Press Release: Sleep Number Announces Scientific Advisory Board Members

Scientific Advisory Board Members

— Eve Van Cauter, PhD: Dr. Van Cauter is professor in the Department of
Medicine at the University of Chicago and the Principal Investigator of
several federally- and industry-funded research projects focused on the
role of sleep duration, quality and timing for health and well-being
across the life span. Dr. Eve has advised Sleep Number on product
development and research since 2018.
— Virend Somers, MD, PhD: Dr. Somers is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo
Clinic College of Medicine and Science and is the Director of the
Cardiovascular Facility and the Sleep Facility Center for Clinical and
Translational Science at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Somers also serves on the joint
advisory team established as part of a 10-year collaboration between
Sleep Number and Mayo Clinic to advance the science of sleep.
— Judith Owens, MD, MPH: Dr. Owens is Professor of Neurology at Harvard
Medical School and Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Owens is one of the world’s leading
authorities on connections between sleep, health and behavior in children
and adolescents.

“As we advance our mission of improving lives by individualizing sleep experiences, we are linking quality sleep to health and wellness by applying evidence-based sleep and health expertise to our technology and design,” said Bloomquist. “We are working toward a future when Sleep Number(R) beds will be able to identify chronic sleep issues like sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome or predict the risk of cardiac diseases like heart failure. Our advisors and their expertise are essential to helping us solve the long-term sleep challenges that affect the health of millions of people.”

Sleep Science Fueling Timely Tech Innovations

The advisors are already contributing to Sleep Number(R) innovations, including the newest health and wellness features in the company’s proprietary SleepIQ(R) technology, the operating system of the Sleep Number 360 smart bed. The April 26 SleepIQ update introduced two new features informed by the expertise of the advisory board. These advancements support growing consumer interest in immunity-boosting activities and products that support wellness in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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