How to use Sleep Number bed remote — set up and error codes

Updated: May 03, 2023
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How to use Sleep Number bed remote — set up and error codes
by Henry Miller
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If you care about your sleeping comfort and use the Sleep Number system, then this article will be useful to you. Here you'll learn all the basics to know about the remote: how to set it up, how to use it, how to solve common problems, etc. The Howly team has prepared a helpful article with everything you need to know about the sleep number bed controller.

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How to set up sleep number remotes

To start using the remote control, you must first take the main step. Before you start using the device, you need to set it up. Here are instructions to help you set up the sleep number remote control yourself manually. It's a universal instruction that will work for different models:

  1. First, you need to do a basic action: put new and working batteries in the device.
  2. Now take care of the bed. It needs to be plugged in, and make sure that the bed is connected correctly and has power from the mains.
  3. Find the button on the side of the base and press it. Or you can find a special pairing button on your control.
  4. Now try controlling the remote control to check how the pairing went. If all is successful, then the bed will respond to your commands given on the remote control.

How to use sleep number remote

How to use sleep number remote

The remote allows you to control your mattress and make your sleep comfortable. If this is your first time getting a new or old sleep number remote, here are some tips to show you how to use the remote. Here are some basic functions you can activate with the remote:

  • To select the desired side of the bed, press the left and right buttons on the main panel.
  • If you need to get to the main menu, press the Enter button.
  • Press the button with the image of waves to get a massage.
  • Press the illuminator image to get pleasant lighting around the perimeter of the bed on the floor.
  • To elevate your partner's head area, press the Z icon. The process is very gentle and gentle.

Sleep number bed remote control error codes

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When using sleep number bed control, you may sometimes get errors. They are indicated by a separate code. Here are some of the most problems you may encounter and solutions to it:

  • If you have an error with the E1 code, then you have a connection problem. Check if your bed is plugged into an outlet. If not, plug it in and believe it. If the error still occurs, then you are holding the remote the wrong way. Try pointing the remote clearly at the mattress to solve the problem.
  • If you see error code E2, there is probably a problem with the mattress: the hoses do not fit properly into the air chambers. You need to fix the kinks in the hoses yourself or contact a technician.
  • If you are experiencing error E3, the problem is at the FlexFit power level. This can be indicated by a red light on the control box. To correct the problem, adjust the power connection.


How can I replace my remote?

The old sleep number remote replacement instruction is very simple: you must first unplug the system and then plug it back in. Immediately insert the batteries into the new remote control and press the brake button. Now press "add remote" and follow the instructions.

What if my display not working?

If your screen doesn't turn on, your batteries are probably dead. Replace the batteries and your problem should be solved.


The basic rules you need to know about remote control are collected in this article. It has information on basic setup, advice on how to use it, and troubleshooting common mistakes. Keep this article handy, so you'll always have it handy and find the answer you need.

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Laurie the Lovely
June 04, 2023
This is a very helpful article! I couldn't figure out how to use this remote and your instructions helped me. Thank you!
May 31, 2023
Yes, you can
Marcin Grzybowski
May 27, 2023
Is it possible to program the sleep number bed remote to remember my preferred firmness setting, or do I need to adjust it manually every time?
May 24, 2023
Very helpful, thank you!
Awesome Antonia
May 20, 2023
Today, my remote's display stopped working. I got scared and thought there was some serious problem. But I found your article, and tried replacing the batteries with new ones according to your advice. Thank you, it worked!
Martin S
May 17, 2023
Your article helped me set up my remote. Thank you!
May 14, 2023
Very interesting and fascinating article, thank you!
May 10, 2023
Well, I finally found such simple instructions. Thank you for this clear and accessible article.
May 06, 2023
Great article! I have an error displayed on my remote, code E1. I couldn't figure out what it is. Your article has the answer, thanks!
Orion Starlight
May 03, 2023
This is a very helpful and necessary article! I will keep it for myself and send it to my friends. Like it!

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