Sleep Number Bed vs Personal Comfort Bed feel the difference
For years I was waking up with terrible back pain. I thought I had a top of the line mattress before but after reading about the medical technology behind the Personal Comfort Bed, I decided to give it a try.
I’ve had my Silver SLe from the Elegance series for about 6 months now. To be honest, the first couple of months I wasn’t a fan. Then right around the three month mark, I noticed I was (mostly) sleeping through the night and not waking up as achy as before. My digital number started at 24. I am now at a 14 and sleeping better than ever. I think it takes the bed time to get used to you. I like to think of it as Siri on my phone. It took her awhile to get used to my voice before my texts made sense, and now that my bed is used to my weight, the room temperature, etc….it seems to know what I need before I do.
Sleeping better kind of sneaks up on you. It’s not an immediate thing, but so worth it the first time you get up and suddenly notice that you’re not in pain anymore.
No way would I go back to a regular mattress.
Tracy - Winter Garden, FL
We looked for a long time at many sleep number beds. I ran across the personal comfort data and began researching this bed and company. Let me begin by saying that the customer service department is EXCELLENT. My sales person was very helpful in answering all my questions and telling me what bed would be right for us. They did not push the higher priced bed but the bed that fit our needs. Shipment was quick and on time. Bed setup was very easy and instructions were easy to follow. Now to the best part, the sleep test, OMG. We were very, very pleased with how plush and comfortable this bed was even on the very first night. Every night sleep is like being on a cloud. We don't wake up with aches or pains. I wish I would have found this bed along time ago. Don't look any further for a sleep number bed because Personal Comfort is the one you need.
Pamela - Enid, OK
I was skeptical with a non-traditional purchase so I began extensive internet research on air adjustable beds. I checked all the available manufacturers, studied all the different features, pricing, talked to different sales people with each manufacturer and read through countless testimonials. So, I decided to purchase a Personal Comfort bed (A8) based on these factors: Positive experience with sales consultant, Quality of materials and workmanship and Price.
I received my bed (A8) and it was fairly easy to assemble. The controls are pretty straight forward. The comfort level was nice and I was impressed with the feel of the bed. The instant comfort system seems very sensitive, varies to body weight and temperature. The only “negative” and it is slight, is that the comfort system is a bit noisy but not extreme. Most industry reviews state this as an issue with all manufacturers. I don’t think it’s too bad.
As I assembled the bed, I noticed the quality of the components: dense foams and quality cover. Even better, you can customize or replace components very easily. I really value this feature.
I haven’t had my bed long, but so far I am impressed with quality and feel. The sales specialist and customer service has been great to work with. I highly suggest people looking at all options before making a purchase. When you do, you will find that Personal Comfort will be a great investment and you don’t have to overspend with the “other” manufacturers.
Jeff - Oklahoma City, OK
My husband likes a soft mattress, I like a super firm mattress. Initially, we compromised and found a king mattress that we thought we could adjust to. After 7 years, and constant visits to the chiropractor, I said I had enough, I need a new bed. We shopped around and thought we may have to purchase 2 twin beds. Then we searched online and found listings for air beds. The personal comfort site offered the greatest selection with the best prices. We purchased the online edition and, finally, sleep soundly every night. No stiffness, aches, or pains in the morning, and no more visits to the chiropractor. Service was quick, the instructions were clear making set up easy, and I like that you can replace/upgrade parts of the bed. We had a tear in the mattress cover when it arrived, it was replaced immediately at no charge. We recommend the Personal Comfort bed company. They offer a great selection at unbeatable prices, and customer service is terrific!
AJ - Florida
We went back and forth with deciding if we should have gotten a sleep number bed or a personal comfort bed. We went to the sleep number store but were put off by the prices. After much debate we decided to go with personal comfort, we are so happy we did! We saved so much money and the bed is just as comfortable as the one we tried with Sleep Number. The bed shipped really fast and was easy to put together. I noticed the difference after our first night sleep! My husband prefers firm beds while I like a plush matress, now we have the best of both worlds! Thanks Personal Comfort!
