Sleep Number P-5 VS. I-LE – Which Mattress Will Suit You Best?

The P-5 is Sleep Number’s most popular mattress, with a great balance of firmness and cushion. Those who are looking for a little bit extra may want to splurge on the I-LE model. We’ve put together a guide filled with details on each mattress to help you decide which one is best for you.

Key Similarities

  • Both models are pillow top mattresses (European-style vs. Duvet-style)
  • A variety of standard sizes – including FlexTop
  • Individual or dual air chamber options with DualAir™ adjustability

Both come with this optional feature:
FlexFit™ Adjustable Bases

Key Differences

P-5

  • 11” mattress profile
  • European style pillow top design that includes 2” of hypersoft quilting foam for a plush surface
  • 2” of proprietary PlushFit foam- supportive foam is designed exclusively for Sleep Number to naturally conform to your curves
  • 5 zones specifically designed to contour to your head, shoulders, lower back, hips, and knees
  • Mattress fabric is made with a rayon/polypropylene blend for smoothness and durability
  • $2,099.99 for a Queen
P5construction

source: SleepNumber.com

I-LE

  • 14” mattress profile
  • Duvet-style pillowtop that includes: hypersoft quilting foam for a plush surface
  • 3” of Exclusive Comfort Layer foam – enhanced with a breathable airflow design to help balance your sleeping temperature
  • 2” foam base pad underneath the air chamber(s)
  • Polyester/polypropylene soft and breathable fabric so you sleep comfortably.
  • Sleep IQ Technology is included
  • $4,899 for a Queen size
iLEconstruction

source: SleepNumber.com

What I Found From Several Live Chat Sessions

After speaking with Sleep Number Customer Service representatives, I learned about a few extra details that may help you decide between a P-5 or an I-LE mattress.

  • Mattress Top: The mattress tops are both pillowtops but they have different styles and can be accessed in the mattress differently. The European-style of the P-5 is less tall and has a smaller pillowtop than the I-LE. It can be accessed from one zipper in the mattress where you can get to all the components. The I-LE has a larger pillowtop and its own zipped up portion of the mattress (for two zippers total), according to Customer Service.
  • Popularity: The P-5 model is Sleep Number’s most popular bed. The salesperson I spoke to at a Sleep Number store said it had a good balance between cushion and natural firmness from the air chambers.
  • Firmness: The I-LE has more layers, so it may come as no surprise that it is the least firm of both mattresses. While P-5 is very popular, the Customer Service representative told me that, people who “love the cloud-feel or softer mattresses ” will generally get the I-LE because of its duvet-style pillowtop.

Which Should You Pick?

P-5 if…

  • You are a Side Sleeper. Customer Service representatives told me that the P-5 would be a better choice than the I-LE for side sleepers because the 2” PlushFit comfort foam layers contains five zones for body contouring and pressure relief – including the hip area. She said: If you want to feel the pressure point relief in targeted areas of your body to ensure that you’re properly supported throughout the night, I would strongly recommend the p5 for you.
  • You Want To Save Some Cash. There is a $2,800 price difference between Queen size P-5 and I-LE mattresses. Deciding on the P-5 means you will not get the soft duvet-style pillowtop or a 3” enhanced foam comfort layer with breathability, but it does make it easier to consider accessories like Sleep IQ Technology or the FlexFit Adjustable Base.

Read our full Sleep Number P-5 review.

I-LE if…

  • You Are A Hot Sleeper. The 3” exclusive comfort foam layer in the I-LE is designed for airflow and breathability, making it a cooler mattress than the P-5, which has no cooling technology. The I-LE has cooling built into the comfort layer and not the mattress top like the I-8 model or I-10 model.
  • You Like Cushioning. The I-LE is a better fit for those who aren’t interested in a naturally firm mattress. You can still adjust your level of support with your Sleep Number setting, but the I-LE’s 3” foam comfort layer and tall, soft duvet-style pillow top will keep you nicely cushioned while you sleep, as compared to the P-5.

Read our full Sleep Number I-LE review.

My Personal Opinion

If you choose the bestselling P-5 mattress over the I-LE model, you will save about $2,800 on a Queen size bed. You could actually purchase two Sleep Number beds for the price of the I-LE mattress.

