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Arianna Huffington Names Shelly Ibach, President & CEO of Sleep Number, Sleep Editor-at-Large of Thrive Global
"Sleep Well" Special Editorial Section Unveiled Today
NEW YORK – March 4, 2019 – Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global, today announced that Shelly Ibach, President & CEO of Sleep Number (NASDAQ: SNBR), has been named Sleep Editor-at-Large for Thrive Global, the behavior change media and technology company founded in November 2016. Ibach debuts in this additional role by launching "Sleep Well," a Special Section on Thrive Global, in advance of National Sleep Foundation's Sleep Awareness Week® 2019. Ibach will share perspectives from opinion leaders, personal experiences, and advice and insights to create a dialogue around the importance of quality sleep. Individuals will learn how to turn awareness of the importance of sleep into personal action – changing their lives for the better.
Huffington has championed the sleep revolution since collapsing from sleep deprivation and burnout in 2007. Her appointment of Ibach accelerates the vital culture shift the world needs: to recognize quality sleep as the foundation to overall well-being. Ibach, as President and CEO of Sleep Number, is a recognized leader in sleep innovation and believes that quality sleep has the power to move society forward.
"Shelly is a passionate advocate for the power of sleep to transform our society and has been a pioneer in using science, technology and data to improve people's sleep," says Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global. "With Shelly's leadership and vision as our Sleep Editor-at-Large, our new "Sleep Well" section will become the global hub for the conversation around sleep, health and performance, and give our growing community the tools they need to transform their lives one night at a time."
"Quality sleep is the center of a healthy lifestyle – I believe it is the single most effective way to renew your mind, body and soul. My goal is to create a community where people learn how to achieve better quality sleep and therefore improve their overall well-being," said Shelly Ibach, President & CEO of Sleep Number, and newly named Sleep Editor-at-Large for Thrive Global. "I believe sleep can and will change the world by making society kinder. Quality sleep needs to be viewed as a badge of honor; at Sleep Number we share our SleepIQ® scores every day, which keeps the importance of sleep top-of-mind and a pride point. My motto is ‘Sleep Well, Dream Big' – this means sleeping well at night so you can be your best self during the day."
As Ibach shares in the first editorial feature, Good Morning, "Through sleep, we can impact society with greater compassion, more connection, more kindness and more courage. No matter what your defining ideals are, or what your goals and ambitions might be, sleep will help you reach them." Sleep Number is the official sleep and well-being partner of Thrive Global. The companies are united in a singular mission – to help people unlock their greatest potential, improve their well-being and be the best they can be. Sleep Number has already improved more than 11.5 million lives. Together, with Thrive, we will amplify the conversation around the importance and impact of quality sleep on physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
About Thrive Global
Founded and led by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is a behavior change media and technology company helping individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance. Thrive Global is headquartered in New York and launched in the fall of 2016. For more information, visit www.thriveglobal.com.
About Sleep Number Corporation
The leader in sleep innovation, Sleep Number delivers proven, quality sleep through effortless, adjustable comfort and biometric sleep tracking. Sleep Number's revolutionary 360® smart bed and proprietary SleepIQ® technology platforms are proving the connection between sleep and well-being. With one of the most comprehensive databases of biometric consumer sleep data and ranked #1 in J.D. Power's 2018 Mattress Satisfaction Report*, Sleep Number is improving lives by individualizing sleep experiences. And with a commitment to improving the well-being of over one million youth by 2025, Sleep Number is redefining the future of health and wellness – for everyone. To experience better quality sleep, visit SleepNumber.com or one of our over 580 Sleep Number® stores located in all 50 states. For additional information, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.
*Sleep Number received the highest score in the J.D. Power 2015, 2017 and 2018 Mattress Satisfaction Reports of customers' satisfaction with their mattress. Visitjdpower.com/awards.