Christina - Lake In The Hills, IL
I purchased the Personal Comfort A8 King size bed after doing research on the best air mattress bed. I like that the Personal Comfort Bed components are upgradeable. I like that the upper mattress sections can be opened and inspected and the foam replaced if needed. I also found that the Personal Comfort beds were a good value in comparison to the other choices. I ordered the bed and it arrived within one week. I did find that the inner air mattresses did smell of rubber. I removed both units from the plastic and aired the units outside in the shade for 24 hours. The smell was very minor and after I assembled the bed there was no linger smell of rubber. My wife has serious allergies and she did not notice a smell. The bed is very comfortable and we both are able to sleep well on it. I urge anyone looking at the air mattress beds to make the jump and purchase a Personal Comfort bed.
I had previously owned a Select Comfort Bed 4000 that I purchased in 2004. The Select Comfort bed was a good choice at first because it is adjustable and allowed me to have a good night sleep. As time went on the sealed foam top cover became worn and I had replaced the side rails twice. I decided it was time to upgrade and go with a sleep system that has more upgrade options and a better value. After the arrival of the Personal Comfort Bed I took the Select Comfort bed apart and found black mold on the air chambers. I cut the pillow top open since I was unable to inspect since it does not open. I found heavy black mold inside this section. I very angry about this and the whole unit was put inside plastic bags and left at the curb for the trash.
Tom - Seminole, FL
I just wanted to tell you that this mattress is the best I have ever had in my life (and I'm 62)! It's so comfortable I don't want to get out of bed in the morning. After having such bad luck with one mattress after another, it is a joy to finally have found the perfect one. Thanks for making such a great product.
Mary - Colton, CA
My wife and I are experiencing a better nights sleep. My wife sleeps like a baby and I sleep better than I did with an expensive national brand, pillow top, inner spring mattress. Our preferred settings are 30 for my wife and 43 for me. I have an age/weight issue and used to sleep on a water mattress, then tried a good innerspring and now the Personal Comfort air mattress bed, and yours is by far the most comfortable for me and back issues I have had.
Set up went fairly smooth and it didn't take long to fill and start adjusting the settings to our individual needs. Having a solid back/headboard from an old waterbed set made for a few challenges for the tube routing and pump placement, but we prevailed and all is well with the world.
The negative comments I read online about the noisy compressor were over blown, although a touch loud on initial set-up, once the mattress was filled, the system is so airtight, that I only make a little adjustment (lasting seconds) about once every two weeks. I was concerned that it would kick on during the night and wake me but that is not the case for anyone that has that concern, you make your adjustment during the day.
All that being said, I would recommend your mattress to anyone. Thanks for a great product.
Richard B. - Edgewater, FL
I wanted to thank you (Courtney) and everyone at Personal Comfort for a fantastic bed, that is better and cheaper then the sleep number i10 we were looking at. Sleep number seems like they are just out there for the money and their product looks very inferior to yours. I'm glad my wife found your site on the web and told me to check it out.
Thank you so much and please have a wonderful day!
Brent - McChord, WA
Recieved our new matress yesterday, Margaret with extreme Osteo arthritis slept 10 hours in a bed and could walk without aide when she woke!! I slept for 13 hours and never even made a bathroom trip in thjer night, Havent slept that good in 15 years. Going to throw my boxes away today!!!
Margaret and Tim - Chattanooga, TN
Just wanted to say thanks for a great bed the Mrs. and I love it, we have had the bed now for about 4 months and just can't say enough good things about it. I used to wake up 3-4 times a night with the regular mattress we had just bought but now with the new Personal Comfort mattress I sleep through till the morning its so comfortable you don’t want to get out of it. Love the mattress and just can't thank you guys enough, I was somewhat skeptical but 120 day money back guarantee sold me and the mattress did the rest.
Kevin - Claysville, PA
What can I say? The bed is awesome! I have my side set on 20 and my wife has her s set on 40. Every morning we get up my wife says “Thank God for that bed” we are very happy with it. And my wife said that if you ever wanted to shoot a commercial she would be happy to do it.
We are going to have new carpet put in the bedroom shortly so I'm going to have to take the bed apart again but that should be no problem as it was no problem putting it together to begin with. I'm sure glad I found your website! It is made a big difference in our lives.