Here is what you get for the price difference:

  • Sleep IQ Technology
  • 2” foam base pad
  • 3” Exclusive Comfort Layer – foam layer with breathability to keep you cool
  • Duvet-style luxurious pillowtop
  • 3” more inches of mattress profile height (11″ vs 14″)

Personally, I would choose the P-5 mattress over the I-LE model for not only the cost savings, but because you get a foam layer that comes with 5 areas of pressure relief and body contouring.

As someone who sleeps on their side frequently, I like that I will have added pressure relief in that area, even if I am getting 1” less of foam thickness than I would with the I-LE.

Overall, I think there is a reason why people like the P-5 model. It is a good mix of Sleep Number features and provides a balance of cushion and firmness.

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Sleep Number I-10 VS. I-LE – Which Model Is Best For You?

The I-10 mattress and the I-LE mattress are the premiere models in Sleep Number’s line of beds. The I-10 – with its dual air chambers and separate reversible comfort layers – may be perfect for couples. The I-LE could be a great fit for anyone, especially those who tend to sleep a little hot. 

Not sure which one to get? We’ve put together a handy guide with all of the details in each mattress to help you decide which one is best for you.

Key Similarities

  • Both mattresses are made with a polyester/polypropylene blend fabric that is designed to be soft and breathable
  • Both mattresses feature duvet-style pillowtops
  • Both have a 2” foam base pad beneath the air chamber(s)
  • Sleep IQ Technology included

Both come with this optional feature:
FlexFit™ Adjustable Bases

Key Differences

I-10

  • 15” mattress profile
  • 4” dual-layer design: 2″ of Memory Foam reverses to 2″ of PlushFit foam with 7 zones of contouring support
  • Comes in Queen – FlexTop Cal King
  • Dual air chamber option only
  • Duvet-style pillowtop that includes: Hypersoft quilting foam for a plush surface and Outlast temperature balancing technology to minimize temperature swings
  • $4,999.98 for a Queen size
i10construction

source: SleepNumber.com

I-LE

  • 14” mattress profile
  • 3” of Exclusive Comfort Layer foam – enhanced with a breathable airflow design to help balance your sleeping temperature
  • Comfort foam has 5 zones specifically designed to contour to your head, shoulders, lower back, hips, and knees
  • Duvet-style pillowtop that includes: Hypersoft quilting foam for a plush surface
  • $4,899 for a Queen size
iLEconstruction

source:SleepNumber.com

What I Found From Several Live Chat Sessions

The Innovation Series of Sleep Number beds – like the I-10 and the I-LE – are made with several layers and specific features. Here is what I learned after chatting with Sleep Number Customer Service.

  • Mattress Top: All three of the mattresses in the Innovation Line (the I-8, the I-10, and the I-LE) all feature similar duvet.-style pillowtops. The amount of quilting foam inside each will differ. A representative told me that because the I-10 has a 15” mattress profile, it will have an additional inch of quilting foam in the top of the mattress as compared to the I-LE with a 14” mattress profile.
  • Foam Comfort Layer: Because the I-10 features 2” of denser memory foam in the reversible comfort layer, it will feel firmer overall compared to the I-LE mattress that features only regular comfort foam.
  • Cooling Features: Both mattresses offer ways to keep you cool. The I-10 has temperature balancing material (Outlast Technology) on the mattress cover, while the foam comfort layer on the I-LE is designed with breathability in mind.

Which Should You Pick?

I-10 if…

  • You Sleep With A Partner. The I-10 model is only made with dual air chambers, making it ideal for those who share a bed. Each partner gets their own air chamber to adjust to their Sleep Number. The reversible memory foam/PlushFit foam layer is also separated, so each person can sleep on his/her preferred side.
  • You Want Full Body Pressure Relief. With the I-10, you get 2 additional zoned areas of body contouring – the lower legs and feet. The I-LE has 5 zones of contouring and the I-10 has 7 total for a full body experience.
  • You Want It All. A luxurious pillowtop? How about layers of Memory Foam? Feel like changing it up to PlushFit foam? Add in some cooling technology? With the I-10 you get all of the options and with the comfort foam layers, you can change it to whatever your preference is at the moment.

