Troubleshooting Responsive Air®

This article provides some helpful tips if you think your bed's Responsive Air® feature may not be working properly. Learn more about Responsive Air®.

Responsive Air is only available on the SleepIQ app, not the remote.

Responsive Air is a smart feature that requires a Wi-Fi connection to work as designed.

Things to check

  1. Make sure your bed is online. Your bed must be online to turn Responsive Air on or off
  2. Turn Responsive Air on in the SleepIQ app. This feature cannot be controlled by a remote.
  3. Check both sides of the bed in the SleepIQ app. Each sleeper can choose to turn Responsive Air on or off for their side of the bed.
  4. If you have a FlexFit adjustable base, keep in mind Responsive Air will not make adjustments when the head or foot of your FlexFit adjustable base is elevated above the snore position.
    Other things to keep in mind:
    • If two people get in bed on the same side there will be more pressure causing Responsive Air to let out more air. Your bed may feel softer than usual when one of you leaves the bed or rolls over to the other side. You can use the SleepIQ app or remote to adjust your Sleep Number setting or wait for Responsive Air to make its next adjustment. 
    • Responsive Air adjustments are designed to be quiet, subtle, and not too frequent. Responsive Air senses your movements and only makes adjustments if a change in air pressure is detected.  
    • Your bed does not adjust every time you roll over. Responsive Air® starts making adjustments when you first get in bed and takes pressure readings throughout the night, once per hour on each side. Responsive Air will sense changes in air pressure due to temperature and sleep position and make adjustments to maintain the comfort of your individual Sleep Number setting. About 15 minutes after you get out of bed in the morning, it's normal to hear your bed filling with air. Responsive Air is done adjusting until you get back in bed. 

Please note:

If your pump seems to be adjusting all the time, or taking a long time to fill instead of letting air out when you first get in bed, it is possible that your bed has a slow leak. Check to make sure your air hoses are securely connected to your mattress on both sides of the bed. If this does not resolve your issue we recommend further troubleshooting.


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