Joe - Kingsdown, GA
My wife & I really enjoy our new Personal Comfort king sized bed. For the first time in two years I have slept almost thru the night. Only needed to get up one time for a bathroom break. We both have stenosis of the spine and arthritis of the spine. It was no trouble at all to find a favorable sleep setting. I had only been able to stay in our old conventional bed for about 45 minutes, then would end up on the couch or trying to sleep in a reclining chair. Never felt really felt rested or refreshed when getting up in the morning. The first morning, I felt as if I could go all day. Just like a shot of one of those energy drinks. So far best purchase we have made in a long time.
Don and Roxie - Mifflinburg, PA
I am very satisfied with my Personal Comfort bed. I suffer from a serious spin problem that has a very negative affect on my ability to get a good night's sleep. With my old, conventional mattress, which is a very good quality name-brand, I continued to suffer from the symptoms of my condition which are to wake up in the middle of the night with serious pain in my legs and numbness and tingling in my feet. These problems are the result of too much concentrated pressure in the small of of my back which causes nerve-root compression. After trying a number of different conventional mattresses, I decided to try the famous brand that is constantly being advertised on TV. But, I was concerned by the rather high price I saw. Doing a search on the web, I found the Personal Comfort bed. After reading all the material on the Personal Comfort website, I felt fairly comfortable that the I Personal Comfort mattress was ever bit as good as the big name advertised on TV.
I ordered a queen-sized Personal Comfort bed and looked forward to its arrival. A few days later the FedEx truck arrived and dropped off two big boxes. Assembly and setup of the Personal Comfort bed was very straight-forward and simple. Once the air chambers completing filling and the mattress case was zipped, I laid down on it for the first time. I could immediately tell that the way the mattress supported me was very different than the old, conventional mattress.
When I went to bed that night, I took the time to adjust the air pressure down a little. Over the next few nights, I continued to try different levels. After a week, I was amazed to find that a significant part of my back pain was gone; especially the numbness and tingling in my feet.
I've been to 5 different doctors and spent close to $10,000 trying to find a solution to my back problems. Admittedly, there is no simple medical solution to a spine ravaged by arthritis (spinal stenosis) and a lifetime of complex injuries. But, the relief I have realized from changing to a Personal Comfort bed is priceless. I now sleep more deeply, more comfortably and for more hours. The Personal Comfort bed has helped me return to a more normal life with less daily pain and a more active lifestyle.
The principle on which the Personal Comfort bed works is amazingly simple. A conventional mattress typically develops valleys where your body's heaviest points make contact. These valleys fail to support your body at its most critical points, and in my case, force my sleeping position to put significant pressure on my lower spin resulting in nerve root compression, leg pain, tingling and numbness in my feet. The Personal Comfort bed, with its air support system, does not change over time. It provides even and adjustable support that is a completely different experience than a conventional mattress.
Its difficult to describe the differences between a conventional mattress and a Personal Comfort mattress. It's something that must be experienced. I think the differences are, in fact, Personal. But, without a doubt, the support provided by the Personal Comfort mattress is very superior and makes a substantial difference in my daily life.
Doug - Clark, CO
We love our new bed! We have had it for a couple of weeks now. We had a sleep number bed before we moved to Hawaii and were actually shopping for another sleep number when we came across your website. We found that we could order a much nicer model for less money than we could a sleep number so thought we'd give it a try. We couldn't be more pleased or satisfied with it. I highly recommend it to anyone. The quality is every bit as good as the sleep number but because we were able to get a nicer model for our money even more comfortable!!
Also, sometimes having things delivered to Hawaii can take time. The bed arrived in less than a week. Everything went smoothly.
Jody J. - Kapolei, HI
Thanks for the follow up. I can only say I never dreamed I could be so happy with a bed, I am enjoying every night I go to bed. This is the best and the price is right. Thank you Personal Comfort for my personal comfort.
Josey V. - CA
My wife and I have had our bed for about 2 months now and I've never slept better. I've had top of the line Simmons and Sealys but have always had problems sleeping in them. I've had lower back problems for 20 years and work in construction, I always woke up stiff and sore and was never able to sleep through the night, but from the first night sleeping on our personal comfort I not only slept through the night but woke up with no discomfort and have noticed that I'm not as sore through the day. We looked at Select Comfort before we found Personal Comfort and we purchased the same quality bed at about a 40% savings.
