Monday, February 13, 2017

Our New Bed

We finally, after a year of trying to make a decision, purchased a new California King Select Comfort Numbers Bed to replace the one we bought many years ago.

The warranty on Select Comfort beds is 25 years, and we had ours for probably 16 years before we started to notice that it was just not providing the support as well as in earlier years.  So we replaced some of the internal foam pieces (each has a different density and serves a specific purpose).  That helped, but only for a while.

The fact that we (mostly me) weigh more than we did years ago is probably a major factor in the foam not performing well.  I'm working on the weight problem but we needed to make a decision on getting a new bed.  And as of Friday, February 10, 2017 we're sleeping on a new Select Comfort bed.

It feels great, much better than our old bed.  So we're pleased and are looking forward to many more years of joyous sleep comfort.

The old bed still had plenty of life left in it so we offered it for sale on our neighborhood internet chat room to the first person who wanted to buy it.  Within five minutes of posting, a nearby neighbor/friend rung our doorbell and said he wanted to buy it.  He paid the asking price, but because it requires special California King sheets and comforter, we threw in for free a complete set that I didn't particularly care for because it was too light weight.

He said he had three possible places where it may end up being used: to replace his and his wife's bed, replace his athletic son's bed, or replace the bed he hates in their beach house.  No matter where it ends up, I think it will be welcomed and appreciated.

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that our new bed is loaded with technology that actually measures our time in the bed, the amount of 'restful sleep,' 'restless sleep,' and even periods when we may be out of bed during bathroom breaks or can't sleep moments.

Once our Age, Height and Weight is programmed, the app will help to determine our best setting for a good night's sleep.

It even measures and records our heart and breathing rates (don't ask me how), and precisely how long if takes for us to actually fall asleep once we climb into bed.

The results of all this data is calculated to be our nightly 'SleepIQ.'  That number can accumulated and then be used to help determine which number setting (air mattress is best for each of us).  My number is 40 now but will likely be lowered to 35 in a few nights because 35 provides the softer bed that I prefer.

But the real number to look at is my SleepIQ.  97 for last night.  I got some great sleep.

Judy's SleepIQ will probably suggest a higher number because of her age, height and weight and personal preferences suggest a firmer bed.

But if either of us decides for whatever reason, that we want to sleep at a higher number for the night, we can just instruct the wireless controller to take us that number.  In a few seconds the mattress will be providing additional support on just our side.  And by simply pressing the Favorites button, it will take us back to our preferred support.

This is so cool.  Instead of just thinking, "I feel like I slept well last night" we can actually see a graph of exactly how well it was.  It's one of the first things we check on our computer and smart phone every morning.

We're going to love this new bed.

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