Read our full Sleep Number I-10 review

I-LE if…

  • You Want More Cushion. You can absolutely adjust the support of your mattress with your Sleep Number setting. However, the 2” of reversible memory foam in the I-10 mattress makes it a denser and firmer mattress compared to the I-LE, which features 3” of enhanced comfort foam. So even though the I-10 has more layers of cushion, the I-LE will still be the least firm of the two mattresses.

Read our full Sleep Number I-LE review

Both if…

  • You Sleep Hot. Both mattresses offer cooling technology – just in different locations within the mattress. In the I-10 you will find the Outlast Technology built into the mattress surface. Meanwhile in the I-LE, the mattress is designed specifically for breathability.

My Personal Opinion

When it comes to Sleep Number beds, the I-10 and the I-LE are the top of the line. They are both designed to keep you superbly cool and comfortable so you sleep well all night long.

At full price, there is only a $100 difference between a Queen size I-10 mattress and the limited edition Queen I-LE mattress.

Since I personally sleep with a partner, I would spend the extra $100 and upgrade to the I-10 mattress. You can customize the I-10 more than any other Sleep Number bed. It’s made only with dual air chambers, so you each get to set your desired level of support. In addition, you can reverse your comfort layer to either PlushFit or Memory Foam – so everyone is happy.

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Sleep Number I-8 VS. I-LE – Which Model Is Right For You?

The I-8 mattress and the I-LE mattress are two of the most luxurious models Sleep Number has to offer. Both offer foam comfort layers and cooling features to keep you comfortable all night.

Since the mattresses have similar qualities, we’ve put together a handy guide with all of the details in each mattress to help you decide which one is best for you.

Key Similarities

  • Both come in Twin XL – FlexTop Cal King (more size options)
  • Both mattresses are made with a polyester/polypropylene blend fabric that is designed to be soft and breathable
  • Both offer single or dual air chamber options (depending on mattress size)
  • Sleep IQ Technology included

Both come with this optional feature:
FlexFit™ Adjustable Bases

Key Differences

I-8

  • 13” mattress profile
  • 1” foam base pad underneath the air chamber(s)
  • 3” of proprietary PlushFit foam – supportive foam is designed exclusively for Sleep Number to naturally conform to your curves
  • PlushFit foam has 7 zones specifically designed to contour to your head, shoulders, lower back, hips, knees, lower legs, and feet
  • Duvet-style pillowtop that includes: 2” of Hypersoft Quilting Foam for a plush surface and Outlast temperature balancing technology to minimize temperature swings
  • $3,499 for a Queen size

i8Construction

I-LE

  • 14” mattress profile
  • 2” foam base pad underneath the air chamber(s)
  • 3” of Exclusive Comfort Layer foam – enhanced with a breathable airflow design to help balance your sleeping temperature
  • Comfort foam has 5 zones specifically designed to contour to your head, shoulders, lower back, hips, and knees
  • Duvet-style pillowtop that includes: 3” of Hypersoft Quilting Foam for a plush surface
  • $4,899 for a Queen size

iLEconstruction

What I Found From Several Live Chat Sessions

The I-8 and I-LE mattresses are very similar but there are a few details which separate them that are worth noting.

 

Foam Comfort Layer: The I-8 has a 3” layer of PlushFit comfort foam that is made with 7 zones specifically designed to contour to your body. The I-LE features 3” of a different type of foam called an “Exclusive Comfort Layer” with 5 contouring zones. The comfort foam layer in the I-LE is also made with breathable fabric to help keep you cool.

Cooling Features: Both mattresses offer ways to keep you cool. The I-8 has temperature balancing material on the mattress cover while the foam comfort layer is made to breathe and keep you cool on the I-LE.

Which Should You Pick?

I-8 if…

  • You Want To Spend Less. While the I-8 and the I-LE models have a lot in common, one thing they differ on is their price. A Queen size I-8 mattress retails for $3,499 while the I-LE will cost you an additional $1,400 (for a total price of $4,899 for a Queen).
  • You Want Full Body Pressure Relief. This is a minor difference, but the PlushFit comfort layer in the I-8 has 7 zones of body contouring and the foam layer in the I-LE only has 5 zones. You will get additional pressure relief in the lower legs and feet through the comfort layer in the I-8.