Mike S. - CA
I received my a8 mattress last night. My wife and I put it together and were excited, but leery, about how comfortable this bed would be, having purchased online before ever testing. Only having one sleep under my belt, I must say, we love it! We bought the king size bed so it has two air chambers. Even though it slept great, one of the air chambers kept losing air throughout the night.
I called Personal Comfort first thing this morning to address my concern. They did just that! I had the privilege of speaking with an extremely professional woman by the name of Shauna, who quickly diagnosed my problem. There seemed to be a leak in the air chamber. She immediately ordered the part, no hassle whatsoever.
Even though I received a faulty air chamber, I believe this is the exception, not the rule….reason being, you can simply “feel” the quality in each part. I can’t wait to get the new air chamber!
Thank you, Personal Comfort, and I WILL be HIGHLY recommending your product. A company that so quickly stands behind their product is a rarity these days. It is much appreciated!!!
Scott D. - Brandon, MS
My wife and I love our bed! We both have different preferences as far as our mattress is concerned. We looked at Sleep Number beds with the idea seperate settings would suit the both of us. Way too expensive for our budget. Who in there right mind would pay what they're asking? I started exploring other options and our quest for the perfect mattress began. Searching for other adjustable mattresses, I read up on some other options as well as the Personal Comfort. I was leary since the SN store had technology that would tell you the best number for individual settings, but the more we read the reviews and about the technology differences, the PC was starting to seem more appealing than the SN bed. We're always hesitant about making purchases like this online, especially since we couldn't physically try it, but with the 120 night guarantee, we figured what did we have to lose.
To our surprise, shipping was less than a week and we had our new mattress. Setup was a snap, and all we had to do now was find our numbers. It took a couple nights but now that we've dialed it in, we're 100% sure we made the right choice! My back pain has decreased dramatically only after a three nights of finding my number and both my wife and I wake up feeling more refreshed than we can ever remember. I don't know if the SN bed would've gave the same results..... Quite frankly I don't care! At that price they can keep it!
If you're comparing beds, give the Personal Comfort a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised, as we were.
Barry - New Hampshire
Fantastic Experience, Love the bed! Highly Recommend Personal Comfort over Sleep Number - saved over $3000!
I will have to admit, my husband and I were skeptics. I mean, ordering something online, without testing it out first, that cost thousands of dollars? Are we crazy? Then we researched, we made spreadsheets, tested competitors, went to their stores, and became more confused and overwhelmed by the options and prices of everything to choose from. What is crazy is spending $8000 on a bed. And then you think about it – you spend on average 1/3 of your day sleeping. What is the price for a good night sleep? The price was still hard for us to handle.
My husband snores, period. I am constantly waking him up to rollover. We bought a standard mattress 8 years ago, and absolutely hated it. No room to adjust, just stuck with it. Over the years, our backs have become more and more sore, and nights have become more and more restless. So we gave Personal Comfort a chance. Now... we loved the 120 risk free trial, however - caution. This only applies to the mattress and not to the adjustable base that we purchased. We were okay with this - so we proceeded with our purchase. The customer service rep who placed our order was very friendly and the transaction was easy.
Our bed arrived earlier than expected and we decided to install it ourselves. Another note: the base is very heavy - so make sure you have help to get it upstairs. But installation was very easy, instructions were clear, and we had it set up in no time. We did read reviews to air out the bladder/air chamber bags beforehand - which we did while we were assembling the bases and it decreased the "new rubber" smell dramatically. Now to the fun part - our first night of sleep was amazing! The next couple of weeks continued with tweaking of the pressure and Presto - Amazing bed – for both of us! Our backs are no longer sore, my husband’s snoring has decreased to the point of no longer waking me up.
A great feature of this company is that we can replace components if needed as the life of the bed goes on. We can switch up the pads for Hot or Cool Weather. And the Absolute best part: this cost over $3000 less than Sleep Number!
Trust the very skeptic couple..... this company is worth the chance! We love our bed!
Jerry M. - Grayslake, IL
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