We love our NEW Sleep Number® m7 bed! Review

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Sometime during the 19th year of life my back went haywire.  Perhaps it was that waitressing job at the Polynesian Cultural Center.  Perhaps it was my insanely tight hamstrings and abdominal muscles rebelling against the extreme stretching they experienced at the height of my pubescent growth.  Or, perhaps, it was a combination of the two.  Whatever the cause, my back quickly exchanged its youthful ability to move freely, without pain for the back of one far past the prime of life.

I do what I can with stretching and exercise to keep back pain at bay, but sleep….Ah, sleep has been my nemesis for many years.  It isn’t that I don’t like to sleep.  My husband could tell you that I am quite the opposite.  Indeed, we joke that I slept my way through about half our courtship.  No, I love sleep.  What I don’t like is how uncomfortable sleeping is.

When my husband and I got married we bought a memory foam bed that, we thought, was going to solve a lot of my back pain.  Well, it was better than the 20 year old, landlord owned, student used mattress I was then sleeping on, but by no means did it end my back pain.  For seven years I’ve slept like a barrel on the move, waking up every hour or so to rotate my sore body out of one sleeping position and into the next.

Last year I told The Husband that I wanted to start saving up for a Sleep Number bed. I’d seen them on TV and was fascinated by the ability for each sleeper to choose their own sleep number to determine the firmness or softness of the mattress.  I was so excited when, this month, we got our very first Sleep Number® bed!

We received the new Sleep Number® m7 Bed with 3 inches of CoolFit™ Foam. The set up process was a breeze! I just stood back and let the Sleep Number techs put our bed together.  All said the process took about 30 minutes or so. Because The Husband and I had been to a Sleep Number store and done the IndividualFit 3-D Imaging we already had a general idea of what our ideal sleep numbers would be.  The 3-D imaging shows you the amount of pressure on your body at the different sleep numbers (sleep numbers relate to the firmness of your mattress; the higher the number, the more firm the mattress).  In store I settled on 35 and The Husband settled on 60 or 65.

Here is a fun little slideshow I made of our experience.

We knew that whenever trying out a new bed, mattress, or mattress topper you need to give your body up to several days to adjust.  It took me just two days before my body adjusted to the soft number 35.  I felt a little like Goldilocks, “This number is much too hard.  This number is much too soft.  And this number is just right!”.  The Husband took a little longer to adjust finally settling on 40 (I’m convinced he has his side too low though).  He also had several outside stress factors that were inhibiting good sleep so it took him a full two weeks before he settled on a number.

A unique feature of the m7 bed is the CoolFit™ foam.  The CoolFit™ is infused with gel to keep your bed cool and allow for a more restful sleep.  Maintaining a cool temperature in the room is key to a restful sleep.  We still have our thermostat up too high most nights (I always forget to turn it down when I got to bed) so despite the CoolFit my feet still get too hot.  The CoolFit foam is nice, but I’m afraid it doesn’t work miracles.

The Final Verdict?

I am loving the m7 Sleep Number bed!  I am much less sore when I wake up in the morning. I think some amount of soreness is normal given my unusually tight hamstrings and abdominal muscles, but I’m no longer having frequent headaches due to back and neck muscle pain.  The Husband, who really liked our old bed, likes the Sleep Number bed but doesn’t find it any more or less comfortable than our other.  Just goes to show you why DualAir™ technology that lets each sleeper select their own optimal comfort number is so important.

All Sleep Number beds come with a 30 Night Trial, meaning, if you’re not 100% satisfied after 30 nights you can return your bed and be refunded the full purchase price less the shipping and set up fees.  In addition to that all beds come with a full 2 year warranty and a 20 year limited warranty.

For just a couple more days Sleep Number is running their Memorial Day Sale! You can receive 50% off a Sleep Number Silver Edition bed and 25% off select bedding items.  Be sure to check out Sleep Number’s great financing options!

Don’t forget to follow Sleep Number on facebook for great sleep advice and updates on their latest promotions!

Disclosure: I received a Sleep Number bed, at no cost to myself, in order to facilitate a review.  All opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.


About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. We have talked about going with a Sleep Number bed too! I just started having some back trouble, likely from incorrectly picking up my monsters! ;-) We may have to start saving for one too!
  2. Thanks for the great review. A good matttress really does make a big difference when it comes to a good night's sleep and aches/pains! I love the warranty and satisfaction plan too. Great slideshow
  3. Right now we have a pillow top and don't like it anymore. Granted, we have had it for five years now and need a new mattress. A sleep number is one we have talked about. I just love that you can make it comfortable for each person. Great review!
  4. Great review! We wont even talk about my horrible bed! A Sleep Number bed is on our wish list, my DH really wants one! Thank you so much for all of the great information! Happy sleeping!
  5. Wow! Talk about an amazing bed. If we didn't co sleep, I would probably jump on one of these. I tend to have to get in one comfortable spot and then no more moving. I hope that this bed solves your back problems :)
  6. That sounds sooooo wonderful! Glad they had a crew that put it together for you, I'd not want to put all that together myself LOL I want to go to a sleep number store and get "fitted." Then maybe I can sleep like a baby! (first my kids have to sleep through the night and NOT with me hehehehe) Loved the slideshow! Very informative!
  7. What a bevy of informationn! I love how you can tailor it to you and I think anything that gives you 100% satisfaction guaranteed is a win:win situation. Our mattress is THE worst. Although, I've heard of the Sleep # bed, I really didn't know much about it. What parent couldn't use a better night sleep?
  8. Fabulous!! I'd love a Sleep Number bed!! My husband likes a mattress that is practically sleeping on concrete & I'd prefer some nice and soft! I CANNOT stand our current mattress (TOO hard for me), especially since I'm pregnant right now! Thanks for the great info!
  9. Wow great review. My fav podcast Manic Mommies have been sponsored by Sleep Number for a few months now ajd ever since I have been wanting one. Seriously sounds like an amazing place to rest your head. And I'm sure I would never get my kids out of our bed either.
  10. A Sleep Number Bed is on my wish list. My husband and I have such different preferences in mattress firmness and it seems one of us is always unhappy. Maybe one day! Thanks for the great review!
  11. What a great review. I'd love to have one of these beds, my hubs and I both suffer from night sweats, and we have very different back issues. The coolfit sounds great!! I'm glad you have an amazing bed that you love now!
  12. So jealous! I have heard how amazing Sleep Number beds are....Since having my back surgery I have come to realize how crummy my mattress really is, your review highlights it even more. A Sleep Number is at our new mall, I may have to find out what my number is :0)
  13. We've been thinking about getting one. Your bed frame is cute too.
  14. I am all over this new sleep number bed! I have a pillow and I love it.
  15. These mattresses are wonderful.
  16. This is my dream bed. Can I come sleep at your house? LOL!
  17. we have a sleep number bed, and i love it! never slept better!
  18. Janet W. says
    I've always wanted to try one of these mattresses! We've been using a Serta for YEARS and I think we need an upgrade!
  19. I have read lots of other reviews like these which states that they have found comfort in the sleep number beds despite their discomfort from previous injuries. All I can say is that sleep number beds can somehow give miracles.