Step-by-Step Guide: How to Safely Move Your Sleep Number Bed

Choose the Right Moving Day

Choosing the right day for moving a Sleep Number bed is crucial. It’s not just about packing the bed, loading it onto a truck, and driving away. Weather conditions, timing, and even one’s physical conditions should ideally be taken into account.

Firstly, it’s generally advised to avoid moving in inclement weather, which can bring unexpected difficulties both in dismantling and transporting the bed. Rain can damage the electronic components of the bed while snow or ice can make it perilous to carry heavy items. Thus, always check the weather forecast before finalizing the moving day.

In terms of timing, the best time to move is when one’s at their peak physical condition. Since moving a Sleep Number bed is a physically demanding task, it’s wise to pick a time that aligns with one’s most energetic and alert hours.

Moreover, certain days of the week may offer cheaper moving rates. Consider requesting off-peak times to take advantage of lower costs. For instance, weekends and end-of-month dates tend to be pricier as they’re the most in-demand periods for movers.

Finally, ensure there’s ample time. Rushing while moving a bed could lead to mistakes, potentially damaging the bed or even causing injury.

To aid with finalizing your moving day plan, here’s a brief overview:

WeatherCheck the forecast, avoid severe conditions
TimingAlign with peak physical condition hours
Day of the weekOff-peak periods like mid-week may offer cheaper rates
Time managementEnsure there’s no need to rush

Remember, moving a Sleep Number bed doesn’t have to be a stressful activity. With careful planning and consideration, the move can be made easier and safer. As the next step, we’ll discuss the specifics of dismantling the Sleep Number bed for a move.

Gather the Necessary Supplies

Moving a Sleep Number bed isn’t just about strength and timing. It’s also about having the right tools at your disposal. When it comes to preparing for the move, gathering the necessary materials is a crucial step.

Firstly, you’ll need to get your hands on a few robust packing supplies such as bubble wrap, packing tape, and mattress bags. Bubble wrap ensures the bed parts remain cushioned during the journey, preventing scratches and breakages. Packing tape will maintain the integrity of your packaging. Don’t forget about mattress bags – they’ll provide protection against dust, moisture and accidental damage during the move.

The disassembly process becomes smoother with the use of proper tools. A Phillips screwdriver and an adjustable wrench will often do the trick. These tools will help you dismantle the Sleep Number bed into manageable parts, making it easier to transport.

Additionally, having a hand truck or dolly could prove extremely useful. A hand truck significantly simplifies the moving process, reducing the physical strain and risk of injury. It’s particularly beneficial if stairs are involved in the move.

Furthermore, consider acquiring a few thick moving blankets. They provide an extra layer of protection for your Sleep Number bed during the move. With these blankets, you can wrap around sharp corners and edges, mitigating the risk of punctures and tears.

Remember to put together a list of all the necessary supplies before you get started. Prepping adequately will save you from last-minute rushes to the store when you’re halfway through disassembling the bed.

Next, let’s focus on the actual steps in disassembling a Sleep Number bed…

Dismantle the Bed Frame

After gathering all the necessary moving supplies and tools, it’s time to focus on the disassembly stage. Of course, when it comes to how to move a Sleep Number bed, no phase is more crucial than this.

First, remove all bedding and pillows from the Sleep Number Bed. Once it’s bare, unplug the bed from the wall to ensure safety during disassembly.

Next, locate and remove the mattress’s four corner locks using your Phillips screwdriver. Don’t rush through this stage—it’s important to be gentle to avoid damaging any components. A pro tip: as you remove each part, remember to label them clearly with masking tape and a marker. This will make the reassembly process much easier.

The disassembly of the bed frame begins with unfastening the screws on the outer edge using an adjustable wrench or a Phillips head screwdriver, depending on the screw type. Ensure to collect and securely store all screws, bolts, and any other small components in a separate bag to prevent them from being lost.

Every Sleep Number bed model is unique—some have a plywood base, others instead are fitted with a plastic base. If yours has a plywood base, it’ll be easy to dismantle: Just lift the base panels out once you’ve finish unscrewing everything.

However, if you own the kind of Sleep Number bed with a plastic base, slightly more effort will be needed. You’ll need to lift the top plastic platform off before removing the base. But remember, two of the platforms connect to a hose. Before lifting, disconnect the hose from the pump—only then should it be safe to lift the plastic panels.

