Select Comfort is a U.S.-based manufacturer that manufactures the Sleep Number bed as well as foundations and bedding accessories. The company is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to its Minnesota headquarters, Select Comfort has manufacturing and distribution facilities in South Carolina and Utah. As of 2011, the company employed 2,328 people across the United States. In 1980, the category of adjustable air supported sleep systems was invented by a private company, Comfortaire Corporation, of South Carolina. An executive from Comfortaire left and formed a new company in 1987 called Select Comfort. The company's TV commercials used to feature actress Lindsay Wagner. Other endorsers include conservative radio talk show hosts Glenn Beck, Paul Harvey and Laura Ingraham; Rush Limbaugh also previously advertised the product, but the company pulled its advertising in the wake of the Rush LimbaughSandra Fluke controversy.
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