So today, we finally went to the Sleep Number Store near us. I brought hubby and my 2 daughters with me. I was kind of worried before stepping into the store because I thought I'd be pressured to by a new bed.
As I stepped inside the Sleep Number Store, I was greeted by a girl and I handed her my Smiley360 SleepIQ mission card. She read it quickly and gave the card to "Travis" who read the card again. He smiled warmly and told me that this is the first time he saw this card. I explained to him that I am a member of Smiley360 and I was on a mission to try the Sleep IQ Technology. He asked me if I am in the market for a new bed or just wanted to try the Sleep IQ Technology. I told him I just wanted to try it and was relieved that no sales talk came up after that.
"Travis" led me to one of the Sleep IQ Technology bed (I forgot to ask what model that was!). I really wanted to document and take pictures while trying the Sleep IQ Technology bed but they said I can't do that. So, I lied down and he proceeded to explain to me how the Sleep IQ Technology works and how it's different than foam and spring mattresses. The mattress by the way, started out very firm (set up to the highest setting which is 100). He told me that because of the exclusive Sleep Number Dual Air technology, I can adjust the firmness on each side of the mattress. How cool is that?! Hubby likes his bed firm (like a floor board) and mine a bit soft. So I was hooked on this feature. Then he showed me the wireless controller which quietly adjusts the firmness of the bed. The lower the number, the softer the bed.
He then demonstrated how the bed works. He told me that he would lower the setting on the controller slowly until I find my "Sleep Number setting". I learned that my Sleep Number setting was "20". Haha. Yes, as I've said, I do like my bed a bit soft. :)
Then, he set the setting up to highest level again to show me how my back looks like when I lie down to a firm mattress. This next feature amazed me because the Sleep Number Sleep IQ Technology bed has a sensor. On the monitor beside the bed, I saw that with the highest setting, my upper back has a bluish color (which is ideal), I have a thin blue line on the groove of my back and a reddish color (which isn't ideal) on my lower back. He captured that image and proceeded to lower the Sleep Number setting to my Sleep Number Setting to my number. As he lowered the Sleep Number Setting, the bluish color became evenly distributed and the thin line before for the groove of my back appeared thicker. The red color for my lower back also turned light yellow in the middle and bluish on the sides.
He also showed me the side view of how the bed looks like with the highest/most firm setting and my Sleep Number setting. I can see a big difference between lying down flat on a firm mattress and the way the Sleep Number Sleep IQ Technology bed accommodated and conformed to the curves of my back. Travis asked me if I wanted my Sleep Number Setting emailed to me and of course I said sure. :)
After trying out the Sleep Number Sleep IQ Technology, I can say I was amazed and in awe of how high-tech this technology and bed is. Our bed is so outdated that it looks ancient compared to the Sleep Number SleepIQ Technology bed.
Travis was so nice to show me how it works and I was glad I visited my Sleep Number Store today. So a big thank you to Travis! :)
Here is a little more something about the Sleep IQ Technology:
The Sleep Number® bed is the only bed that lets you track and optimize your sleep with SleepIQ™ technology. Sensors work directly with Sleep Number® DualAir™ technology inside the Sleep Number bed to measure your average breathing rate, average heart rate and movement to track how you’re sleeping.
SleepIQ™ technology provides a simple and intuitive way to know more about your sleep. It tracks your sleep and provides information you can use to make adjustments to your SLEEP NUMBER® setting or daily routine. Best of all, it empowers you so you can achieve your best possible sleep, night after night.
Visit my Smiley360 Mission HERE and sign up to be a Smiley360 member too for a chance to review products from Smiley360! :)
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*I am a member of Smiley360 and I might receive a CoolFit Foam Contour Pillow if I successfully complete my mission. All opinions are honest and based on my own experience. No other form of compensation was received.