Each side of a Sleep Number mattress can be adjusted entirely differently from one side to the next. This degree of flexibility that is offered by a Sleep Number mattress is a dream come true for couples who have wildly different tastes in how their mattress should feel. A Sleep Number mattress can maintain its adjustability by pumping air in and out from either side of the mattress. And while this is great for adjustability to the end user, it does mean that air-flow from the movement can cause tears or holes in the bed. Should tears happen, do not give up on having a good night’s sleep yet. There are many ways to fix your Sleep Number mattress and to keep it from deflating, but that all starts with first learning how to find a leak in a Sleep Number Bed.
How to Find a Leak in a Sleep Number Bed
Before giving up on your air mattress you need to know where the source of air-leak is at. To do this, start by inflating the mattress to approximately 15 levels higher than you generally keep it. After that, strip the bed of its sheets and remove the cover that zips around the mattress. Next, you are going to see the firmness control feature that your Sleep Number mattress utilizes to control the stability on both sides of the mattress.
If you have a foam comfort pad or memory foam mattress, take those off as well. After that, go to the head of the mattress. There you will see the mattress’ system’s connections which controls air flow to the chambers.
See if Your Hose is Tight
There are a couple issues which may be causing the air-leak. First, assess the connection of the hose by gently pulling on it. If there’s a lot of movement with your hose, then the hose may be the source of your Sleep Number mattress leak. Tighten up the hose and give your mattress a test to see if tightening the hose may have solved your problem.
Check on the Firmness Control System
If you feel like airflow is coming from inside of the Firmness Control system, you could repair the leak by seeing if there’s a capping issue. You can tell it’s a capping issue when you have a leak on each side of the mattress.
The first thing you want to do is to start looking for a set of white caps that were probably stored within the mattress when it was delivered to your home. This may be all that you need to fix the mattress. If you’re unable to locate the white caps, you also easily receive free replacements at a physical shop or through the website.
To halt the flow, grab caps and have them ready as you push at the gray tab on the hose and pull to disconnect the nozzle. Once that’s disconnected, close if off with one of the caps that you found or picked up at the store. While the hose is disconnected, look about for any holes, tears or other signs of harm in the hose or surrounding regions. You will also need to ensure the black, black rubber O-rings on the connector are set up. You will want to grab an O-ring replacement as soon as you can should you find one missing. Should you spot a leak or tear within the region of the hose, you can fix it using a patching kit which can be ordered from Sleep Number.
After looking at the region around the house, you should now get ready to reassemble your Sleep Number mattress back together by first plugging the hose back on. Try your mattress for a couple nights. Should you no longer feel any air reduction coming from your mattress, it is safe to say that you’ve fixed it.
Should you still feel any air leaking out of your system though, you may need to look and see if there’s an air chamber leak from your mattress.
It May be an Air Chamber Leak
After you’ve tried the fixes above and you’re still getting a leak from your mattress, you’re likely having an issue with an air chamber leak. Fixing an air chamber leak is a bit more complicated than repairing a hose or solving a cap issue, so this may require you to seek additional professional help at your nearest Sleep Number location. We don’t recommend buying a new mattress immediately, but we do recommend you getting in touch with the team over at Sleep Number as your next recourse of action.