For ultimate comfort of my new Sleep Number bed, I also purchased the FlexFit Adjustable Base which allows the head and foot of the bed to be raised and lowered. Being I like to sleep in a somewhat upright position, the adjustable base is perfect for my needs.
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The FlexFit Adjustable Base does exactly what its name implies. It adjusts the head and foot of the Sleep Number bed. You can raise and lower both the head and foot at slight intervals until you find the position that is the most comfortable to suit your needs.
The adjustable base is made of a black metal, similar to a metal bed frame. It has casters on each of the legs for easy moving. Attached to the frame is an electrical motor. A 2” padded board sits on top of the metal frame.
Upon raising the head of the bed to the upright position with a wireless remote control, I can see the motor which is encased in a black metal box. There is an arm on each end of the head of the bed with a wheel. The wheels slide up and down onto pieces of metal which are attached to the 2” base. The base is advised to be plugged into a grounded surge protector.
The foot of the bed raises in the same manner, but doesn’t raise at as severe an angle as the head of the bed. It basically rises vertically for elevating the legs.
There is a slight sound when inclining or declining both the head of the foot of the bed, but it is faint enough to not be bothersome.
The installers, who came to deliver and install the bed, attached the Sleep Number Bed to the base of the adjustable frame by installing a mattress retainer kit which bolts the bed to the base. This keeps the mattress from slipping off the base. They also programmed the remote to the adjustable base.
The wireless remote has an LED display which shows an image of both the head and foot of the bed raising and lowering, although it doesn’t give the amount of degree. The left button of the remote raises and lowers the head of the bed; the right button raises and lowers the foot of the bed. There is a small round button beneath these two buttons which has the word “flat”. Once this button is pressed, the base returns to the level position. The memory of your desired settings can be set by pressing the small gray button at the top of the head and foot buttons.
The installers said I could use my cherry poster bed and I suppose they would have placed the bed inside the bed frame. I didn’t want to use the poster bad any longer, so they took it apart and moved it for me. Headboard L-shaped brackets may be purchased to attach a headboard to the head of the bed; however, a footboard cannot be attached.
The first night I slept on my Sleep Number Bed with the FlexFit Adjustable Base, I had a restless night trying to find the most comfortable setting. The first couple of nights I set the incline of the head of the bed too high for my comfort. Over the next few nights, I kept lowering the incline by a couple of notches until I found the desired incline that gave me the most comfort.
The LED display on the remote doesn’t give you an idea of how much you are inclining or reclining the head and foot of the bed. When I find the most comfortable position, I hit the memory button and it is set for the next night. Since I have been sleeping on this bed, I believe last night was the first night I didn’t change the setting. The memory function is a good feature so you don’t have to go through all the settings to find the one you started with the night before.
I am happy with my choice of the Sleep Number Bed and the FlexFit Adjustable Base. My only con would be that the LED display doesn’t tell you to which degree you are setting the base. However, I’m not sweating the small stuff!
There is a two year limited warranty on the FlexFit Adjustable Base. There is no cost for repairs or replacement up to two years. Between two years and twenty-five years, the warranty is prorated. The warranty is not transferrable.
I believe the cost of the FlexFit Adjustable Frame was $ 1,699.00. I have been trying to contact the Sleep Number store all day and they are with customers assisting them in finding their perfect sleep numbers! If the cost is different, I will update this review. If I don’t update, the price is what I quoted.
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Made in the U.S.A.
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Mattress Size: Queen
Mattress Firmness: Somewhat soft
Amount Paid (US$): 1,699