Monday, July 15, 2013

Sleep Number 0

We have a Sleep Number bed. Have had it since we moved to New Jersey in April, 2006. A Sleep Number bed is nothing more than a glorified, permanently installed air mattress. Still, since I like a firmer mattress than Lynne does, it has allowed us each to select our own level of comfort.

Recently, I noticed my side would deflate some overnight and throughout the day. Each night I'd need to adjust my side from a number of 45 to my comfort level of 60. 

So, yesterday I decided to follow some troubleshooting procedures to attempt to isolate the leak. I was not successful, but in the process did something that caused my side of the bed to completely deflate overnight. I tried pumping it back up a couple of times, but within minutes would be back to an empty air bladder. So, I had an uncomfortable night on a mattress with a Sleep Number of 0 -- not fun.

This morning I took it apart enough to refit all the plumbing and inflated it back up to 60. We'll see what it is tonight, but I can't spend another night tossing and turning in the equivalent of a hammock.

I hate mattress shopping, so am not sure of the next steps if I can't fix the mattress we have.

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 07/15/2013 at 08:58 AM
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  1. Good and bad news. The bad news is that the mattress continues to deflate throughout the night, requiring me to pump it back up 3 or 4 times during the night.

    The good news is that the mattress is still under some level of warranty coverage. Whether it turns out to be a pump or the air chamber on my side, the cost of a replacement is very reasonable with 52% covered under warranty.

    But, I still need to diagnose the source of the leak and to do that, I need some caps to hold air in the air chamber while the pump is disconnected. I ordered caps from them, but got notice they will come in 7 to 10 days! Can’t wait that long, so Lynne is going down to a store in the Rockaway Mall today (bless her heart.)

    Posted by Rick  on  07/17/2013  at  07:33 AM
  2. You looked so pitiful the other night when I woke up and looked over at you. You had pretty much disappeared from view.  rolleyes

    Posted by Lynne  on  07/17/2013  at  12:54 PM
  3. Lynne got some plugs for the air chamber, so last night I blew the bed up to very firm, quickly disconnected the pump and plugged the mattress. It did not leak! So, it is obviously the pump that is bad, so I’m going to call and get it replaced.

    Posted by Rick  on  07/18/2013  at  12:19 PM
  4. Still holding firm. Waiting on new pump.

    Posted by Rick  on  07/21/2013  at  05:22 AM
  5. Got the pump a couple of days ago. Installed it last night. Seems to work great. Quieter and faster than the old one. And, it comes with a wireless controller that seems to provide better information as well as having a memory function. Slept well last night.

    Posted by Rick  on  07/25/2013  at  06:59 AM

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