Cats and Sleep Number Beds
It’s that time…time for a new bed. This time, we took a deeper plunge into debt to obtain a split king Sleep Number. As you know from reading my other posts, our cats sleep with us humans so we needed a Family Bed they could enjoy. Since cats love heights, we thought an adjustable bed would be a no-brainer. We were right about that!
Our Sleep Number was assembled by two guys who obviously love being a part of customers’ introduction to a new way of sleeping. The Sleep Number bed actually works; I never before thought of a bed as having a job. This one really does. It adjusts, vibrates, hardens, and softens by remote control. You didn’t have enough remotes, did you?!
The cats absolutely love their new bed. It’s overall taller than our last bed, but not by enough to necessitate higher kitty stairs. (I had purchased taller kitty stairs recently before we knew what bed we were getting, but they’re plenty useful in the living room. You can’t have enough kitty stairs, especially when you have one or more baby or geriatric kittehs.) Our eldest still uses the simple Rubbermaid stepstool to get up, like she has for years.
The kids love to go up and down when we adjust. There’s nothing like seeing the looks on their faces as they get their “ride” and settle in pure pleasure! They really don’t care what number is set. Our bodies are still their surface of choice, and sometimes they sleep on the remotes as well.
Because of it’s adjustability, the Sleep Number doesn’t go all the way to the headboard, so it was more of a challenge for our boys to jump from the bed to the windowsill. But they took that challenge, and now it’s no big deal.
One thing that was weird for us was when the installers explained that turning on vibrate scares kitties out from under the bed. No it doesn’t; our cats couldn’t care less. The vibration is no big noise or movement; a kitteh would have to be painfully skittish for that to have an impact on them. So far, we have had a kitty hide under there when it was his turn to have his nails trimmed. We don’t want them to be able to hide under there so we are in the process of accumulating as many things to store under there as possible to block them. Bring on the storage!
Would we buy a Sleep Number again? Yes, but we are more comfortable with debt than most people. It’s very expensive. We spent almost as much as on our car! Six months of same-as-cash financing helps, but it still costs what it costs. I’m still trying to figure out what number feels best for me. After a week of sleeping on it, I don’t think I could go back to a bed that’s not adjustable.
What did we do with our other bed? Moved it into the living room as a daybed for the kitties, of course! They love it! It is flanked on either side by their kitty condos topped with heating pads. Kitty stairs are everywhere, as well as their stroller, bouncy seat, carriers, couch, and ottoman. It’s a cat’s world at our cat house!