Sleep Number has a confusing web site, so I decided to walk into the store yesterday to see and try the beds myself. I did find the bed I want:
It is not cheap. Drat.
Then I tried this one:
Intersting option. Considered only because Romeo snores.
The second option is basically twice the price of the plain model, due mainly to the base. I asked about bedding, and apparently you could put two twin fitted sheets (with some modification, I'm assuming) instead of purchasing the specific sheets that fit it ~ also quite expensive.
So, I spoke to Romeo, and he doesn't believe that raising the headrest would make any real difference in his snoring. I read a few reviews that state that the adjustment is only for mild snoring, and then tried to convince the reader that if the snoring is worse than mild (what ever the hell that means) then the person should be evaluated for sleep apnea. Thanks for that.
The sales person I was working with was a really nice guy. But while cruising through the web site, I noticed that the offer of free delivery is good until 3/19, where he told me the free delivery expires on Sunday. You see? That's the kind of BS that really pisses me off.
Romeo mentioned that the flex bed would be great if he was disabled, but not really necessary at this stage of the game. I'm the one who's thinking that with a 25 year warranty, perhaps we wouldn't have to buy another bed again......and then a few minutes later realized how stupid that thought is. No matter how great a bed is, you're not going to want to have it for that long. When you look closely at the warranty, it's really not all that spectacular, although I have no idea what the warranty is on other mattress brands.
It's the second line that hits ya in the wallet, and obviously between years 21-25 they don't expect you will still own the bed.
So, I guess I've decided, although spending that much money on a freaking bed is irritating. Especially when I'd much rather spend it on furniture.