Remember to exercise caution during this process. While the mattress might not be overly heavy, your back health should be your priority. A hand truck or dolly is a useful tool here—it can help transport the frame sections with minimal physical strain.

After successful disassembly, secure all the parts. Proper packaging for transport involves a good amount of bubble wrap, a couple of mattress bags for protection, and plenty of packing tape. Consider using thick moving blankets as well for additional cushioning during the move.

Prepare the Mattress

After successful disassembly, the next step in moving a Sleep Number bed is preparing the mattress. This stage is pivotal, ensuring both the mattress’s longevity and performance at its new location.

Before diving into the nitty-gritty, it’s essential to deflate the mattress completely. The Sleep Number Remote makes it easy: just select ‘0‘ for Sleep Number setting. Optimum deflation minimizes any tension on the baffles and internal components, thereby reducing the risk of damage during the move.

Once it’s deflated, keep the mattress flat and begin to disengage the hoses from the air chambers. This action prevents the mattress from re-inflating. Just make sure to cap off the hoses quickly to restrict any unwanted airflow.

When it comes to the borders and the top cover, they should be rolled up tightly to reduce their volume. Use heavy-duty packing tape to keep them rolled up and compact.

What about the foam comfort pad and dual air chambers? Start with detaching them gently from the Velcro holding them down. Their lightweight and flexible design makes them easier to handle. But here’s a quick tip: Placing them in large plastic bags can add an extra layer of protection.

Next, pack the air pump and remote into a separate box. It’s smarter not to combine them with other heavier components that could potentially cause damage.

Finally, remember to guard the mattress against dirt, dust, and moisture. A mattress bag would be an ideal investment. Not only will it keep the mattress clean, but it also provides additional support for easy hoisting and maneuvering during the move.

As part of delivering the mattress to its new home intact, make sure the movers are well-aware of its value and delicacies. It’s not just another run-of-the-mill mattress; it’s a Sleep Number bed that offers customizable sleep experiences! By preparing the mattress carefully, the relocation process becomes significantly less daunting, and that Sleep Number bed will be ready to provide a good night’s sleep at its new home in no time.

Protect the Bed Frame and Mattress

After disassembling the bed and mattress, safeguarding the parts becomes a priority. It’s essential to avoid any accidental damage during transit. That said, taking special care of the components ensures the longevity and reliability of the Sleep Number bed.

The first step is to protect the bed frame. Here’s where moving blankets come into play. These blankets, also known as furniture blankets or pads, provide an added layer of protection. Simply wrap each section of the bed frame with a moving blanket and secure its placement with packing tape. For tiny components and screws, place them inside small labeled bags and affix them to the corresponding frame pieces for easier reassembly.

When it comes to preserving the mattress, dirt, dust, and moisture are the enemies. One proven method of defending the mattress is to use a mattress bag. After deflating the mattress completely, place it inside the bag. The mattress bag seals the mattress off from any harmful elements. This also makes it easier to handle during the transportation process.

Equally important are the delicate parts, like the foam comfort pad and the dual air chambers. For these, use bubble wrap. Bubble wrap offers extra cushioning and protects against potential damage. The foam comfort pad and dual air chambers can be safely enveloped by bubble wrap for maximum protection.

Safety doesn’t end at packing. Upon informing the movers of the value and uniqueness of the Sleep Number bed, they’re more likely to handle it with the required care. Communicating the delicacy of the items during transportation can prevent costly damages and guarantee the safe arrival of your Sleep Number bed.

Whether you’re moving a short distance or across the country, protecting a Sleep Number bed makes for an easier transition process.

Load the Bed Frame and Mattress onto the Moving Truck

At this point in the process, it’s all hands on deck. Loading the dismantled Sleep Number bed onto the moving truck carefully is a task of utmost importance. What’s critical here is understanding the right techniques to lift bulky objects and knowing how to stack them properly.

To start with, begin with the bed frame. All the individual pieces of the frame, wrapped securely in moving blankets, need to be handled with extra care. They’re to be placed in the truck in a way that ensures stability and maximizes the utilization of space.

After the frame, focus on moving the deflated mattress. There are a few specific tools to use for successful transportation, like a mattress carrier, dolly, or cart. Each one promotes the safety of the movers as well as the protection of the mattress. It’s also worth noting; this isn’t a one-person job. Have someone help with maneuvering the mattress into the truck for optimal care.

On the subject of the foam comfort pad and dual air chambers, remember they’re probably the most sensitive parts of the bed. These components, each swaddled in bubble wrap, require meticulous treatment. Nestling these parts in the midst of secure items helps avoid any accidental crushing during the moving process.

