Sleep Number beds - anyone got one? in Off-Topic Rampancy Posted May 4, 2007 I will put my .02$ in here, as I have been a mattress retailer/ manufactuerer for over eight years. The sleep number beds seem to be a love/hate type of bed (usually one person loves it, one hates it). Everyone I talk to about them either love them, or they have returned them within a few days because they couldn't stand them. They support you the same way water beds used too, support by displacement, your weight displaces the air until there is nowhere for it to go so it comes back and pushes against you. Tempurpedic/memory foam beds- Once again a love/hate thing here I personally love this type of foam. If you look at one of these, don't buy from tempurpedic, they do not have any special foam over any of the other companies that make matts. Just make sure that the foam is at least 5.0 density( if the company your looking at will not tell you the density, do not buy from them), the tempurpedic is 5.3, the matt we make using the foam from the same plant that tempur gets theirs from is 5.5, and we price ours about 1000$ less cause we don't make people pay for infomercials or free samples. Regular spring matts- If you are looking at regular matts, find a local factory direct if you can, I see you are in Texas, so I will say DO NOT buy from Mattress Giant (I worked for them up here in Illinois, till they sold their stores here), their product is no longer good. Their entire line up that they carry is now a one-sided no flip matt. These products are no good, do not believe anyone who tells you different, they were built to fail in 3-5 years and get you to buy a new one. I have proof of that in my bedroom, my GF and I both worked for Matt Giant and both won Simmons Matts during a meeting, we have a retail value of over 6000 of bedding. They are both failing in just over 4 years, giant body impressions and shifting coils, with no way to flip them to fix them. If you can find a local factory direct that is still making 2 sided matts, buy from them. Also know that all bedding will have to conform to the goverments new fire regulations by July. So do not believe people if they tell you their matts are all natural, as they have chemicals, or will in a few months. If you have any questions on any product out there, feel free to email me or PM me. I have probably either sold it, or know about it.