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  • cu_momo cu_momo Oct 3, 2006 3:25 PM Flag

    Air escape

    Does air escape from the bed? I believe all things made of air tend to deflate over time. This makes me wonder if my sleep number is 85 and over time I will notice the bed has gotten softer. Will the remote still show 85 or will the number have decrease as well? I just wonder how the remote is able to measure the firmness or softness of the bed? For example, you measure a tire pressure by putting a tire gauge into the tire. How do you measure the sleep number bed? Surely, it is not technically feasible to measure the bed wirelessly.
    I plan to call Select Comfort with this question but do you guys think its a dumb question?

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    • isn't there a compressor continually attached to the mattress? if so, wouldn't it kick on and adjust the pressure if it dropped below a certain limit? or does the compressor only kick on if you adjust the sleep number?

      • 1 Reply to sacman77
      • It is a pump not a compressor. The only way the mattress will raise or lower your Sleep Number is when you manually change it with the remote. Lets say your Sleep Number is a 45. Anytime you are laying on the bed the remote should read 45. If you get off the bed and hit the button on your remote the number will be lower. The reason for this is because the weight of your body is no longer on the mattress. That's why it is so important to always set your Sleep Number while laying on the mattress.

    • It is a matter of fact there is no other way than for the bed unit to send the pressure information to the else would the remote be able to display the information? There is a pressure tranducer in the mattress that continually monitors the mattress pressure.

    • Don't bother calling as you were correct the first time.
      It is PSI.
      Always lay in your bed when checking your Sleep Number.
      If the weight of your body isn't on your side the remote will give a lower reading because it won't reflect your body weight.
      Think of it as laying in a bath tub.
      The bigger you are the higher up the water will get towards the top.
      The converse, typically the larger person will have a higher Sleep Number.

    • Hasn't happened to anyone I know of and the company does back their product with a 20-yr limited warranty and their products are made very well. Obviously I'd assume 20 years later the product idnt in the same condition it is when you firts buy it but overall I know a lot of ppl who have these beds including me and none have had problems. I wouldnt worry too much but you could always call SCSS customer service for any questions on care or stop by the local store.

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