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SLEEP NUMBER DualTemp Mattress Layer Review – From a Hot & Cold Household

PicMonkey CollageSeveral months ago, I was contacted by SLEEP NUMBER® about reviewing their newest product. Now I am somewhat of a mattress snob. I really need a very comfortable mattress that can withstand a family of five because on any given night, one, two or all three children end up in our bed by morning. So our mattress needs to be able to handle a lot.

I care about things like fabrics and fill or comfort level and frankly, other consumer ratings. The fabric needs to be something that breathes and doesn't make hot or pill up after a few years. 

I was aware of SLEEP NUMBER®'s reputation so I was interested in checking it out.  Since my husband is always cold and I am always hot, I knew that the DualTemp™ would be something that would work well for both of us.

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ABOUT THE SLEEP NUMBER® DUALTEMP™ MATTRESS LAYER

SLEEP NUMBER® has added another product to their line of mattress pads, the DualTemp™. It is the first edition mattress topper that is temperature customizable on each side. The DualTemp™ has an active air technology that can heat or cool each side of the mattress based on an individual’s preference. With just the touch of a button this technology can help people – couples for example – sleep more comfortably in the temperature they prefer without having to compromise. The DualTemp™ helps get rid of the use for an electric blanket or a fan and instead delivers to each user a comfortable and restful night of sleep.

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Each side of the mattress is customizable to a user’s ideal temperature, whether it be cool, in-between, or warm. Both sides of the topper has its own individual plug in case just one side of the DualTemp™ will remain vacant. It delivers a breathable layer that fits to the user’s every curve and each temperature set is evenly distributed from head-to-toe meeting each user’s resting needs by creating an all-night comfort.

I have to add that one of the really great things that I loved about this mattress is the cooling feature. I tend to work a lot on a laptop on my bed. It is my office and in the summer, my room gets really hot. That mattress cover was perfect for those last few weeks before fall really set in.

Now that we are fully into winter, my husband treats his side like his heated car seats. He turns on the heat, runs to brush his teeth and jumps into a warm bed. But only on one side because I probably the cool on.

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SIMPLE TOUCH WIRELESS REMOTE

SLEEP NUMBER®'s  DualTemp™ mattress layer comes with a wireless remote to help each user change the temperature of their layer with ease and can be digitally customized for a user to input their name on to prevent confusion if both remotes are being used. For a cooler feel, the user can select from the three levels – low, medium, or high – available on this setting by simply pressing down on the remote’s lower arrow button. To warm up the layer, press up on the top arrow button and select from three available levels on the warm setting. There is also a set level for the fan setting which offers the user a room-temperature air circulation on their side of the layer. When changing temperatures between cool, fan, or warm there will be a soft white noise as the fan speed increases as it works up to the level it was set.

The wireless remote provides another feature for each user, a timer that works separately on each side. Users can set a timer for the DualTemp™ layer to turn off in 1-9 hours. To turn the timer on and set it, press the button located on the side of the remote and after press the up arrow on the front of the remote to choose the length of time the mattress should stay on. If the timer is not set on the DualTemp™, it will automatically shut off after 10 hours of use to help keep the fan in an optimized condition.

Since the mattress comes with two operating wireless remotes, SLEEP NUMBER® has taken into consideration the times it will be used and the times it will not be. For this, the wireless remote has a sleep setting that turns on automatically when the remote is not being operated. When the user picks up the remote while in sleep mode it wakes automatically, loading up the settings for the DualTemp™ in an instant.

I would love to see each remote able to be used for the other side if needed. My remote got lost in the covers one day and I had to wait until I could find it. That would be a nice feature.

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SIZES AND OTHER

The DualTemp™ comes in a variety of sizes from a twin up to a king, making it simple for consumers to fit the mattress topper according to their bed size and the installation for the product is easy.

For convenience, the outer cover of the DualTemp can be unzipped and machine washed. Also, SLEEP NUMBER® has provided the DualTemp™ with a three-year limited warranty to offer peace of mind to its users.

