As a former owner of a sleep number bed I say pffffffff. A sleep number bed is like a bathtub for the BIG man. The normal man fills the tub to so high and hops in. The BIG man pays far more attention to the water level before getting in, after all, who wants to have to redo the floors because of the tsunami that just occured? Same goes for the sleep number - a firm setting for the BIG man leads to a broken nose for kid who leaps on that side face first after the BIG man gets up. Why the broken nose? Because the child's nose just hit the that crazy plastic bed frame under the air pad. Sorry kid, get a smaller father.