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    Sleep Number mattress?

    I have a TempurPedic mattress that is great as far as comfort and pressure sores. I didn't get out of bed for 6 months or more at a time due to neuropathy and never even got a hint of one. But now that I get in and out of bed regularly it's really hard to transfer. I want to know if anyone uses the Sleep Number mattress and if turning it "all the way up" helps for transfers.
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    I do, and that is exactly why. I like a soft bed for sleeping. My pain goes way up is I am on a hard bed. But this way I can pump it all the way up, and can get dresseo and transfer better.

    Check these threads for some more info .... there has been a lot about this in the past. You can use the search function to find more.

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...eep+number+bed

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...eep+number+bed

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...eep+number+bed
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    how much was yours and what size. king
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    It was 2 years ago. Ours is a queen (I would go king if I had a do over) and I think it was around $700. I think ours is comparable to the 3000. It wasn;t the lowest model at the time, but we did not get a pillow top. The bed frame height is set for level transfers. I am very happy with it.
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    I have the sleep number bed and I really like it. I sleep with it soft and transfer with it hard.

    I also use a thing called the Mattress Genie that makes it into a bed that I can raise the head of the bed.

    The lowest price sleep number bed the motor will be loud so be prepared for it being loud.

    Let me know if you have any other question.

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    We have a queen and we love it... Don can do level transfers and if he needs to make it more firm... it's can just be pumped up. We also use a tempurpedic overlay on top of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergvepeog
    We also use a tempurpedic overlay on top of it.

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    i'VE thought of that. Does it make it hard for him to move around on the bed?
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    I have a SelectComfort bed and its great for getting oneself dressed and for transfering when at 100 percent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergvepeog
    We have a queen and we love it... Don can do level transfers and if he needs to make it more firm... it's can just be pumped up. We also use a tempurpedic overlay on top of it.

    Sieg
    Can you expand more on the tempurpedic overlay on top of it?
    How thick?
    How much did it cost?
    Do you still have to protect your heals? (I put foam pads around my ankles)

    Stevie P

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieP
    I have the sleep number bed and I really like it. I sleep with it soft and transfer with it hard.

    I also use a thing called the Mattress Genie that makes it into a bed that I can raise the head of the bed.

    The lowest price sleep number bed the motor will be loud so be prepared for it being loud.

    Let me know if you have any other question.

    Stevie P
    Where did you find the mattress genie? I want to get one for my sleep number.

    I love my sleep number! So does my Gf.
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