Sleep Number vs iSense Mattress - Number Bed Alternative – isense
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What makes isense different from Sleep Number?

You be the judge.

The difference is in our
Comfort Control™ Technology

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isense mattresses are engineered with 12 air chambers, nestled between our premium Energex™ Foam to give you precise control of your comfort. Unlike an air bed, support comes from the premium pocket coils below the Comfort Control ™Technology.
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Sleep Number i10

Sleep Number uses two large air chambers to provide the mattress support and to vary the firmness on either side of the bed.
Do you want to sleep on an air bed?
Try the isense® Revive Hybrid Mattress instead.

isense® Eliminates Motion Disturbance

Watch what happens to the bowling ball when we apply pressure to each mattress. Because isense has 6 chambers on either side, and is nestled into the foam, motion transfer is eliminated. However, a mattress like Sleep Number that is supported primarily by air behaves very differently. Air can be quite disruptive, and movement on one part of the bed easily transfers to other parts of the bed.

The Cuddle Zone

Sleep Number i10

We like to call the middle of the bed the "cuddle zone." When one person is on a firm setting and the other is on a softer setting, some mattresses have a "ledge" in the middle of the bed. Watch what happens when a bowling ball is rolled across the mattresses from a side with a firm setting side to a side with a plush setting. Having 6 air chambers on either side of the bed, the isense mattress presents an even surface across the middle of the bed.

Surface Evenness

Sleep Number i10

When sleeping on a softer setting on a Sleep Number mattress, your body signature remains visible on the surface of the mattress when you exit the bed, as air has no ability to spring back. With isense, the surface of the mattress will always recover regardless of your comfort setting.

Smart Bed Technology

Customize Your Perfect Sleep

isense adjustable mattresses are designed to change with the needs of real people.

Using our Comfort Control™ Technology, you can adjust the firmness of your mattress—and so can your partner. Our range of 40 support settings (20 on each side) helps you achieve your best night’s sleep tonight and every night.

Sleep Performance Monitoring

isense® Sleep Performance Monitoring with the isense® Adjustable SMART Pillow allows you to monitor your heart rate, breathing, and depth of sleep cycles, allowing you to pinpoint factors that impact your individual quality of sleep.
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Hybrid Coil Support

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Pocket coils provide you with the ultimate support system. And these are not your standard coils... isense pocket coils are individually wrapped, so they are quiet and exceptional for reducing partner disturbance.
Click here to learn more about isense hybrid coils.

How we compare to Sleep Number Mattresses

Let’s break it down.

isense Revive
Sleep Number i10
Price - Queen Size (Everyday list price)
$2,999
$5,099
Price - King Size FlexHead™ (Everyday list price)
$3,999
$6,399
Mattress Thickness
13.5"
13"
Returns
Free
Return fees apply
Warranty
10-Year Limited: Full 10 Years on Mattress, Full 3 Years on Electronics, Prorate Electronics Years 4-10
15 Year Limited: Full 1 Year coverage, Prorate all mattresses and electronics for years 2-15
Delivery
Free To Your Door, $199 Installation
$199 Installation
In-home Trial
180 Night
100 Night
Remote
Included in Price
Additional Charge
Sleep Number i8
$3,599
$4,899
12"
Return fees apply
15 Year Limited: Full 1 Year coverage, Prorate all mattresses and electronics for years 2-15
$199 Installation
100 Night
Additional Charge
Sleep Number p6
$2,899
$3,899
11''
Return fees apply
15 Year Limited: Full 1 Year coverage, Prorate all mattresses and electronics for years 2-15
$199 Installation
100 Night
Additional Charge
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180-Night Comfort Guarantee

No Return or Restocking Fees, No Hassles, No Risks, and Absolutely No Gimmicks.

If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your isense® mattress, you can return it for a full refund within 180 nights, after the first 45 days. Since all new mattresses and their owners need time to adjust to the ideal comfort, we require customers to keep the mattress for 45 nights before initiating a return.
Still not convinced? Have questions?
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Give Us A Call.
Our knowledgeable Comfort Control™ Specialists can answer any questions. Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm CST
1-866-910-8605

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is isense the best sleep number bed alternative?

First off, congratulations on knowing that you want an adjustable mattress with firmness settings that help with achy pressure points, relief of back pain, and total customization of the sleep experience.

