So you’re moving into a new home and need to bring your Sleep Number bed with you. Or maybe you simply want to relocate it to a different room.
Moving a Sleep Number bed requires some special care and disassembly compared to moving a traditional mattress. But with the right process, you can safely transport your Sleep Number bed to any new destination without damage.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide a step-by-step walkthrough on how to properly disassemble, pack, move and reassemble a Sleep Number bed. Follow these best practices to make relocating your Sleep Number mattress as seamless as possible.
How to Disassemble a Sleep Number Bed
Before you can move a Sleep Number bed, it’s important to disassemble the key components correctly. Here is a step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Deflate the Mattress
- Press the deflate button on your remote or in the SleepIQ app.
- Wait for the mattress to fully deflate all chambers. The foam comfort layers will still have some height when empty.
Step 2: Remove the Mattress Cover
- Unzip the mattress cover zipper located on the bottom edge of the cover below the foam comfort layers.
- Carefully remove the cover over the top of the deflated air chambers. Set aside.
Step 3: Detach the Firmness ControlTM Units
- Locate the Firmness ControlTM units attached to the air hoses on the underside of the mattress.
- Press and hold the disconnect button on the unit while pulling the connector away from the air chamber.
- Repeat for both sides. This detaches the air pump units from the mattress.
Step 4: Unpack the Base
- Remove all fitted sheets, mattress pads and foams from the base.
- Elevate the head of the base up slightly and pull it away from the wall.
- Disconnect any adapters or surge protectors from the power cord.
Step 5: Disassemble the Base
- If you have a split king or queen Sleep Number bed, separate the two halves of the base now by disconnecting the connector in the middle.
- For each base half, locate the release handles underneath and disengage them.
- While pushing downward, lift that end of the base off the legs.
- Move to the other end and repeat to completely detach the base cover shell from the underlying legs and frame.
You’ve now fully broken down the Sleep Number bed in preparation for moving.
Next let’s look at the best practices for safely packing components.
How to Pack a Sleep Number Bed for Moving
When disassembled, a Sleep Number bed breaks down into several components that need proper packing:
Pack the Mattress
- Carefully roll up and place the deflated air chambers into a mattress box or heavy duty moving bag.
- Wrap the foam comfort layers and mattress cover separately in plastic or furniture pads to protect them.
- Use tape to seal the plastic mattress covering so the foam doesn’t expand and escape during transit.
Pack the Base
- Place all hardware like legs, support bars, and side rails into a labeled box so no pieces get lost.
- Wrap the base cover shell and any loose fabric in furniture pads or moving blankets to prevent rips, punctures or soil.
- Use tape to keep the moving blankets securely wrapped around the base during loading and unloading.
Contain the Firmness ControlTM Units
- Place each Firmness ControlTM unit into its own sealed plastic bag or moving box.
- Pad with foam or packing paper to prevent damage from bumps during transit.
With all components and hardware carefully wrapped and boxed, you’re ready for the actual moving process.
Now let’s go over tips for safely transporting the packed Sleep Number bed.
How to Move a Sleep Number Bed to a New Location
Moving day involves carefully loading the packed Sleep Number components into the truck and unloading at the new home or room. Here are some best practices:
- Recruit at least 2-3 people to handle carrying the unwieldy mattress and base pieces.
- Use ramps or lifting equipment to load the full mattress box and bases into the truck without strain. Don’t attempt throwing or dragging them.
- Place tied-down straps over the plastic-wrapped mattress to secure it during transit so it doesn’t slide.
- Stack the mattress box on top of the bases and tightly pack other boxes around them to prevent shifting.
- Make sure to bring any disassembled hardware boxes with you and confirm they get unloaded at the new location.
- Immediately unwrap and inspect all components for any damage after unloading. Check foam and fabric for rips or stains.
Take precautions to prevent tearing the mattress box or exposing the foam layers during transit. Safely unloading all Sleep Number bed pieces intact ensures you’re ready for reassembly next.
How to Reassemble a Sleep Number Bed
Once your Sleep Number bed arrives safely at its new spot, it’s time to put it back together. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Reassemble the Base
- Lay out both halves of the base shell top-side down.
- Attach the support legs and frame bars in their correct positions using the hardware removed earlier.
- Carefully flip each assembled base frame right-side up.
- Join halves together if you have a king/queen split size.
Step 2: Attach Mattress to Base
- Place the rolled air chambers in the middle of the base frame and unroll into position.
- Ensure the air hoses point toward the head of the bed.
- Unwrap and place foam layers on top of air chambers.
Step 3: Reconnect Firmness ControlTM Units
- Locate the Firmness ControlTM units and connect the air hoses into the back of each one with the connector buttons.
- Plug both units into a powered outlet at the head of the bed.
Step 4: Inflate Mattress
- Press power on both Firmness ControlTM units.
- Use the remote to begin inflation and fill all air chambers.
- Inflate both mattress halves to the normal firmness setting.
Step 5: Make up Mattress
- Place the mattress cover over the top and zip closed at the bottom.
- Add your fitted sheet, mattress pad, blankets and pillows.
You’ve now fully reassembled your Sleep Number bed and can enjoy it in the new location!