Read our full Sleep Number I-8 review

I-LE if…

  • You Want More Cushion. According to the Sleep Number Customer representative, I talked to, the higher the model number, the more cushioning the mattress will have. So the I-LE has an extra layer of quilting foam sewn into the mattress top and has more cushion than the I-8.

Read our full Sleep Number I-LE review

Both if…

  • You Are A Hot Sleeper. The I-8 and the I-LE models both offer cooling features. For the I-8, it’s through the mattress top which has built-in Outlast Technology. This technology is designed to pull moisture away from you and redistribute it throughout the night. The I-LE has an enhanced foam layer that allows for air movement and breathability.

My Personal Opinion

There’s no doubt that the I-8 and the I-LE mattresses both have a lot to offer in terms of keeping you cool and comfortable at night.

Personally, I would choose the I-8 mattress because I feel that the I-8 and I-LE are so similar that the additional qualities in the I-LE aren’t worth the increased cost ($1,400 for a Queen).

With the I-8 mattress, I still get 3” of comfort foam and cooling technology built into the soft mattress top. With the money I save choosing this option, I would probably invest in a FlexFit Adjustable Base and some nice sheets!

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Sleep Number I-LE Review – The Right Innovation Series Mattress For You?

Sleep Number’s Limited Edition I-LE mattress shares many features of its sister I-8 and I-10 models. It offers multiple layers of foam comfort and support. But is it the right bed for you? Read on for my full review.

Construction Overview

The I-LE is the Limited Edition mattress in Sleep Number’s Innovation Series line of beds. The series also includes the I-8, and I-10 mattresses as well.

The I-LE mattress has a 14” profile, which is measured from the base to the highest loft of the mattress.

The mattress will come with either one or two air chambers (depending on what size bed you get). The air chambers will inflate and deflate according to your Sleep Number setting. This will determine the level of support/firmness your mattress provides.

Sleep Number beds made with two air chambers comes with their “DualAir™ adjustability” feature. It allows you to adjust firmness and support on each side of the bed to your Sleep Number setting. The hoses to pump air into the chamber are 4ft in length.

Directly below the air chamber(s) is a 2” base pad and above the air chamber is 3” of  Exclusive Comfort Layer foam. This layer is enhanced with a breathable airflow design to help balance your sleeping temperature, according to Sleep Number Customer Service.

The enhanced foam comfort layer is also made with five zones specifically designed to contour to your body.

The I-LE mattress is made with a polyester/polypropylene blend fabric that is designed to be soft and breathable.

iLEconstruction

source: SleepNumber.com

The top of the I-LE mattress is a duvet-style pillowtop that includes a 3”resiliency foam topper. This has been described as a denser foam than the 2” hypersoft quilting foam found in the I-8 mattress top.

It’s worth noting that the Sleep Number Sleep IQ Technology, which will track your sleep and help you find your optimal Sleep Number setting, is included in the price of the I-LE mattress.

Optional: You can add a FlexFit Adjustable Base for your bed that will allow you to raise the head and foot of the bed.

Here are the layers of the I-8 mattress starting from the base:

  • Base
  • 2” foam base pad
  • Air chamber(s)
  • 3” Exclusive comfort foam -with five zones designed to contour to your body and breathable air flow design
  • Duvet-style pillowtop with a 3” resiliency foam layer sewn in
  • Polyester/polypropylene blend fabric overall

Firmness Level

When it comes to firmness, there are several factors in a Sleep Number bed that will affect how firm your bed is.

Your Sleep Number: The air chamber/air chambers in your mattress will inflate and deflate according to your Sleep Number. The higher the Sleep Number, the more air in the air chambers and the firmer your mattress will be.

Your Comfort Layer: There are several types and thicknesses of foam comfort layers in Sleep Number beds. Denser and thicker comfort layers will provide more support and increase the firmness of your mattress.

Your Mattress Top: Sleep Number offers a variety of mattress tops. Plusher pillow top style mattress tops will be less firm than a flatter mattress top.

