Sleep Number Bed Warranty – What You Need To Know

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Taking the leap and purchasing a brand new bed or bed system can be a financial investment (and an investment in comfort, too!). Most mattresses come with some sort of warranty or guarantee that will cover you if something is wrong with your new bed. It’ll also help you feel a little bit better about spending your money.

Sleep Number has its own warranty policy for its mattresses and modular bases. We’ve broken down the main coverage areas and details you need to know when you’re considering a Sleep Number bed.

Please note that this is an overview that covers some general topics. I would also suggest reading Sleep Number’s warranty in full on their website.

What is Sleep Number’s mattress warranty?

Sleep Number’s mattress/bed warranty policy is called the “Sleep Number® Core Line Mattress and Modular Base 25 Year Limited Warranty.” It is easy to focus on the “25 Year” part of the warranty but important to figure out what the “Limited” phrasing means, as well.

*There are additional warranties for other bed accessories like sheets and pillows. For the sake of this post, we’re going to cover the details of the warranty associated with the Core Line mattresses and modular bases.

What Products Does The Warranty Cover?

Sleep Number’s mattress warranty covers:

  • Sleep Number®’s “Core Line” of mattresses: C2, C4, P5, P6, I7, I8, and I10 models and Sleep Number® modular bases purchased after May 1, 2017
  • All Sleep Number 360™ smart bed mattresses (our “Smart Beds”) and Sleep Number 360™ smart bed integrated bases and frames purchased after January 1, 2017

The warranty also applies to the Firmness Control™ system that is a part of the covered mattress. If the Firmness Control™ system contains a SleepIQ® module, that specific SleepIQ® module is only covered for a period of two (2) years from the original date of purchase.

What Work Will They Do?

Sleep Number will repair or replace the product if there is a defect in it from either the materials used or the manufacturing process (that you experienced from using it normally). So basically, they’ll fix an issue that is a result of something done wrong on their end during the production of the bed.

This will be covered completely by Sleep Number during the first two (2) years of the warranty.

After the first two (2) years – years three (3)-25 of the limited warranty – you are responsible for a portion of the cost should anything arise from the manufacturing/build of the mattress or bed. Here is how Sleep Number breaks the cost down.

What Is Not Covered In The Warranty?

Sleep Number goes into pretty specific detail about what’s not covered (as they should). The gist is that if you do something to damage/tamper/mess with the mattress, the responsibility is all yours.

One of the biggest things to note is that Sleep Number is not responsible for how comfortable the mattress/bed is to you. If it turns out that the way your mattress is constructed just doesn’t suit your needs, you’re still responsible for the full cost.

Here’s part of what Sleep Number has to say about what’s not covered in their policy. You can read the full section on their website:

Your warranty excludes claims for conditions arising from normal wear and tear including but not limited to mattress cover compression, foam compression, discoloration of parts or normal body indentations. This warranty does not provide coverage for claims related to comfort preference (e.g., “The bed feels too hard/soft”).


Damage caused by using the product in any manner that is inconsistent with applicable owner’s guides, user manuals or other operational instructions or from laundering or dry–cleaning the product or any part thereof as well as damage caused by misuse or abuse including but not limited to stains, soil, burns, cuts, tears or spills or factors other than a product defect, are also excluded hereunder and will void this warranty.  

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How Can I Void My Warranty?

On their website, Sleep Number does a good job of laying out what has to happen for you to void your warranty. Fail to follow any of these guidelines and you may be out of luck if you file a warranty claim.

  • Keep your original receipt – File this receipt away, stat.
  • Use the correct foundation/base for your mattress – You do not have to buy a modular base for your Sleep Number mattress, but you do need “a firm, solid, non–spring foundation or adjustable bed base that is sufficiently strong and stable so as being capable of supporting the weight of the mattress and its occupants,” according to Sleep Number.
  • Do not remove the “Law” label/tag – That tag on the end of the mattress that says something like, “Don’t remove under penalty of law”? Don’t rip/pull/cut it off your mattress or you will void your warranty.
  • Do not open the remote or the Firmness Control™ system.
  • Keep your mattress in decent condition – this includes body fluid, blood, bugs or other things that suggest that you didn’t try to handle your mattress with care. Accidents and spills can happen easily but can also be avoided by putting a waterproof mattress protector on your mattress.

How Do I File A Warranty Claim?

If you think something is wrong with your Sleep Number mattress or modular base – and it’s within the scope of the warranty policy – here is how you file a claim.

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Katie Golde

Katie manages the day to day operations of the Mattress Clarity news site and reviews sleep products in addition to writing and editing sleep news.She hails from Austin, where she lives with her growing family. She is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and has a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has a background in health and science content. Her work can be found in print and online publications like Discover Magazine, USA Today and The Huffington Post.

8 thoughts on “Sleep Number Bed Warranty – What You Need To Know”

  1. Wife and I bought a C4 in November 2018 and immediately one side randomly deflates or inflates completely. Sleep number wants $200 for a service call and will not send out a new sending unit. They keep trying to reset remotely, which does not work, and will not consider that the sending unit is defective without at least one $200 service call to “diagnose”. Store where we bought it sheepishly refers all questions to warranty “there is nothing we can do”. Deeply regret this purchase!

  2. I’ve had my Sleep Number king size bed for approximately 14 years. Got it from Mattress Firm in New Braunfels, Texas. One side has started leaking. Everything works, just losing air. I absolutely love my bed and have no complaints whatsoever…best mattress I’ve ever slept on.

    I’m 63 and am not the most technically inclined and need someone to fix my mattress. Can you please help me? When I use the control, it inflates, but never shuts off. So I don’t do it too much, as I’m sure that’s not good for the inflator motor.

    Please help me.

  3. the Sleep Number warranty had previously been handled internally by Sleep Number but now has a second firm vendor and they are not linked to Sleep Number in any way. So all my account information is not available to the vendor and I’m having to populate all the data Sleep Number has to get any warranty service. That is crummy client service and a big disappointment from what had been very good customer service up until now. I suspect that was a money saving decision but for the price for an i8, Ill look at other beds next time.

  4. Very disappointed in our 360 bed.
    It is about a year old and one of the air chambers kept leaking air.
    Under warranty, But no service call available for a 12 days.
    They sent a new air chamber and we installed our self.

    BEWARE these beds in my opinion are Not worth the Hi Cost…

  5. My i10 bed is within the two year window, yet I am being charged for a service call.

    SleepNumber has not been able to tell me why I am not being covered 100% for the repair. They are just saying there is nothing they can do.

    There is always something that can be done.

    If you are considering a SleepNumber product, hope that it never needs reapair. They do not stand by their warranty.

    • Can you tell me what was wrong with the bed that you needed a service call? We are considering a Sleep Number (it’s actually coming to us on Saturday) but I’m having trouble justifying the expense, anyway, and it’s causing an argument between my husband and I). Thanks in advance for any information you can give!

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