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Sleep Number Bed Final Review

by Kay~Kacey on 11/21/2009

It smells. Yes, my sleep number bed smells. Still.


Seriously, are they kidding me? It’s been a year. It still has a horrible plasticizers smell to it. Which means I periodically have to strip it apart. Why, yes, that is a window open in the middle of the winter, why do you ask?? :wallbash:


Then I drag all the bedding and pillows and quilts into the extra bedroom so THEY don’t pick up more of the smell while I’m airing out the bed.


THEN, I drag the egg cratey (is too a word) thingie out onto the balcony to air out. Seriously. Way to much work to do this all the time. I’m. So. Over. This. Bed.

Yes, it’s comfortable to sleep on…but I get the worst headaches from the odor. The sleep number bed smells. A year later. It smells like those old canvasy/plastic air mattress. Since the smell is still here a year later…after multiple times of doing this same chore of airing it out…I think the smell outweighs the comfort of the sleep. These things are too expensive to have such a major drawback. Oh, and I get Googled for “sleep number bed smell”, so I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.  Sigh. I hate it when we make a big purchase and it doesn’t turn out.  Okay, that’s my final answer. :shakehead:

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Flea November 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

What a horrible thing! My Hunny and I were considering one of these when our current mattress dies, but I guess we;ll rethink. We already know that the memory foam is out for us – hot and still. Ew. But fer reals? And I’m guessing you’ve tried everything there is to try? I’m so sorry.

Tori Lennox November 21, 2009 at 11:51 am

The smell would do me in, for sure. And I hate making purchases for things that don’t work out the way I plan. Happens way too often.

Mental P Mama November 21, 2009 at 11:59 am

Those fumes would give me a killer asthma attack. I think you should ask them to replace it. I’m feeling my oats today. Want me to do it for ya? :mad2:

Kate November 21, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Damn. This is not good. The cons far outweight the pros of a sweet good night’s sleep. By far.

Di November 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Hubby and I went through 2 very expensive beds before we found the 3rd that we BOTH sleep well on. The first one was a Soma system, don’t remember what the second one was, but now we have an expensive Beauty Rest and it’s divine. It’s been a pricey journey, but sometimes that’s what it takes to find night time comfort.

Sorry about the fumey smelling bed. I can about imagine the headaches it would give you. Best of luck with your next choice.

The Blue Ridge Gal
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ArizonaJ January 28, 2010 at 11:41 am

These beds are terrible AND the customer service at SC is poor at best. If you are considering to buy, freally do your homeowrk and TREAD THE RECEIPT as in my oipinion, they have a basic bait and switch operation going on when purchasing a limited edition bed. Buyer beware!

Courtney Cotton December 21, 2013 at 2:41 am

One of my best friends sold me her king sized sleep number bed because she was moving. I had never had a king so I bought it. She also gave me the bedding which I gave away because it had a smell. I then bought all new bedding which now reaks which is when I learned it is the bed that smells. What a pity because it is comfortable but the smell is nauseating and if you have ADD don’t even consider one. Off to research a regular or non air mattress

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