The I-LE mattress has several layers, including a 2” base pad foam layer, 3” of exclusive comfort foam and 3” of resiliency foam sewn into the mattress top. These layers will provide significantly more cushion to the mattress than a Classic Series bed like the C-2 or the C-4.

A Customer Service team member also told me that it will feel slightly firmer than its sister model, the highly-rated I-8. She said that the foam construction in the I-LE is denser than the I-8, especially in the firmer/denser I-LE mattress top.

You Might Want To Consider This Mattress If:

You Sleep Hot. The comfort layer in the I-LE mattress is made with foam that is enhanced with breathable airflow design to help balance your sleeping temperature.

You Can’t Decide Between the I-8 and the I-10. A Customer Service representative told me that if the if the I-8 and the I-10 had a kid together, it would be the I-LE. What I think he means is that the I-LE is a great combination of all the features these two Innovation Series mattresses has to offer. It is also priced right in between the two models as well.

You Might Not Want To Consider This Mattress If:

You Are On A Budget. The I-LE is the second most expensive Sleep Number model. It retails at $4,899.98 for a Queen size mattress. It has a lot to offer and customers seem to really enjoy this mattress. However, if you’re trying to save money, it may not the best fit.

The I-8 mattress may be the closest to the I-LE, but Sleep Number sells other Queen mattresses for less than $1,000 (the C-2) and several for under $3000, including the popular P-5 mattress.

Most Common Pieces Of Praise

The I-LE had a large number of positive reviews. One of the main compliments was about the sheer comfort the mattress provides through its many foam layers and contoured support.

SNILEReviewHappy

Couples and partners seem to love Sleep Number beds for their dual air chambers and ability to adjust the firmness to your desire. So many couples were thrilled to be able to sleep so comfortably next to a partner who slept differently from them.

SNILEReviewCouples

The layers of foam and support in the I-LE made it a good fit for those suffering from pain – specifically in the back. Customers who coupled it with a FlexFit adjustable base found, even more, comfort in the bed.

SNILEReviewPain

Most Common Complaints

The biggest complaint across the reviews was that people could not find a comfortable balance between support and cushion. Many struggled with their Sleep Number setting and programming it in a way that let them get a good night’s sleep.

SNILEReviewUncomfortable

For some reason, people were very irritated with the Sleep IQ Technology in the I-LE mattress. I’m not sure if this has something to do with the sensors and multiple foam layers, but many customers felt that the Sleep IQ Technology was a waste.

SNILEReviewSleepIQ

Why Would Someone Pick This Model Over The Other Sleep Number Mattresses?

The I-LE is a great mix of foam comfort, contoured support, and cooling features. Those who sleep hot and who like sleeping on beds that provide a good amount of cushion would like the I-LE mattress.

Those who like the premium I-10 mattress, but want more size options or are considering purchasing a bed with a single air chamber, could definitely choose the I-LE.

Overall

The I-LE mattress is very similar to its sister models, the I-8 and the I-10 mattress and is priced right in the middle of the two at $4,899.98 for a Queen size.

Your decision to choose this mattress over the others will really come down to the details and personal preferences. The I-LE offers thicker and denser foam layers made with breathable material to keep you cool, supported and most of all comfortable all night.

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Sleep Number I-8 VS. I-10 – Which Innovation Series Model Is Right For You?

Sleep Number’s Innovation Series mattresses are the top of the line when it comes to Sleep Number beds. The I-8 and I-10 models offer many similarities but it’s their comfort layers (and price) that make a big difference.

We’ve put together a handy guide to lay out the details in each mattress and help you decide which one is best for you.

Key Similarities

  • Both come with a Duvet-style pillowtop that includes: 2” of Hypersoft Quilting Foam for a plush surface and Outlast temperature balancing technology to minimize temperature swings
  • PlushFit foam on both mattresses that has 7 zones specifically designed to contour to your head, shoulders, lower back, hips, knees, lower legs, and feet
  • Mattress fabric is made with a polyester/polypropylene blend fabric that is designed to be soft and breathable
  • Sleep IQ Technology included

