Aligning with the Six Factors of Quality Sleep, a theory developed by renowned sleep expert Dr. Dan Buysse, a Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science and Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Sleep Number® Scientific Advisory Board member.


  • Sleep health is essential to wellbeing; in fact, experts state that sleep deprivation can be lethal.


  • In population studies, sleeping less than six hours per night has been associated with a 12% increased risk of death. For an adult with average life expectancy in the U.S., this increased risk translates to a potential loss of nine years of life.


  • A focus on sleep health is a critical part of overall health and wellbeing.


  • Sleep health is a multidimensional pattern of sleep- wakefulness, adapted to individual, social and environmental demands, that promotes physical and mental wellbeing.


  • Quality sleep is the foundation of good sleep health and is associated with overall health and wellbeing. It is characterized by six factors:
    • Regularity: consistent morning and bedtime routine
    • Satisfaction: feel refreshed
    • Alertness: ability to stay awake during the day without dozing
    • Timing: middle of nighttime sleep between 2am and 4am
    • Duration: between six and eight hours recommended sleep per night
    • Efficiency: less than 30 minutes awake at night


  • We have always focused on delivering superior sleep for each individual. Now working in partnership with and leveraging guidance from Dr. Buysse, we have discovered a connection between our sleep insights and consumer benefits that align to and address the six factors.


  • Most recently, we introduced My Daytime Alertness to improve overall sleep quality, health and wellbeing. Insights from this Sleep Number smart bed feature, along with our other wellness features, help sleepers continuously achieve higher quality sleep to help them feel more alert during the day.


  • We will continue to leverage sleep measurement standards and scientific models to further validate our work. By helping society understand the science behind sleep, we can demonstrate how positive health outcomes are achievable through quality sleep and are a pillar of individual health.