Next we’ll cover some quick tips for troubleshooting any issues.
Troubleshooting Sleep Number Bed Assembly
While problems after reassembly are uncommon, here are some quick troubleshooting tips if anything isn’t working right:
Mattress Won’t Inflate
- Check that electrical connections are secure on the Firmness ControlTM units and wall outlet. Try a different outlet.
- Inspect the air hoses for any leaks or detachment from mattress chamber or unit. Reattach securely.
- Make sure remote is paired and powered on. Replace batteries if needed.
Mattress Deflates Overnight
- A slow leak may have formed during moving. You can use a soap water test to check for leaks and tape over any seams that bubble. Or contact Sleep Number to replace defective air chamber under warranty.
One Side Won’t Inflate
- If one mattress half remains flat, double check connections of the air hose into that side’s Firmness ControlTM unit. The hose should click securely into the port.
Base Won’t Elevate
- Ensure base power cord is firmly plugged into powered outlet all the way.
- Make sure all support legs are installed in proper positions aligned with metal bracket. Adjust and resecure if needed.
If issues persist, you can call Sleep Number customer service for troubleshooting help. They can walk you through solutions or dispatch repair assistance for any defective components under warranty.
Now let’s cover the steps for safely moving a Sleep Number bed into storage for periods of non-use.
How to Put A Sleep Number Bed Into Storage
If you need to place your Sleep Number into storage during a move, renovation or other extended downtime, here are some tips:
- Fully deflate mattress and disassemble base as detailed earlier.
- Carefully pack components into plastic or thick canvas storage bags. Avoid cardboard which can attract pests.
- Wrap foam layers separately before bagging to prevent rips. Consider professionally shrink wrapping the mattress.
- Store the packed bed upright on edge to prevent flattening and distortion of foam.
- Avoid excess humidity which can damage foam. Add moisture absorbing packs to storage bags.
- Do not stack other objects on top of the stored Sleep Number bed to prevent damage.
When ready to use again, unwrap the mattress and reassemble as outlined above. Let foam air out for 72 hours before inflating.
With careful packing and storage methods, you can easily put a Sleep Number bed away for months at a time and resume use after your move, renovation or other needs are complete.
Mistakes to Avoid When Moving a Sleep Number Bed
While the steps above will ensure safe transport of your Sleep Number bed, some common mistakes can lead to damage:
- Neglecting to fully deflate air chambers before moving leads to rips and seam pops.
- Failing to detach Firmness ControlTM units can tear air hoses from mattress.
- Not disassembling the base properly can crack the frame and support legs.
- Carrying mattress incorrectly causes bulges in foam or rips seams.
- Letting mattress slide around truck bed damages foam and air chambers.
- Inflating mattress too soon after unwrapping allows moisture to become trapped in foam.
- Plugging Firmness ControlTM unit into unpowered outlet prevents inflation.
- Skipping reattachment of mattress cover risks fabric damage to air chambers.
Avoid these pitfalls by carefully following the step-by-step disassembly, packing, moving and reassembly process detailed earlier in this guide.
The Takeaway On Moving a Sleep Number Bed
Moving an adjustable air bed like a Sleep Number does require some extra care compared to a traditional mattress.
But by methodically deflating, disassembling, securely wrapping, gently transporting, and properly reassembling the components, you can smoothly transfer your Sleep Number bed to any new home or room worry-free.
Just be sure to work with a capable moving team, utilize furniture pads and straps, and take precautions during storage and transit.
Following this comprehensive guide gives you all the information needed to successfully breakdown, pack, relocate, and rebuild your Sleep Number bed.
So you can look forward to unwinding on your familiar Sleep Number comfort at your new location. Sweet dreams in your new home!
Sleep Number Bed Moving FAQs
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about moving a Sleep Number bed:
Can you move a Sleep Number bed yourself?
It is possible to move a Sleep Number bed yourself but challenging. The deflated air mattress chamber is bulky and unwieldy. You’ll also need to disconnect all electronics. Having professional movers or at least 2-3 helpers is strongly advised.
How do you move a Sleep Number adjustable base?
Fully deflate the mattress then disconnect the fabric base cover shell from the support legs and frame below using the release handles. This allows separating the base into lighter pieces for transport. Reassemble in new location.
Does Sleep Number offer white glove delivery?
Yes, Sleep Number does offer optional in-home delivery and setup services with their white glove delivery program available in most locations. This includes product assembly after delivery.
How much does it cost to move a Sleep Number bed?
For professional moving, costs will depend on distance traveled and complexity. Expect $150-$400 for short local moves up to $800+ for longer interstate relocations. Sleep Number’s white glove delivery starts around $200.
What is the best way to store a Sleep Number bed?
Fully deflate the mattress and disassemble the base. Carefully pack the components into plastic or canvas storage bags with foam pieces wrapped separately. Avoid excess humidity and prevent any stacking on top of the stored mattress bag.
With the proper process, you can safely move your Sleep Number bed anywhere without damage. Just take your time disassembling, packing with care, and methodically reassembling at your destination.
Originally posted on September 18, 2023 @ 6:26 am