Sleep Number published its 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting, in part, ongoing and recently presented sleep science research aimed at advancing the understanding of sleep and health. 

According to the report, over 330,000 smart sleepers have opted to participate in Sleep Number’s sleep science research, enabling the company to rapidly enroll in Institutional Review Board-approved studies. 

Sleep Number continues its collaboration with Mayo Clinic, funding several research projects. These projects include research to investigate the prevalence of disordered sleep in patients with Somali heritage and the implications for cardiovascular risk, research to explore the relationship between disrupted sleep and markers of aging, and research to explore excessive daytime sleepiness and its cardiovascular implications.

The company also provided an update on its latest research presentations. At the International Pediatric Sleep Association Online 2022 event, Sleep Number presented two studies using large-scale, longitudinal sleep data for children and adolescents captured from 360 smart beds. These studies assessed whether children’s sleep schedules changed in response to summertime school breaks or the COVID-19 pandemic.

At World Sleep 2022, Sleep Number unveiled research that used data from its smart bed technology to evaluate sleep. The studies included results of a prediction model for influenza-like illnesses and analysis of real-time sleep staging to potentially detect and guide intervention for sleep disorders. The studies demonstrated the capabilities of the 360 smart bed to accurately assess and monitor sleep in a non-invasive, longitudinal way.

Sleep Number also highlighted a study it published last year that demonstrated a strong correlation between sleep measurement data from SleepIQ technology, the operating system of the 360 smart bed, and traditional laboratory polysomnography, the current gold standard of measuring sleep. “Unlike clinical sleep assessment methods, such as polysomnography, the smart bed captures the true, in-home, characteristics of sleep, including longitudinal data that is unavailable in clinical in-lab practice,” according to the report. 

Late last year Sleep Number released its Climate360 Smart Bed, its first smart bed to include temperature sensors.

Photo caption: Sleep Number’s corporate headquarters in Minneapolis

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