How have we learned so much about sleep?

Our digital platform and the operating system of our Sleep Number 360® smart bed technology, uses high-resolution ballistocardiography readings sampled several hundred times per second, to sense each sleeper’s movements and biometrics, providing full body measurement for effortless real-time interactions and personalized sleep insights. The embedded software employs advanced biomedical signal processing and trade secret algorithms to determine bed presence, bed entry and exit and body movements, including position changes, time to fall asleep, and breathing and heart rate in real time. The software also provides effortless adjustability and personalized insights into heart rate variability and circadian rhythm, allowing the user to learn more about boosting energy and more productive day and nighttime habits that can affect sleep.

Want even better sleep?

Smart sleepers who use their Sleep Number 360® smart bed features and SleepIQ® technology insights get almost 15 minutes more restful sleep per night than those who don’t. That’s nearly 100 more hours of restful sleep per year*!

SleepIQ® Technology Research Fun Facts

  • Battle of the Sexes: Women get 23 more restful minutes of sleep compared to men.**
  • Big Sky, Big Sleep: Montana gets the most amount of sleep with Utah, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska close behind.**
  • Sleepless in Paradise: Hawaii gets the least amount of sleep, with Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nebraska lacking as well.**
  • Fuzzy Math: Half of SleepIQ® sleepers sleep with their pets. These sleepers receive more restful sleep, but the quality of sleep is lower compared to those who do not sleep with pets.***
  • City Limits: SleepIQ® sleepers who live in urban areas go to bed late, wake up late, get the most sleep, but are the least restful overall.***
  • Side Note: 59% of SleepIQ® sleepers generally sleep on their side, 18% are all over the place and back sleepers are the most restful overall.***
  • Exercise High: SleepIQ® sleepers who say they exercise regularly are the most restful overall, have the highest SleepIQ® score, and the lowest average heartrate and breath rate compared to those who exercise occasionally or rarely.***
  • Midday Motion: SleepIQ® sleepers who say they exercise in the afternoon receive the most restful sleep, compared to those who exercise at other times.***
  • Go with the Flow: SleepIQ® sleepers who do gentle exercise, like yoga, get the most restful sleep.***
  • Bean There: SleepIQ® sleepers who drink caffeine in the evening are less restful and have higher average heartrates and average breathing rates than those who don’t.***
  • Too Little, Too Latte: SleepIQ® sleepers who drink caffeine late in the evening get 12 fewer minutes of restful sleep each night than those who never do.***
  • Smoke Signals: SleepIQ® sleepers who smoke are less restful, have a higher average heartrate and higher average breathing rate.***
  • Out Cold: SleepIQ® sleepers who describe their body temperature at night to be cold are the most restful overall.***
  • Pitch-Black Perfect: SleepIQ® sleepers who sleep in a pitch-black bedroom are more restful overall and achieve higher SleepIQ® scores than those who sleep with light in their bedroom.***
  • Food for Thought: Nearly half of SleepIQ® sleepers report eating within an hour of going to bed. In comparison, those who rarely eat within an hour of going to bed are the most restful overall and get the highest SleepIQ® scores.***
  • Pandemic: Since mid-March 2020, SleepIQ® sleepers have averaged 12 more minutes of restful sleep compared to last year.****

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*Based on internal analysis of sleep sessions assessing sleepers who use multiple features of Sleep Number® products, including foot warming.

** Based on SleepIQ® data from 1/1/19 to 1/1/20

*** Based on SleepIQ® data from 1/1/19 to 1/1/20 and self-reported responses of sleepers using SleepIQ® technology from 5/12/19 – 1/5/19

****Based on SleepIQ® data from 3/16/20 to 6/21/20 vs. 3/18/19 to 6/23/19 (last year comparison).

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