Sleep Number Dual Temp Mattress Layer on BedDUALTEMP™ LAYER FEATURES AT A GLANCE

  • Dual-sided so each of you can set your ideal temperature
  • Choose from cool to warm at the touch of a button
  • Evenly distributes temperature for head-to-toe comfort
  • Breathable comfort layer softly cushions every curve
  • Timer allows for automatic shutoff in one to nine hours
  • Three-year limited warranty offers peace of mind

WATCH THE DUALTEMP IN ACTION ON THIS VIDEO

OVERALL THOUGHTS

To be honest, at first I wasn't sure that I liked the DualTemp™. I mean I really loved the cooling feature. It made my bed so much more comfortable. It really did.

Sadly, I have a husband who tosses and turns when he sleeps. I sometimes do the same thing and so the mattress kept moving on us. We had to adjust the layer on the bed almost daily. SLEEP NUMBER® reached out to me and after much debating (with myself mostly) I finally told them what was happening. I really didn't know how to review this product since I wasn't really sure about it.

The chain of events after this is something that really makes me want to do business with SLEEP NUMBER® when I purchase my next mattress. That will be sometime this year as we have been shopping for a while now. They listened to my feedback and within a week, I was told that a solution was coming shortly. A few weeks and a thicker mattress pad arrived. We took off the old one, got this one in properly and then made the bed.

A couple of days later I realized that the mattress layer had not moved once. The bed was still perfect so this was exactly the solution we needed. I would highly recommend the DualTemp™. Not only is the product perfect for our lifestyle, the company stands behind it which is a really great way to do business.

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The SLEEP NUMBER® DualTemp Mattress Layer was provided for review. 

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  1. ellen beck

    I want one of these so bad!!! One of the very few things we have ever really ‘splurged’ on is a sleep number bed and I ADORE it. It really lives up to everything it says . I used to wake up at nightt- no more. This dual temp thing would be like icing on the cake!

  2. Cynthia R

    we need something like this, we have a temperpedic and our backs get so hot against it we wake up sweating but meanwhile our top is cold, its really annoying.

  3. This would be fantastic. My husband is always too hot & I am always too cold!

  4. I keep trying to get my wife to let us get one..I know so many people who have them and love them..

  5. My husband and I are the opposite. He is always hot and I am always cold. This sounds perfect for us.

  6. I really like that they were able to come up with a mattress layer that held firm through all the tossing and turning. That’s a big deal, and I would LOVE that cooling feature. I like to be warm in the daytime but I like to be cold at night!

  7. I love the idea of this. I am cold and my husband is always hot so it would fit perfectly for our needs. If I had the money I would SO go out and get one today!!!

  8. Ohh, I would love to use it and on the warming setting! At least in the winter anyway, I get so darn cold and need so many blankets. The cool setting would be perfect in the summer for me. I’m so glad that they were so responsive to your needs with the sliding issue too! Sounds like a great company and I am going to check out the dual-temp and talk it over with my S/O!

  9. This would be perfect for us! My husband has 2 fans going at night and it drives me crazy! Thanks for your honest review!

  10. Just got one of these, and after two nights I think it is great. I have a latex foam mattress, and my only complaint has been that it is hot. The Chilipad fixed that issue. Good customer support too

  11. Wow this sure does sound great–it sounds like I’d get a great night sleeping as my hubby likes it super firm and I like it much softer–this way we would both be happy

  12. mel

    This bed looks so amazing! I really need a comfortable bed for my husband and I! Thanks!!!

  13. It never fails that one person is hot natured and the other cold. This is the perfect solution!

  14. Leslee Haralson

    This actually sounds like just the thing my husband and I need. We just ripped off the electric blanket because it just wasn’t working for us. Thanks for a really good review.

  15. My husband and I have been seriously talking about getting a Sleep Number. This new info just sealed the deal! Right now I have a heated blanket under the sheet that I sleep on to stay wam. My husband doesnt use this. I would love to get rid of the cords and the blanket to have it in my mattress! AWESOME.

  16. What’s not to love about a company that LISTENS to what you have to say? I would certainly go with them just by your word referral. Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing that…

  17. That is such an awesome idea. I am always cold at night and my husband is always warm – it leads to a lot of blanket pushing and pulling and often not the best night of sleep!

  18. I love my bed…but this hot/cold thing is awesome!

  19. I need one of those!! My husband and I are opposite to you! I love a nice warm bed and right now I turn on an electric blanket and brush my teeth so when I get back into bed it nice and warm. DH complains the bed is too hot and my electric blanket is too hot! this would solve a lot of fights!