Both come with this optional feature:
FlexFit™ Adjustable Bases

Key Differences

I-8

  • 13” mattress profile
  • 1” foam base pad underneath the air chamber(s)
  • 3” of proprietary PlushFit foam – supportive foam is designed exclusively for Sleep Number to naturally conform to your curves
  • Comes in Twin XL – FlexTop Cal King (more size options)
  • Single or dual air chamber options
  • $3,499.98 for a Queen
i8Construction

source: SleepNumber.com

I-10

  • 15” mattress profile
  • 2” foam base pad underneath the air chamber(s)
  • 4” dual-layer design: Memory Foam reverses to PlushFit foam with 7 zones of contouring support
  • Comes in Queen – FlexTop Cal King
  • Dual air chamber option only
  • $4,999.98 for a Queen
i10construction

source: SleepNumber.com

What I Found From Several Live Chat Sessions

After speaking with Sleep Number Customer Service representatives, I learned about a few extra details and clarifications that may help you decide between an I-8 or an I-10 mattress.

  • Highest Rated: A representative told me that that the P-5 model is the most popular but the I-8 is the highest rated. When I asked why he thought it was so highly rated he said: [The I-8 is] a pillowtop bed that will provide great support and pressure relief and my favorite feature is the cover of the mattress. It’s made with a temperature balancing material that absorbs excess heat to help keep you cool through the night.
  • Design Difference: The biggest design difference in the I-8 vs. the I-10 mattress is the foam comfort layer. Here is how the Customer Service representative for Sleep Number described the main differences to me: The I-10 will be thicker and more pressure relieving than our I-8 model. The I-10 offers 2″ of memory foam and 2″ of PlushFit™ foam that are interchangeable based on your preference.

Which Should You Pick?

I-8 if…

  • You Want Comfort But Don’t Want To Break The Bank. The 3” PlushFit comfort foam layer in the I-8 is designed to relieve pressure in 7 areas of the body. It also has a luxurious Duvet-style pillowtop with thermo-regulating fabric. This top-rated model has a lot to offer and comes in at $1,500 less (for a Queen) than the I-10 model.
  • You Sleep Alone. The I-8 can be purchased in Twin XL – Cal King sizes, while the smallest I-10 mattress you can buy is a Queen. The I-8 can also be made with single or dual air chambers (up to a Queen). This is ideal for those who want a big bed with adjustable firmness but prefer to sleep alone. The I-10 comes in dual air chamber option only.

Read our full Sleep Number I-8 review

I-10 if…

  • You Want The Ultimate In Pressure Relief. The I-10 features the innovative dual-layer design that lets you flip your comfort layer to either 2” of memory foam or 2” of PlushFit foam (for a total of 4″ of foam). Here is how Sleep Number describes their foam layer: Ergonomic, reversible design lets you individualize your comfort. Conforming memory foam reverses to PlushFit foam featuring seven zones for superior pressure relief and gentle support where you need it most: head, shoulders, lower back, hips, knees, lower legs, and feet.
  • You Have A Sleep Partner. The I-10 model is only made with dual air chambers. That means that each individual can control his/her side of the bed with their own air chamber customized to their individual Sleep Number setting. The foam comfort levels are reversible and can be flipped so either partner can enjoy memory foam or PlushFit foam support.
  • You Want All The Options. The I-10 mattress is really the complete package and combines nearly all the features that Sleep Number includes in their mattresses. The I-10 offers a pillowtop surface, thermo-regulating cooling technology, dual air chambers, and separate reversible foam comfort layers for complete individualized comfort. It also includes Sleep IQ Technology so you can track your sleep at night.

Read our full Sleep Number I-10 review

Both if…

  • You Are A Hot Sleeper. The I-8 and the I-10 models feature Outlast technology in the mattress surface. This technology is designed to pull moisture away from you and redistribute it throughout the night. This can be a great feature for those who frequently wake up hot or have trouble stabilizing their body temperature at night.

My Personal Opinion

There is a lot to like about both the I-8 and the I-10 models in Sleep Number’s Innovation Series of mattresses. For me, there are three main reasons why I would choose the I-8 over the I-10 model.