However, not all "number bed" mattresses give you the same levels of personal comfort. Sleep Number is an air bed that creates a chamber of air under each sleeper. An air mattress like Sleep Number (and other number beds like Personal Comfort, Air Pedic, and ProAdapt mattress) can take some load off the pressure scale, but because the air technology shifts when one of the partners moves, like side sleepers rolling to their back, it can cause people to have issues with partner disturbance.

Our alternative to sleep number beds creates a focus on comfort without using air mattresses. We believe beds should support the user, no matter if they have back pain, carry a little extra weight around their midsection, or just need their mattress to have side to side adjustability because they like their mattress settings different than their partner.

By using special urethane chambers rather than air in our mattresses, we are able to improve your personal comfort in a much different way than most number beds and air mattresses. Our responsive air technology compresses the foam for the ultimate in pressure relief, all from the touch of a remote control. If you have other questions about our alternative sleep number beds, contact us via our email address customer.service@myisense.com or check the bottom of this page for a chat window.

What About Airflow Transfer System and Temperature Control?

Temperature control and airflow are critical when you are sleeping. That's been one of the downfalls of brand name memory foam mattresses like the Tempur Pedic ProAdapt Mattress; heck, even gel memory foam mattresses still tend to sleep very warmly, which can disrupt your personal comfort. Your adjustable bed should be able to breathe with you and keep your comfort in mind the entire night. A memory foam mattress struggles with this task.

As for our non-memory foam mattress, our Energex gel infused foam work both as a comfort layer and an airflow transfer system. Our sleep number bed alternative allows airflow through the comfort layer, cooled by the gel infused foam, and out through the sides and bed frame to keep people cool and comfortable. That's why we feel our urethane chambers with Energex are one of the best alternatives to memory foam and air beds.

Our foam is also certipur us certified, ensuring your comfort layer not only provides awesome pressure relief but keeps you and your partner safe. You spend so much of your life on your mattress, make sure its on your side.

What is a Smart Bed?

We get it, technology is adapting quickly and mattresses, beds, and bed frames are catching up quickly. Sleep Tracking, performance monitoring, smart mattress & smart beds, alarm wake system built into beds, it's like being in a full-on sleep trial every night! Everyone is looking for an edge in getting their best night's sleep and improving their personal comfort settings.

A Smart Bed (like isense, Sleep Number, Sleep Saturn, etc) uses data built into the mattress or pillow to help track your sleep. Oxygen and heart rates, waking up and tossing, even down to the different levels of sleep can all be tracking and sent to your smartphone. Sleep tracking doesn't get any better than inside the smart mattress or smart bed frame! Start your Better Sleep Trial Today.

What Are other Sleep Number Bed Alternatives?

Most adjustable mattress searches are compared to Sleep Number as they have the longest history and national exposure as an adjustable air mattress. Alternatives to Sleep Number Mattresses come in a few different forms:

Adjustable Foam Mattresses
  • isense Revive Hybrid Premier Mattress
  • isense Refresh Foam Mattress


Adjustable Mattresses - 2 air chambers in the bed
  • Sleep Number bed i10 Mattress
  • Sleep Number bed i8 Mattress
  • Sleep Number c2 bed
  • Air Pedic 800
  • Personal Comfort A2 bed


Memory Foam Mattress - Including Gel Memory Foam Mattress
  • Tempur Pedic ProAdapt Bed - Not adjustable bed like isense, the c2 bed or personal comfort a2
  • Generic gel memory foam mattresses at box stores - also not adjustable number beds


The technology in these sleep number alternatives is what really drives the decision. But make sure to also consider the warranty (some range from 1 year to 25-year warranty, but believe us, you don't want to be sleeping on a 20-year-old mattress... we've worked with number beds for 30 years, you should see what's in there after that long). Delivery time is also important. Some number bed manufacturers are seeing 4-12 week lead time, while others, like isense, control our manufacturing so can almost always ship your mattress in less than a week.

What Are The Pros and Cons of Adjustable Base Bed Frames?

While an adjustable mattress gives you the exact personal comfort you need while sleeping, there are times you need more. Want your feet to raise for some needed pressure relief? How about your head and chest lifted while reading your latest crime novel? Pairing an adjustable base with a sleep number alternative mattress creates the perfect comfort layer of support and functionality.

Every since Leggett Platt introduced the world to adjustable bed foundations (with models like their Platt Prodigy 2.0), people have clamored for split king mattresses to lift their head and feet. Our best sleep number alternative, the isense Revive hybrid mattress pairs beautifully with our Elite Adjustable Bed, creating a truly customized sleep experience. No matter the name on the page, adjustable bases are here to stay and make the perfect complement to your number bed purchase.