Sleep Number sells adjustable air beds and bases. Other brands like Air-Pedic, Boyd Sleep, InnoMax, and Personal Comfort sell beds like Sleep Number with adjustable bases. To learn more about these alternatives, see below.
Sleep Number Competitors/Alternatives
Sleep Number adjustable air beds allow for customized firmness, comfort, and support, according to the company’s website. Sleep Number also claims to help alleviate mild snoring and help you fall asleep faster. But all this comes at a price; Sleep Number beds start at $999, and the most advanced option costs nearly $7,000.
Other concerns about Sleep Number beds include complaints about air pump noises, maintenance costs, and difficulty operating the high-tech bed. And, since larger (think: Queen, King, and California King) Sleep Number mattresses come with separate air chambers that you can raise or lower, there is a divider that runs down the middle of the bed. Some couples have noted this can cause some discomfort.
So, what are the alternatives to Sleep Number beds and bases? (Note: Since these types of beds require adjustable bases to provide the proper support, it’s important to get an air bed and an adjustable base too.) We list four Sleep Number competitors.
- Mattresses: Air-Pedic mattresses have six flexible, inflatable chambers. These chambers offer tri-zone (head, torso, and foot) support to properly align your lumbar region. Air-Pedic promises that its center-support section can’t be detected by sleepers and that its air pump is quiet. It also comes pre-assembled. Air-Pedic mattress prices range from $1,50 to $2,700.
- Bases: Select-A-Bed, which manufacturers Air-Pedic mattresses, offers five lines of adjustable bases; pricing information is available upon request. Some highlights include:
- The Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 Foundation has MicroHook technology preventing mattresses from sliding.
- The Rize Elevation promises a greater range of motion.
- You can choose from 1,001 distinct positions with the Electropedic WH1.
- The Reverie 8T comes with LED night lights.
- Ergomotion’s The Element features a slim base no taller than a business card.
- Warranty: 30-year warranty and a 120-day trial period
- Sources: Select-A-Bed; Sleep Like the Dead Air-Pedic review
- Mattresses: Boyd Sleep mattresses come with six adjustable air chambers and are highly adjustable, allowing for firmness adjustments in single-digit increments. Though Boyd Sleep doesn’t publish pricing information on its website, third-party sites price Boyd Sleep mattresses between $950 and $4,000.
- Bases: Official retailer Night Air lists Boyd Sleep bases from $750 to $1,600. Some bases come with memory settings (the Power Base 3), massage settings (the Power Base 6), or under-bed lighting and Bluetooth speakers (the Power Base 9).
- Warranty: 20-year warranty
- Sources: Boyd Sleep; Night Air; Sleep Like the Dead Boyd Sleep review
- Mattresses: InnoMax air bed mattresses evenly distribute your body weight, according to the company’s website. One option with unique features is the Freedom-Air Air-Cell Air Bed, which has no external pumps or hoses and a memory-cell layer that contours to your body. Though InnoMax doesn’t publish pricing information on its website, third-party sites price InnoMax mattresses from $600 to $2,000.
- Bases: Some InnoMax bases have massagers (the Genius and the Upper-Flex) or come with Bluetooth connectivity (the Ultra). And one base is capable of lifting at the center of the bed — not just your upper body (the Brio 60). Pricing information is available upon request.
- Warranty: Five- to 25-year warranty, depending on the model
- Sources: InnoMax; Sleep Like the Dead InnoMax review
- Mattresses: Personal Comfort mattresses are manufactured by an FDA-registered medical device company and are easier to assemble than Sleep Number beds, according to the company’s website. A few mattress options give you reversible top covers and memory-foam tops (the A7 and A8), while others have thicker memory foam layers with stretchable covers (the H10 and H12). Mattresses range in price from $1,300 to $3,500 (tip: look for seasonal sales offering significant savings).
- Bases: Adjustable bases range in prices from $2,200 to $4,200. Some bases come with anti-snore sleep position settings (Flex 5, Flex 7, Flex 9) or a setting that is supposed to simulate weightlessness (Flex 7, Flex 9). Some models offer optional retainer bars (Flex 5, Flex 7, Flex 9).
- Warranty: 25-year warranty and a 120-day trial period (some models requires a restocking fee)
- Sources: Personal Comfort
While Sleep Number might be the most recognizable air bed brand, you can find alternatives at various price points and with several different features. You might want to look into brands like Air-Pedic, Boyd Sleep, InnoMax, and Personal Comfort. All of these brands sell air beds and adjustable bases similar to Sleep Number.
Want to know more about Sleep Number beds, including the suggested weight limit? See our article for details.