A few weeks, maybe months ago, I received a request on behalf of Select Comfort/Sleep Number to do a product review of the Sleep Number® m7 Memory Foam bed. Initially, I was reluctant to try or even keep the bed for a variety of reasons:
1) I’m a single mom with limited budget, would my readers be able to afford a product like this?
2) A bed is a bed right? How much value would a product like this really bring to me, when all I really need is a mattress to sleep on?
So I initially did not perceive value in the product because I thought it was out of my price range and budget. However, I have been PROVEN WRONG! While it is not the cheapest bed you’ll ever buy, it has so many features and benefits that it is well worth the cost. I went out and bought my parents one.
The benefits of sleep for the single mom
According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, adequate sleep is important for learning, memory, motivation, mood and our perception of events. You can read more at Healthysleep.med.harvard.edu. If as a single mother, you give yourself anything, it would be a good night’s sleep. We are busy working, managing the household, sometimes managing children’s schedules all by ourselves. We worry about finances, and a myriad of things and so good sleep is important for helping us to make good decisions. I don’t know of any single moms out there that don’t lose sleep every once in a while. That’s the main reason why I believe that if you have to indulge in something for yourself, get a good night’s rest and the Sleep Number Memory Foam Beds are the indulgence you NEED to give to yourself. Also, you spend about 30% of your life sleeping and its an important function for us, so why not help make it the best sleep possible?
What is the Sleep Number® m7 Memory Foam bed?
This is not just a bed, this is a sleep system. While I got a queen sized version of the bed, they are available in full, twin long, queen, expanded queen, king, california king, and split king. With a remote, you can adjust for firmness on each side of the mattress (king and queen sizes) on what I call a “bed of air” which is actually the exclusive SLEEP NUMBER® DualAir™ technology. Based upon a certain number from 0 to 100, you use the remote control to find your number, set it, forget it and if anything changes in your life to change it.
Other features include:
- CoolFit™ foam with gel technology for a cool, soothing sleeping surface
- It contours to your body well and very breathable
- 12-inch bed and soft knit fabric
- Wireless remote system that can set your number and also full fill your bed
Let’s talk about the temperature control. My AC went out last night and I live in Texas. Enough said! So while I endured the 90 degree heat in the house, the coolest place to be was in my bedroom (dark) and on my bed. With it’s cooling gel technology the mattress remained cooler than other memory foam mattresses and it was still comfortable to sleep on.