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Sleep Number Announces New Sleep Innovations, Deepens Ongoing Commitment to Research Linking Sleep to Health
Analysis of nearly 1 billion sleep sessions from 360® smart beds fuels latest innovations and research
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Sleep Number’s Monthly Sleep Wellness Reports provide an overview of personalized insights, highlighting sleep health, circadian stability, and respiratory and cardiovascular health via heart rate variability (HRV). Initial research indicated that 8 out of 10 users found the Sleep Wellness Reports to be valuable, and 40 percent of those users changed sleep-related behaviors based upon information provided in the SleepIQ® reports. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Society is more concerned than ever about health and wellness, and there is an increased understanding that sleep is vital for healthy living. Quality sleep actually boosts the immune system and our 360 smart beds provide an effortless solution to achieve proven-quality sleep,” said
Meaningful Sleep Health Innovations
Research and sleep science are at the core of our new 360 smart bed and SleepIQ technology advancements. Earlier this year,
August 9, SleepIQ technology now also tracks an individual’s nighttime Heart Rate Variability (HRV), a measure of the variation of time between each heartbeat. By monitoring HRV, SleepIQ provides data to help detect energy levels and monitor the body’s ability to recover from stress. The nighttime measurement is a unique advantage, as daytime HRV is heavily influenced by inputs from environment, emotions, and physical factors. By tracking HRV at night, most external factors are absent, providing a more accurate measure.
The higher or lower an individual’s HRV, the clearer the picture of their overall health - high HRV, for example, may indicate greater cardiovascular fitness and physical recovery ability. A daily HRV snapshot may help individuals understand their cardiovascular resilience and health; 360 smart bed sleepers will benefit from understanding how their nighttime heart rate variability impacts their activity level and energy each day.
April 2020, Sleep Circadian Insights automatically track sleep and wake times for each sleeper in the SleepIQ platform application. Using artificial intelligence, SleepIQ technology learns a sleeper’s patterns and provides guidance to optimize sleep and wake times, such as what time of day they are most alert or their optimal times to work out and go to bed.
Not only will the Sleep Circadian Insights help each sleeper maximize their sleep schedule to align with their ideal circadian rhythm, it may help fight off illness. One important benefit of Sleep Circadian Insights relates to immunity, according to
Dr. Van Cauter. “Human immune function is profoundly modulated by sleep and circadian rhythms,” Van Cauter said. “Studies strongly suggest that insufficient sleep, poor sleep quality or irregular day-to-day timing of sleep may adversely affect immunity.”
Monthly Sleep Wellness Reports provide an overview of personalized insights, highlighting sleep health, circadian stability, and respiratory and cardiovascular health via HRV. The report helps sleepers effortlessly understand their sleep and see how their sleep health has changed over time. Initial research indicated that 8 out of 10 users found the Sleep Wellness Reports to be valuable, and 40 percent of those users changed sleep-related behaviors based upon information provided in the reports, such as going to bed earlier or changing their pre-bedtime routine.
Sleep Number360 smart bed sleepers can share their Sleep Wellness Reports with their healthcare providers, giving physicians unique access to individualized data that could help provide a more holistic picture of patient health. This feature was also added in April 2020.
This suite of health and wellness features within SleepIQ technology is available to all
These new 360 smart beds were featured at CES 2020 and selected as a CES 2020 Innovation Honoree across the Smart Home, Health & Wellness and Tech for a Better World categories. The 360 smart bed portfolio starts at
Commitment to Science, Research & Ongoing Innovation
The learnings will contribute to Sleep Number’s insights on sleep’s impact on holistic health – and possibly even predict future health trends - and inform the development of new products, services, and partnerships to advance the science of sleep. The first phase of the study beginning in fall 2020 will focus on retroactively examining the sleep data of individuals who reported having COVID-19. This study, approved by an institutional review board, could lead to identification of bio-signals that predict the onset of COVID-19 before any symptoms appear.
“Our longitudinal sleep data once again propelled us to take big steps forward to improving overall health,” said Bloomquist. “Last year, our digital platform proved that 360 smart bed users who use the features and insights of their beds get up to 100 hours more quality sleep per year – which is meaningful to health outcomes. With our new
Continuing to build upon the recently-announced collaboration with
“Sleepiness is increasingly prevalent in our fast moving, high tech society, connected across countries, continents and time zones,” said
“Sleep Number Labs is our technology incubator and primary generator of sleep science innovations,” said Bloomquist. “In the land of the greatest technologists –
As a purpose driven company, Sleep Number’s mission is to improve lives by individualizing sleep experiences. Our revolutionary
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1 Based on internal analysis of sleep sessions assessing sleepers who use multiple features of
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