  • Rating. The Customer Service representative told me that the I-8 is Sleep Number’s highest-rated mattress. This is important to me because it means that customers must really like the mattress if they took their personal time to come online and write a positive review.
  • Single vs. Dual Air Chambers. The I-8 offers more size options than the I-10 and has the option to let you purchase a Queen size mattress with a single air chamber. Many reviewers noticed a gap in between the dual air chambers and separate foam pieces in the I-10. This made it uncomfortable for them to enjoy the center of their bed (you can read more about I-10 reviews here). The I-8 has one foam piece and can be made with one or two air chambers.
  • Price. The I-8 mattress is $3,499 for a Queen size and the I-10 is $4,999 for a Queen. Both mattresses are an investment but, in my opinion, the added features of the I-10 are not enough to justify the $1,500 price increase.

While they are both similar, the comfort level and price point of the I-8 make it a better choice for me than the I-10 mattress.

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Sleep Number I-10 Review – Best Mattress For You?

The I-10 mattress is Sleep Number’s most luxurious model. Its innovative reverse comfort foam layer allows couples to customize their side of the bed exactly how they like it – PlushFit foam or memory foam. Oh, and it’ll keep you sleeping cool all night. Is it right for you? Read on for my full review.

Construction Overview

The I-10 is one of three mattresses in Sleep Number’s Innovation Series line of beds. The series also includes the I-8 model and I-LE mattresses.

The I-10 mattress has a 15” profile, which is measured from the base to the highest loft of the mattress.

I-10 mattresses are designed with couples in mind and can only be made with two air chambers. This means that each I-10 mattress will come with Sleep Number’s “DualAir™ adjustability” feature that allows you to n adjust firmness and support on each side of the bed to your Sleep Number setting. The hoses to pump air into the chamber are 4ft in length.

Directly below the air chamber(s) is a 2” foam base pad.

What sets the I-10 apart from its other Innovation Series mattresses is the 4” reverse foam layer that sits directly above the air chambers.

This foam comfort layer is separated into two pieces for each side of the bed. It is made with memory foam on one side and PlushFit foam on the opposite side. Here is how Sleep Number describes this comfort layer:

Ergonomic, reversible design lets you individualize your comfort. Conforming memory foam reverses to PlushFit foam featuring seven zones for superior pressure relief and gentle support where you need it most: head, shoulders, lower back, hips, knees, lower legs, and feet.

The foam layer comes in two separate pieces (no matter what size you get) so that each person can flip it to their preferred foam side – PlushFit or memory foam.

i10construction

source: SleepNumber.com

The I-10 mattress is made with a polyester/polypropylene blend fabric that is designed to be soft and breathable (same fabric as the I-8 model).

The mattress top also matches the I-8 model. It is a duvet pillow top that includes 2” of Hypersoft Quilting Foam for a plush surface and Outlast temperature balancing technology to minimize temperature swings.

It’s worth noting that the Sleep Number Sleep IQ Technology, which will track your sleep and help you find your optimal Sleep Number setting, is included in the price of the I-10 mattress.

Optional: You can add a FlexFit Adjustable Base for your bed that will allow you to raise the head and foot of the bed.

To sum it up, here are the layers of the I-8 mattress starting from the base:

  • Base
  • 2” foam base bad
  • Dual air chambers (with DualAir Adjustability)
  • 4” reverse memory foam/PlushFit foam layer
  • 2” of Hypersoft Quilting Foam
  • Plush surface with Outlast temperature control technology
  • Polyester/polypropylene blend fabric overall

Sleep IQ Technology is included and FlexFit Adjustable Bases are an option at an additional cost.

Firmness Level

When it comes to firmness, there are several factors in a Sleep Number bed that will affect how firm your bed is.

  • Your Sleep Number: The dual air chambers in the mattress will inflate/deflate according to your Sleep Number. The higher the Sleep Number, the more air will fill the air chambers and the firmer your mattress will be.
  • Your Comfort Layer: There are several types and thicknesses of foam comfort layers in Sleep Number beds. Denser and thicker comfort layers (like memory foam layers) will provide more support and increase the firmness of your mattress.
  • Your Mattress Top: Sleep Number offers a variety of mattress tops. Plusher pillow top style mattress tops will be less firm than a flatter mattress top.

The I-10 is an interesting mattress because it has a comfort layer made up of both memory foam and PlushFit foam. The PlushFit foam is lighter than the memory foam, which tends to be denser and firmer.