Last but definitely not least, don’t forget the small and labeled bags containing screws and other small parts. A good practice is to put these into a secure box, which can then be placed firmly among the other items in the truck. It not only makes the components easy to establish, but it also provides a method in which they won’t get lost or damaged.

Throughout the loading process, ensure the movers know the value and delicacy of the Sleep Number bed components. This knowledge affects how they handle and place the bed parts in the moving truck—an aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked.

By maintaining clear communication, enlisting assistance, and paying meticulous attention to the task at hand, the Sleep Number bed could be loaded onto the moving truck, ready for relocation. These careful practices will set the stage for the reassembly upon arrival at your destination.

Unload and Reassemble the Bed at the New Location

Arriving at the new location signifies it’s time for the next vital step – unloading and reassembly of the Sleep Number bed. When unloading, extreme care is necessary to avoid damaging any parts. Ideally, two people should handle the task, just like the loading process. Handling one aspect of the bed at a time avoids confusion and possible mistakes while reassembling.

Once all of the pieces are safely inside the new room, start by unpacking the frame. The frame is the foundation, so a solid and careful reassembly guarantees a worry-free use of the bed. Ensure the frame is firmly positioned on the floor and reconnect all the parts systematically according to the manufacture’s instructions.

Following the frame, proceed to the mattress. Take the deflated mattress and start inflating it according to the Sleep Number setting that suits your preference. The Sleep Number remote control or mobile app can be used for inflation. In case those are not accessible, manual inflation is also an option.

  • Remember to remove all wraps and covers from the foam pad and dual air chambers before inflating.
  • Inflate to the preferred Sleep Number setting, but not over-inflated to avoid harm to the mattress.

After the mattress, prioritize the small components. Unpack all the labeled bags from the box used for storage during transportation. Reassemble the base and attach the remaining parts. It’s essential to recheck all fastenings to make sure they’re secure.

During reassembly, keeping the user manual handy saves time and allows for an accurate build. It’s important to review each step as it’s completed ensuring the setup process falls right into place.

This careful process prepares the Sleep Number bed for use and ensures its longevity. It demands patience but results in the perfect fitting of the sleep system. Reassembling a Sleep Number bed efficiently brings it one step closer to delivering the comfort it was designed to provide.


Getting the Sleep Number bed ready in the new space isn’t rocket science. Follow a methodical process and you’ll have your slice of heaven ready for nap-time in no time at all.

Remember – systematically tackling the task can make the whole experience smooth. Let’s break the process down into manageable chunks.

Prepare the Frame

Begin with unpacking the frame and ensuring all the pieces are in order. Layout the components systematically, grouping similar parts together. This aids in quickly identifying components required during assembly.

Assemble and Inflate

Next, set up the frame according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The concrete manufacturer’s guide will ensure that each part is in the correct place. Once the frame is completely assembled, place the mattress carefully. After placing the mattress, inflate it to your preferred Sleep Number setting – just as it was in your previous room.

Secure Small Components

The small components like the air chambers and border wraps must be unpacked next. Retain the original factory folds as you begin laying out the components. Assurance of the correct orientation of these smaller components can aid in the relative ease of the process. Secure the fastenings, making sure they are tight enough to hold everything in place but not too tight to cause any potential damage.

Utilizing these steps not only sets up the Sleep Number bed for immediate use but also ensures it maintains its longevity. With the bed assimilated into the new room, we’ll soon delve into optimizing your sleep environment so that every night offers a restful slumber.

Let’s strive to make each night a restful journey of optimal sleep. After all, the magic is not just in owning a Sleep Number bed, but in harnessing its full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I move a Sleep Number bed to a new location?

Follow a systematic approach: Unpack and organize the frame components. Stick to the manufacturer’s guidance for assembly. Inflate the mattress to your Sleep Number setting.

Why do I need to organize and secure small components?

Securing small components and fastenings ensures proper assembly and preserves the bed’s longevity. Loose parts can lead to instability in the bed structure and damage over time.

How to inflate the mattress to the preferred Sleep Number setting?

The article provides instructions as per manufacturer’s guidance. Use those steps to inflate your mattress to your preferred Sleep Number setting.

Is the sleep environment crucial for a restful slumber?

Absolutely. It’s central to a good night’s sleep. Optimizing your sleep environment can contribute to a more peaceful and restful slumber.