  20. My husband and I need this!!!! He likes it cold and I like to be warm & toasty!!

  21. We have a sleep number bed right now and so far I really like it. I never thought about making a bed warmer or cooler, but I think that would be a great feature in the summer!!

  22. I NEED THIS! I love my side of the bed to be cold, I mean freezing. Every night I have the fan on blast and usually only a sheet on because I can’t stand when it gets warm in the room. This would make sleeping much more comfortable!

  23. I like the idea of being able to customize the bed like this. So many couples need differnet things in mattress firmness and temperature. This bed will make life much more enjoyable for many families.

  24. I really want one of these! I tried one out in a store once and didn’t want to get up. My old bed is just getting so uncomfortable!

  25. This bed looks amazing! It would make so much sense for us because we are two different sleepers for sure!

  26. I’ve been seeing the commercials and have been telling hubby that we need to invest in one. Hubby likes to toss and turn when he sleeps as well and I love to blanketed while he doesn’t like it. Will have to tell him more about this and really try and convince him to buy one.

  27. this would work for us. i have perimenopausal hot flashes and my husband’s always freezing!

  28. I have been having some difficulties sleeping lately. I think it may be time for a new mattress. This sounds like such an amazing mattress !

  29. Sounds like a great system. It’s always a problem when one likes it warm and another needs cooler to be able to sleep.

  30. Ok now this I need! Hubs likes it cooler while I like a toasty warm bed!

  31. Lexie Lane

    Oh my gosh! I bet anyone in the UK would really love this right now! What a truly truly fantastic bed!

  32. We have a Sleep Number, but not with TEMP!?!?!? This is awesome!! I am always freezing and the hubs is complete opposite. Amazing product.

  33. Just reading they listen, even when so done is reviewing a product, is amazing! It makes me want to do business with them when my fiancée and I purchase a new bed in a few short months!

  34. I so need one of these. Every night it’s like a battle in our bed – I am always cold and The Hubs is hot. I also like that you can still change the firmness. There are some days like a softer bed vs a harder one. I’m impressed to hear about their customer service, I love when companies listen to their customers and really serve them!

  35. My husband would love the cold setting, he loves to be cold when he sleeps. This sounds wonderful!

  36. This is such a cool review! My parents need a new bed. I’m going to send my mom this post to give her some ideas 🙂

  37. This is so smart! I love that there is a remote, it’s something my husband and I definitely need.

  38. Jaime

    We’re in the market for a new mattress this year and this looks AMAZING. My husband is always cold. I’m always hot. It’s a constant battle.

  39. I never knew you could buy a bed that had two temperatures! This is the answer to my prayers! I use a heater blanket and I hate the cord. My hubby like to have a fun blowing on him. Even in the middle of winter! (and I HATE it)

  40. I really enjoyed reading your thorough review of the dual temp mattress. I’d love to be able to keep my side of the bed warm. My husband is always hot so I’m sure he’d appreciate being able to keep his on the cool side.

  41. martha

    i’m laying in bed wishing i had this here, NOW.

  42. It really sounds like this is not only a quality product that would help anybody, regardless of their sleeping preference, sleep like a baby, but it also sounds like this is a quality company that will do what it takes to make their customers happy!

  43. My husband and I could totally use this. I want one now that I have read your post!

  44. It’s the same way here, regarding different temperatures at night. My husband will be sweaty while I’m shivering under the covers. I really think that mattress layer would be beneficial for us!

  45. I so very much want a sleep number bed. One day, its on my vision board, so that means that one day it will happen right? This new duel layer looks so comfy.

  46. This would be amazing. Hubby and I can never agree on the temp. for the room. And a heated bed would be great.

  47. Mickey

    My husband would probably stay pretty average on his side, but mine would change depending on the night. This sounds awesome. I have so many nights that I’m uncomfortably hot or cold and would love to be able to just change my temperature setting! Very cool.

  48. Curby Aardvark

    Who knew beds were so advanced, I’m 19 now but I’m still using the same matress I had when I was like 10 years old.

