We bought our Select Comfort Sleep number bed about 6 years ago after going to every furniture and bed store within a 50 mile radius. I wanted soft, my husband wanted firm. We could not agree on anything.
If you've never heard of the sleep number bed, there are two air chambers. Each person gets their own remote to set the firmness of their side. 0 being the softest, 100 being the firmest. Mine is currently set at 45.
Set up of the bed is simple. It's a foam foundation in which the two air chambers slide into. Then there's a pillow top that zips on. I think it took less than 30 minutes before we had it installed into our existing frame. The pump that airs up the mattresses goes under the bed. It can be a little loud when you run it but it's only about 30 seconds. It will also beep at you if the power goes out and comes back on.
Thafirst night was amazing. I had never slept so well and I continue to sleep well. I still enjoy a soft mattress but when I was pregnant, I was able to bump it up to 90..about as firm as it will get. You can't do that with any other bed.
The cost was a little high compared to what we were looking at in other stores, but well worth the money. It also comes with a 20 year limited warranty but we haven't had any problems yet. If you go to the Sleep Number store, they will let you try out all the beds they have in the showroom. You can also have one delivered and try it for 30 days.
WE love our sleep number and will definitely buy another one when the time comes.