The Customer Service representative I talked to told me that the memory foam layer in the I-10 makes it a firmer mattress than a popular model like the P-5, which contains only PlushFit foam.

You Might Want To Consider This Mattress If:

You Have A Sleep Partner. The I-10 model is only made with dual air chambers – that means that each individual can control his/her side of the bed with their own air chamber customized to their individual Sleep Number setting.

You Want To Be Able To Switch Things Up. Customization is the name of the game with the I-10 mattress. In addition to adjusting your support with your own air chamber, the reverse comfort layer is separated into two pieces. This way, you can decide if you want to sleep on PlushFit foam or memory foam, and your partner can do the same.

You Sleep Hot. There is temperature regulating technology built into the mattress top of the I-10 mattress. Outlast Technology (the same kind found in Slumber Cloud’s Dry Line Protector and the I-8 mattress surface) is designed to pull heat away from your body and re-distribute it during the night so you sleep comfortably.

You Might Not Want To Consider This Mattress If:

You Want A Firm Mattress. The I-10 is made up of several layers, including a 2” foam base pad, 4” of PlushFit foam and memory foam and 2” of Hypersoft Quilting Foam sewn into the duvet style mattress top.

While memory foam is a denser foam, so many layers in between the top of the mattress and the air chamber make the mattress naturally less firm than more standard models like the C-2 or C-4.

You Are On A Budget. The I-10 mattress is the most expensive Sleep Number bed available. The mattress just under $5,000 for a Queen size. It does include many features, including Sleep IQ Technology.

Sleep Number does sell one Queen mattress for less than $1,000 (the C-2 model) and several for under $3,000, including the bestselling P-5 mattress.

Most Common Pieces Of Praise

The I-10 mattress truly is designed with couples in mind. The mattress only comes with dual air chambers, which means that each individual can control the firmness and support of his/her side of the bed. With the reverse comfort foam layer, the individual can also decide if he/she wants to sleep on memory foam or PlushFit foam.

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In other reviews I read, many customers purchased the I-10 because they were suffering from pain related to injuries or aging. They liked having the ability to not only adjust their firmness and support, but also the benefits of having an Adjustable Base – raising and lowering the head/feet of the bed in addition to other spa-like features.

 

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Most Common Complaints

The biggest complaint about the I-10 mattress is the price. The price of a Queen size mattress alone is nearly $5,000. If you decide to go with a bigger mattress like a Split King, and add a FlexFit adjustable base, you could spend significantly more.

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The most complaints came from the Split King size bed. This sie actually comes as two individual mattresses (as opposed to one mattress with two separate comfort foam layers). People had an especially difficult time getting sheets on/off the Split King because of these two separate mattresses.

 

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Mattresses like the FlexTop King or Split King – also makes it difficult to find comfort in the center of the mattress. Customers struggled with being able to have more intimate moments with their partner or even just feeling “stuck” in the valley created between the two mattresses.

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Those who also purchased an Adjustable Base with their Split King said that their mattresses would slide down and bunch at the bottom of the bed when they raised the head of their bed. This was a frequently reported complaint.

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Why Would Someone Pick This Model Over The Other Sleep Number Mattresses?

Those who choose the I-10 mattress over other Sleep Number models are couples (most likely) who want all of the comfort features that Sleep Number offers.

The I-10 lets you adjust your level of support and comfort with your Sleep Number setting with its reverse foam comfort layer. You also get the benefits of cooling technology and a soft and breathable duvet-style mattress top.

Those who can afford the $5,000+ price tag would pick this mattress over others. Of all the Sleep Number models, the I-10 is the ultimate mattress for customized comfort.

Overall

The I-10 is a luxurious mattress option for the right couple. This mattress could be a great fit if someone prefers memory foam and another prefers regular foam mattresses. It also helps you both stay cool.

However, there was feedback from some customers that a valley created in the center of the bed between the two air chambers – especially in the Split King – is uncomfortable for couples trying to cuddle (and difficult to change the sheets).

Customers who also purchased the adjustable bed felt that the separate mattresses – especially in the Split King-  tended to slide forward and bunch at the foot of the bed.

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