  49. I want one! I am always hot and my hubby is always cold. Makes sleeping difficult. lol

  50. We have an old school Sleep Number model, it’s over 10 years old I do believe. It has not survived … we are now in the market for a new one because honestly the Sleep Number concept is perfect for us. WE both have different numbers. This model with the hot and cold temperature options – well let’s just say mine would be SUPER HOT and the Fiance would have his cooler. I am always cold! I love that you were able to share details about this because I know now, without a doubt, it would be the best fit for us when we replace our current sleep number bed.

  51. I love the idea of this as my husband and I run at such different temperatures. Last night he has the fan on in the bedroom and I think I almost froze to death, being able to turn down the temperature on his side, and up on mine lol, would have been perfect.

  52. A hotel we stayed in once had a Sleep Number mattress. I loved it. It took me some time to get it adjusted just where I wanted it. My husband and I are eventually going to get a new mattress so we’ll strongly consider Sleep Number. Especially since it sounds like you got some great costumer service with them.

  53. You have just convinced me that I have to find this locally! I am the one that tosses and turn, but then my husband will have better night sleep. I am the one that’s always hot and him is the normal one 😉 Great blog.

  54. I’ve always wanted to try a sleep number bed! They look so amazing!

  55. That looks amazing!! My husband always CRANKS up the a/c and fan so I freeze without layers and layers of blankets. Then, of course, I get hot layered under the blankets once asleep.

  56. This has got to be a great solution for most couples. I’d like to try it. I wonder what their return policy is if we don’t like it.

  57. I would love one of these Sleep Number dual temperature pads for our bed. I tend to freeze and Hubs is always hot. This would help. We have a Sleep Number bed(the m9). We’ve had it for a year and a half and I can honestly say it is the best mattress ever. I don’t toss and turn any more- I used to, all the time. Now, I barely move all night. When I’m traveling, I miss my bed!

  58. kim

    One day soon one day soon!! This is the exact bed we want ….but not in the budget just yet. So glad i could read more about it here.

  59. What great customer service! I love to come to a cool bed but I prefer it to warm up by middle of the night. Whereas my husband likes a warm bed but he starts sweating in the middle of the night and needs to cool down. This would be perfect.

  60. Cara

    I would love a sleep number bed! It just seems so logical to be able to set it how you want it! I love how you can also adjust the temperature. One day I will have one! Thanks for sharing!

  61. katherine

    I have this thing and I have no idea how I lived without it! It’s awesome!

  62. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville

    We have a Sleep Number Cool Temp pillow and it is amazing. Hubby gets hot really easily, so he’d love to keep the room a lot more crisp than I. Knowing how well the Sleep Number technology works, we’re definitely considering updating our current mattress with the DualTemp Mattress Layer.

  63. That is fantastic customer service – wow!

    I am menopausal and suffer from hot flashes, and nighttime can be brutal. This would SO help me with keeping cool, I believe! My husband would probably appreciate it too, as I am always tossing the covers off and he gets cold!

  64. I love this, but TOO expensive!

  65. Dennis Edinger

    My sleep number remotes needed new batteries. When I replaced them, they both operate only one side of the bed.

    How do I set one sleep number control to operate one side and the other to operate the other side.

  66. Joyce Sabo

    Pros
    I have the dual temp mattress layer and I love it….
    probably saved my marriage!

    My husband is hot blooded and won’t let me use an electric
    blanket, even the dual sided ones – says the heat transfers to his side.

    I like my side warmer, and the dual temp makes it a comfortable warm with the airflow, so you don’t get clammy like a heated mattress pad or blanket can do.

    We are both happy about the whole idea. However the top layer inside the dual temp shifts and wrinkles up every night and I have to pull back the sheets to straighten it every morning or the bed is lumpy.

    This is not easy to do because of the thickness of the pad on top of Select Comfort Innovation I10 mattress with its thick pillow top.
    This makes the upper unit (combination of Dual Temp air topper and the Innovations I10 mattress) plus addition space needed to get over the very large round airhoses that go to the topper, near impossible to fit their generous 18″ deep breathable sheets needed (a must) to fit over all this…..

    After a major struggle to put the fitted sheet on, the corners will
    stay put on the corners, they have great elastic, however the sides gape up in the middle, exposing the mattress Cannot tuck the sides under……
    enough said

    But even with that problem,

    (very functional, not very pretty
    feels great, but looks terrible!)

    the comfort it offers is superb!.

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