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Sleep Number Advances Conversation About Sleep at CES 2019

Arianna Huffington, NFL and Olympic Athletes, and Health Experts Share Sleep Tech Insights on Sleep Number Panel

Katie Couric Discusses Importance of Smart Sleep in “Tech for Good” Podcast from Sleep Number Booth

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2019--

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The "Sleep as the Competitive Edge" panel including Harrison Smith, Alexis Glick, Arianna Huffington ...

The "Sleep as the Competitive Edge" panel including Harrison Smith, Alexis Glick, Arianna Huffington, Shelly Ibach, Gwen Jorgensen and Dr. Eve VanCauter.


  At CES 2019, Sleep Number (NASDAQ: SNBR), the sleep innovation leader, advanced the conversation around the importance of quality sleep on individual performance and the impact of smart technology – such as the 360 smart bed - on a healthy life. Sleep Number convened several high-profile events at their booth, which once again showcased the power of sleep and the company’s 360 smart bed:

● The “Sleep as the Competitive Edge” panel discussion included NFL and Olympic athletes, sleep experts and influencers, who shared the impact of sleep on performance and overall health and wellness.


● As a purpose-driven company committed to improving people’s lives, Sleep Number also hosted journalist and author Katie Couric for a series of “Tech for Good” conversations. Katie spoke with innovative technology leaders, including Sleep Number President and CEO Shelly Ibach, about how their companies are using technology to deliver life-changing impact. Couric highlighted how Sleep Number’s 360 smart bed uses the Company’s proprietary SleepIQ technology platform to automatically adjust the comfort for each individual sleeper throughout the night. Ibach also spoke about how SleepIQ technology helped her late husband during his fight with cancer, and how it may be used in the future to predict health issues such as sleep apnea or cardiac events.


● A multi-year award winner for its CES booths, Sleep Number’s multi-level brand experience brought to life the importance of better quality sleep. On the first floor, the company featured a multi-user “Sleep Number Quarterback Challenge,” a virtual reality simulation that illustrates the impact of sleep on physical performance. In less than 90 seconds, players could see and feel the difference that quality sleep can make on performance. On the second floor, a new 360 smart bed “ride” took groups of people through a three-minute immersive ‘planetarium-style’ experience into the science behind the 360 smart bed. Visitors were able to see, hear and feel the bed intuitively sensing and automatically adjusting under the largest horizontal LED screen at CES.



“Sleep as the Competitive Edge”: Kicked-off by Sleep Number CEO Shelly Ibach and moderated by GENYOUth CEO and media personality Alexis Glick, the panel featured: Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings’ Safety and four-time Pro Bowler; Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global Founder and CEO, and author of The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time; Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic Gold Medalist and triathlete; Dr. Eve VanCauter, renown Circadian Rhythm Expert at the University of Chicago.
“Tech for Good”: Katie Couric interviewed Sleep Number President and CEO Shelly Ibach; David J. Lipman, M.D., Chief Science Officer for Impossible Foods; Dan Kessler, Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships from Headspace; and Sarah Thomas, Vice President of Seismic, discussing the impact of technology on health and wellness.


“As an established leader in sleep innovation, Sleep Number is at the beginning of a new era where smart durables and best-in-class customer experiences are transforming the way we live,” said Shelly Ibach, President and CEO, Sleep Number. “We are leading a market transition where sleep technology, health and retail are integrated. Improving lives is at the core of our purpose-driven mission, and our Sleep Number bed is the enabler.”


Sleep Number is at CES in Las Vegas at booth #43308 in the Tech West Sands Expo Halls A-D. More information on Sleep Number’s announcement and activities at CES is available on the newsroom (


About Sleep Number

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 platform are proving the connection between sleep and well-being. With one of the most comprehensive databases of biometric consumer sleep data, and as the winner of J.D. Power’s 2018 Mattress Satisfaction Report, Sleep Number is improving lives by individualizing sleep experiences. And with a commitment to improving the lives of over 1 million youth by 2025, Sleep Number is redefining the future of health and wellness – for everyone. To experience better quality sleep, visit or one of our over 560 Sleep Number® stores located in all 50 states.

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