How Do I Reset My Sleep Number Bed? [3 Different Ways Explored]

Purchasing a new mattress can be exciting and confusing for many. However, what if you’ve had your bed for a while and need to reset it? Specifically, how do you reset a Sleep Number bed back to the factory “number” it came with?

Luckily, we’ve done plenty of research and have the answers for you.

If you need to reset your Sleep Number bed, you want to grab your remote and follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Home menu
  2. Select “System”
  3. Select “Settings”
  4. Choose “Reset Preferences”
  5. Choose “Reset SleepIQ” or “Baseline SleepIQ”
  6. Follow the prompts on your remote until resetting the Firmness Control™ system is complete

Depending on your Sleep Number bed remote, you might have the “Reset SleepIQ” or “Baseline SleepIQ” title pop up during your reset, so this will be an either/or situation. You will not see both names.

As we start this article, we will cover all things Sleep Number beds and discuss how to reset one. Whether you’re new to this mattress brand, have a bed needing a new “number,” or have other questions, we’re here to help. With that said, let’s dive right into this topic!

How Do I Reset My Sleep Number Bed?

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This is very simple if you have a Sleep Number bed and need to reset your comfort settings. As we shared above, you can finish this entire process in six steps, so it won’t take an IT expert to figure everything out.

That said, to reset your Sleep Number bed from your phone, you need to have the SleepIQ app downloaded. To reset your bed, using the app:

  1. Log into your smart device and open the SleepIQ app.
  2. Select “Smart Bed.”
  3. Open the settings gear icon (top right).
  4. Choose “Baseline Bed.”

However, if you want to follow our remote reset steps from earlier, that’s perfectly fine.

An interesting thing about Sleep Number is that their beds adjust to your body. Therefore, resetting your bed can be helpful to get a more accurate reading the next time you’re on it.

According to Sleep Number’s website, you can also reset your bed to help better the SleepIQ data your app gives you each morning.

Can I Reset My Sleep Number Bed Without The App?

Yes! If you need to reset or “Baseline” your Sleep Number bed, there are three ways to accomplish this: through your SleepIQ app, on the SleepIQ website, or through your bed’s remote.

As we shared above, the Sleep Number remote is an easy way to do your reset. However, you can also log onto the SleepIQ site, sign into your account, and reset that way.

Here’s how to do this:

  1. Log into your account on
  2. Click the “Bed Control” icon (top right).
  3. Find and click your bed’s name.
  4. Under “Troubleshooting,” click “Baseline Bed.”
  5. Click “Yes” when prompted.

If you can’t see the “Yes” option after baselining your bed, try zooming in and out on the screen. Some users on mobile devices may have their screen configured too large for this reset, so keep that in mind.

Now that you know how to do a website reset let’s cover a remote reset.

If you need to Baseline your bed but don’t want to use the SleepIQ app or website, you need to:

  1. Go to the Home menu.
  2. Select the “System” icon.
  3. Select the “Settings” tab.
  4. Choose the “Reset Preferences” option.
  5. You’ll see an option for either “Reset SleepIQ” or “Baseline SleepIQ.”
  6. Follow the prompts in the remote until resetting the Firmness Control™ system is done.

So, the easiest way to do this reset is through your app, although a remote reset seems to be the default the company recommends. That’s likely because younger and older people can do it physically rather than on a smartphone application.

Can I Unplug My Sleep Number Bed To Reset It?

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Yes. If you have a power failure and your Sleep Number bed or accessories aren’t working, you want to try a hard reset. You can do this by unplugging your bed from its outlet for 20 seconds.

Once the 20 seconds pass, you can plug your bed back into the wall. According to Sleep Number, your bed will need ned between one and two minutes to reboot.

They also mention how your smart bed should reconnect to the wifi on its own without needing a hard reset, but this can sometimes be your only option.

If you have a power outage, we recommend waiting a few minutes and seeing what your Sleep Number does. The bed should be able to link back to its remote, app, and wifi all on its own.

Again, if this doesn’t happen and your bed isn’t showing in the SleepIQ app or responding to its remote, then you can easily unplug it and re-plug it into the wall.

