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Old 11-03-07, 08:40 AM   #1
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A little of topic, but...

I need a new bed and being a clyde, comfort and longevity are rather a big deal do to the cost of a quality mattress. The wife and I were looking at the Select Comfort (Sleep Number) beds and had a couple of questions. So if you have one:

1. How do you like it
2. Any issues or concerns?
3. Model you bought
4. Would you buy one again?

I am looking at buying the 7000 series.

I know this is not really a bike thread, but I did not really want to post in Foo cause I am looking for real answers on this.
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Old 11-03-07, 09:03 AM   #2
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You're right, it is of topic and should be in a general or foo forum.........Unless of course you sleep with your bike next to your bed like I do, then it's back on topic. Next time, make sure you state all pertinent facts in the original post!

Oh, real answer. I wouldn't know cause I can sleep on a crappy bed, sofa, the floor, tile, carpet, dirt, concrete and I wouldn't know the difference!
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I know I ride much better when I've had a good night's sleep...are we back on topic?

I've never slept on one but did have a coworker tell me that she and her hubby were disappointed...I don't know why...could have been high expectations? I know I like a really firm mattress and really go for Sterns and Foster
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I can't speak for the Select Comfort (I did have that in mind to check out one day for possibly my next bed though).

I have a pretty nice memory foam mattress (not theTempurpedic, but one as good if not better) and it is NOT the best mattress for a Clyde. It keeps your indentation and thus needs to be rotates CONSTANTLY.
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Old 11-03-07, 09:36 AM   #5
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To bring it completely in topic: Clyde's and Athena's require a good sleeping foundation to allow for good relaxation. Proper sleep is essential to both weight loss as well as cellular repair and flushing out metabolic wastes as well. If you don't get the proper amount of time in the alpha cycle during your sleep, your Epinephrine-Norepinephrine cycle won't properly stimulate your kidneys and consequently, you get less effective waste removal of particulate (Spent partial proteins and RNA fragments) from your bloodstream. This reduces your metabolism's ability to operate at peak efficiency, which can stall weight loss.


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I'm like Mr.Beans ...Dirt,concrete,sofa,chair doesnt matter for me...but Some friends of mine have the sleep number bed and they seem to like it,I gave them a good ribbing for dropping that kind of cash on a bed...
oh and their newlyweds soooo... it probably doesnt count away..any bed would be spectacular to them.
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The wife and I have a cal king select comfort 5000 I think. I will never own another bed (I am thinking about getting one for my 5th wheel). I am 230 and she is 125. We have adjustable sides for our own weight and preference for the mattress firmness. We have no concerns the bed and the customer service is first rate. The bed is shipped via UPS and is a snap to set up. I would recommend the wireless compressor remote. Get one you won't be sorry.
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I know I ride much better when I've had a good night's sleep...are we back on topic?

I've never slept on one but did have a coworker tell me that she and her hubby were disappointed...I don't know why...could have been high expectations? I know I like a really firm mattress and really go for Sterns and Foster
I have a Sterns and Foster now and it's about 12 years old and ready to go. I dropped a lot of cash on it when I did buy, but I like the ability to make the bed harder or softer as needed
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If you or your bedmate have an allergy or sensitivity to natural rubber latex, do not buy a a Select Comfort bed. Your first night's sleep in it just might be your last. (Most conventional matresses do not contain natural rubber latex.)
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Never even seen one, but for what it's worth, a co-worker of mine bought one about a year ago, and she's still talking about how much she likes it. She's about 5'2" and 110 pounds, and he's 6 feet at at least 275. She says it's the first time they've ever both been comfortable in a bed.
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On chiropractor's recommendation, I came REALLY close to buying one. Then i found a queen-size 9-inch extra-firm futon for $250. I love it.
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If you or your bedmate have an allergy or sensitivity to natural rubber latex, do not buy a a Select Comfort bed. Your first night's sleep in it just might be your last. (Most conventional matresses do not contain natural rubber latex.)
Yeesh! Hopefully that's somewhere in their documentation, and not just something you 'find out' on your own. I've got a mild latex allergy, and I know that it's pretty irritating. I can't imagine a severe allergy, and spending 8 hours essentially surrounded by the stuff.

In case that is an issue; The girl and I have a Serta Select, and it's really comfortable. Neither one of us is under 200 pounds, and the support has held up fine so far. Of course, you are stuck with just one mattress firmness for the entire thing.
Now, something you might consider is getting 2 individual smaller mattresses and putting them together on a single frame, then topping them with a light mattress pad to cover the center seam where they're separated. That way you can both have the firmness you want on your side.
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I have an air bed comparable to the Select Comfort that I purchased from airbedz.com. I've had it for a number of years (more than 10) and really like it. If I'm feeling extra stiff or noodly, I can just adjust the amount of air in the chambers. Like the SC, mine has separate controls for each side, so I can have mine set the way I like it (a little squishy) and the wife can have hers set the way she likes it (way too hard).
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My wife and I have had a select comfort for about 5 years. When we got it I was about 275 and she was about 110. She didn't even notice when I got in or out of bed. We love to travel but always look forward to getting back to OUR bed. I don't think we will ever own anything else.

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I have an air bed comparable to the Select Comfort that I purchased from airbedz.com. I've had it for a number of years (more than 10) and really like it. If I'm feeling extra stiff or noodly, I can just adjust the amount of air in the chambers. Like the SC, mine has separate controls for each side, so I can have mine set the way I like it (a little squishy) and the wife can have hers set the way she likes it (way too hard).
Thanks for the input. I am going to take a look at the Comfortaire bed as well. Seems very comparable for less money.
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