We can't remember exactly how long we had our previous mattress, but I'm embarrassed to say it had probably been about 12 years. We had literally worn two large his and hers "troughs" in it, so we knew it needed to be replaced. In addition, it had become an increasing challenge, and more painful, for Ernie to turn over in bed without the resistance of a more firm mattress. His sleep patterns were horrible and he just never could seem to get a good night's sleep after the damage to his sacrum, and being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. If a new mattress would help, I was all for it!
Having friends who highly recommended them, we decided to look at Sleep Number mattresses and I'm so glad we did! My sleep number is 30 and EZ's is 70! That should tell you why we've had such a time over the years deciding on a mattress that made us both happy. Being the sweet husband that he is, he would always give in to a my desire for a softer mattress, always wishing he could put a board under his side. Now, we can both have what we want in the same bed with the simple push of a button! (I really don't mean to sound like a commercial for Sleep Number!).
They advertise the following based on studies at Stanford and Duke Universities:
1. A better quality of sleep.
2. More deep, restorative sleep with fewer sleep disturbances.
3. Improved energy and well-being
4. Back-pain relief.
5. 20 years durability.
We decided to get the Split King Mattresses and FlexFit Adjustable Base so that each of us could raise the head, mid-section or foot of the bed independently, if needed. Ernie can adjust his side and toss and turn half the night and I barely realize it...it's wonderful! His needs change depending on where his pain is, and the sleep number allows for flexibility. Too soon to tell about #5, but the other areas have definintely improved as compared to our old mattress.
EZ will tell you that with Multiple Myeloma, sleep is often illusive no matter what bed you're on, but overall we have been very happy with our new Sleep Number bed. Anyone else out there with a Sleep Number bed? What's your Sleep Number? Hope you sleep well and have a great weekend!