What If My Sleep Number Bed Won’t Connect To The Wifi?

Suppose you have a wifi-related issue with your Sleep Number bed. In this situation, the brand recommends checking your router and seeing if it is turned on and functioning correctly.

If not, try unplugging or resetting the wifi router. During that time, leave your Sleep Number plugged into the wall. You don’t need to also reset your bed most times.

Sleep Number also recommends turning on and off your Bluetooth in your device settings. That can do a soft reboot and get your bed back onto the same network as your SleepIQ app or remote.

Furthermore, you also should try and control your Sleep Number bed (with the remote or app) within eight feet. If you’re farther away, that could be why your smartphone/remote isn’t linking.

So, distance can sometimes be mistaken for a bad wifi connection.

How Often Should You Reset A Sleep Number Bed?

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Unless your Sleep Number bed has changed its settings for the worse or won’t connect to your devices, resetting it isn’t necessary. However, you might need to reset your bed to get it working again when unforeseen events happen.

Generally, customers check their bed’s adjustment settings and reports every few days. This can be to see your sleeping habits or lower or increase the amount of air inside your mattress.

Sleep Number uses air chamber release technology in its mattresses. That gives you your precise sleep “number,” which you can see on the SleepIQ app and website.

Therefore, if your bed feels too firm or soft and you want to reset it, you can do this easily with the remote, app, or online. Sleep Number encourages you to monitor your bed and make any adjustments you need.

According to a Facebook user questionnaire, many people check their Sleep Number settings and reset/change them about every two weeks.

Of course, this depends greatly on your comfort and whether your bed adjusts to your body throughout the night.

What Is The Most Common Sleep Number Setting?

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Since Sleep Number beds have unique number settings from 0-100, finding the perfect one can be tricky. Typically, most Sleep Number customers stay between 30 and 60 for their firmness/softness rating.

However, according to Mattress Clarity, the more specific “number” most Sleep Number customers end up with is 35-40. That means they prefer a bit more softness (closer to zero) than firmness (closer to 100).

On top of that, your bed will adjust the air inside its chambers to how you sleep. For example, in certain Sleep Number memory foam beds, you can expect your firmness and softness to fluctuate a bit through the night.

That’s because your mattress constantly adjusts to how your body moves as you sleep. Some people toss and turn, while others stay pretty still.

Moreover, you might be a side sleeper, which your bed will notice and adjust to. The same goes for back and stomach sleepers. So, everyone’s sleep “number” should be a little different.

How Do Sleep Number Beds Work?

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Before you can understand the setting of your Sleep Number bed, you have to know how this technology works. According to Sleep Number, all Sleep Number beds use air chambers instead of traditional springs or coils.

These chambers fill with air or release air depending on the “number” setting you prefer. As we said above, the lower numbers mean softer and higher ones mean firmer.

Therefore, setting your number at 50 will give your bed an equal air distribution (soft/firm). Think of this as the air chambers in your mattress expanding or contracting as you sleep.

It’s also worth noting that all Sleep Number beds need to be less than five feet from an electrical outlet. Unlike a regular bed, you need to have yours plugged in and connected to wifi.

Some people love this, while others find it annoying. These beds use an advanced algorithm to function, which seems out of the future compared to an ordinary spring-filled option.

So, if you’re wondering why these beds cost thousands of dollars, that’s why!

To Wrap It All Up

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Whether you have a new Sleep Number bed or need to reset your old one, doing this is pretty simple. We found that you can reset a Sleep Number in three ways: through the SleepIQ app, your remote, or the SleepIQ website.

Furthermore, a factory or hard reset can be done by unplugging your bed from the wall for 20 seconds. However, your bed should be able to reconnect to the wifi and your smart devices after a power failure on its own, so give it a few minutes before unplugging and rebooting.

You can also log into your SleepIQ app to change the “number” or firmness/softness of your mattress at any time, so that’s sometimes better than an entire reset.

And while we have your attention, check out these related articles below:

Can You Put A Regular Mattress On A Sleep Number Base?

How Long Does A Sleep Number Bed Last?

How Long Do Sleep Number Pillows Last?

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