Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sleep Number p6 Bed Set (and a chance to win)

This is my bed (look up!).

I've been sleeping in it for about six years now.  I bought the bed frame from my old roommate in college, where we shared a small one-bedroom apartment in Westwood, CA among three girls.  It was a solution back then, a way that I could actually fit into a small space.

And now, it's a pain in the neck (literally, especially lately).

Most people go into their beds for things besides sleeping.  Reading, surfing the net, taking naps, and so forth have no place in this Ikea "bed"/loft of mine, so I truly only use it for sleeping and don't know what it's like anymore to have a "real bed."  Apparently, I'm not important enough to have decent living space that would accommodate a "real bed" (and while I'm at it, I was told the same holds true for my diploma).

(Like my sticky glow-in-the-dark stars?  Leftover from childhood.)

So I only crawl in there to sleep, as my mom says, like an animal.  My bed is so close of the ceiling that I had to line the ceiling with cloth to protect myself against asbestos, and in the summer, you know what they say about heat rising (a few nights recently were INTOLERABLE).  =(  And after a marathon or long run, let's just say I am *thankful* that I work on my upper-body strength.  Did I mention I've been doing this for six years?

So now that the whole world knows about this (though that already happened after I randomly won a contest at Healthy Tipping Point), I can share some happy news:

This is my NEW bed.  When I was offered one of these, I had to do some legitimacy checks just to make sure I wasn't dreaming from my lack of good sleep lately or being scammed.  Since nothing about my personal situation has changed yet (it should soon), I am fortunate to have a holding place for this bed for now until I get my own digs.  This way, I can sleep in it when I am able and will just need to worry about moving it when the time comes.

The assembly.  The pieces mostly go together like Legos!

There is also an unpictured pump, which is energy-efficient and is only used to pump/take out air.

I'm sure you've heard of "Sleep Number" beds on TV.  They come with a remote control with which you control the firmness of your bed.  I tend to prefer a harder mattress to counteract some of the soreness I experience after a long day's exercise/work.

The Sleep Number p6 Bed Set:
  • Exclusive SLEEP NUMBER® DualAir technology lets you quietly adjust firmness on each side of the mattress with a quiet wireless remote, so you both enjoy ideal comfort
  • 12-inch Pillowtop features an advanced breathable knit fabric for soothing support
  • 3-inch exclusive comfort layer contours to your body for enhanced pressure relief


The bed is a great height, though this will vary since you can use your own bed frame if you want.  The motor for the pump does make some noise, but it is brief.  Obviously, don't play with the pump in the middle of the night if you're not alone!! =)

Okay, so to clarify, my "Sleep Number" is NOT 90 like in the picture below.  The scale goes up to 100, which is the setting you need it at if you need to carry around a stiff mattress.  I thought it would like a harder bed to put counterpressure on my muscles, but I actually turned it down to 25 and loved how I felt like I was kind of being cradled, yet supported.  I felt better/less sore (and hesitant to get out of bed) the next day!

"The Ukrainian" had to fiddle around a few nights, since he is housing the bed for now.  He eventually has settled toward the higher-end of the sleep-number spectrum (65+).  Typical man.  He finds the bed comfortable, though he doesn't have as many issues sleeping like I do.

I think it will take a while to feel the full effects and find the *right* setting (or maybe this varies from day-to-day!), but I am perfectly aware that I have felt the full effects of not sleeping well in the ol' bunk bed.  I am positive this will help in the long-term, and you know what they say about more sleep -- weight loss, for one.


You can enter to win a Sleep Number bed as well!  Sleep Number is hosting a Tweet chat on September 23rd at 7pm CST.  They will be giving away a bed for YOU to try!  I am going to try to be there as well to chime in!

Access THIS link to join the chat:

FTC Disclaimer: I was compensated with this bed for this review. However, this entry reflects my own honest opinions.


  1. You are the first person I've ever heard of who WON A BED! Crazy! Congrats!

  2. Oooo a new bed. That is so tempting.

    PS. I still have glow in the dark stars in my room at my parents house. I love them! I have them all arranged like in the big dipper, etc.

  3. Nooooooo way! That's awesome. Congrats on the new bed. A good bed is on the short list of things in life to invest in.

  4. Sweet! I've always been curious if people really actually like the sleep number beds or not. A new bed makes a world of difference. I remember when we got rid of our traditional spring-style mattress and got a tempurpedic, my wife and I both started sleeping SO much better.

  5. Hahah! How cool! And random: I slept in a loft bed like that through high school...

  6. it looks like a great bed! so cool that you won it!!

  7. I've tried one of these beds in a hotel. I liked the softer settings more too. Congrats on the prize.

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