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    Therapeutic Mattress

    We have a Sleep Number King Flex Top and we are having problems with it losing air all the time. We are ready to switch to something more dependable. My doctor has written a script for a new Therapeutic Mattress. We are looking at the Tempur-Pedic mattresses. What kind of mattress do you use?

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    This article from Craig Hospital confirms what I have read either here, online, publications, etc. Tempur-Pedic mattress can sleep hot and can make transfers difficult. I don't know, I've not tried one. That said, I have a Sleep Number bed too. I haven't had trouble with it retaining air, but I am experiencing breakage of the plastic hinges between the wooden plates that support the raise/lower function the head and foot of the bed, particularly the head of the bed.

    I think I have a solution for the problem, I just have to convince the lovely NL to play mechanic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    This article from Craig Hospital confirms what I have read either here, online, publications, etc. Tempur-Pedic mattress can sleep hot and can make transfers difficult. I don't know, I've not tried one. That said, I have a Sleep Number bed too. I haven't had trouble with it retaining air, but I am experiencing breakage of the plastic hinges between the wooden plates that support the raise/lower function the head and foot of the bed, particularly the head of the bed.

    I think I have a solution for the problem, I just have to convince the lovely NL to play mechanic.
    I honestly don't know why it won't hold air. We will set it at my number 35 and within one day when I get out of bed my butt leaves a big hole. My wife had a Tempur-Pedic mattress and said she never got hot. I would have to make sure I get one that isn't to soft. That would make it very difficult to get ready and to get out of bed.

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    Not all memory foam mattresses are the same. Some memory foam mattresses include a cooling component that keeps the bed cooler than just memory foam alone.

    I don't know if this will help, but here are some troubleshooting suggestions:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-u4aL0jyWc
    https://www.hunker.com/13403453/my-s...eps-losing-air
    https://www.airbedpros.com/blogs/air...by-brandon-fry

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    Posted the replacement of hinges on a Sleep Number Bed: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...ed-Series-7000

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    Posted the replacement of hinges on a Sleep Number Bed: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...ed-Series-7000
    Looks like she did a great job.

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    I had a Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody. While it worked great for pressure relief, it did sleep hot. Also, after a few years it did develop a "hole" from where I slept. I now have a Sleep Number. Thus far I've had no ssues (going on 2+ years).

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    Quote Originally Posted by landrover View Post
    I had a Tempur-Pedic Rhapsody. While it worked great for pressure relief, it did sleep hot. Also, after a few years it did develop a "hole" from where I slept. I now have a Sleep Number. Thus far I've had no ssues (going on 2+ years).
    I have a Sleep Number. Unfortunately I have to constantly adjust my sleep number because it loses air very quickly and develops a hole. I'm going to look around and see what is out there.

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