more information about the features of the Sleep Number i8 bed and about whether or not our sleep quality has improved with this new bed.Note: we received the product shown for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.