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How Big Is the Problem?

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Lack of sleep has been linked to several diseases and chronic conditions prevalent today, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. Not getting enough quality sleep can also lead to injuries and disabilities caused by accidents on the road and at work. For all these reasons, quality sleep matters to our health in significant ways. The CDC reports that more than a third of American adults state they are not getting sufficient sleep on a regular basis – what they refer to as a public health epidemic. The National Sleep Foundation states that, despite sleeping within the recommended number of hours a night, 35% of Americans report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair.” And a leading consumer magazine found that 27% of adults say they have trouble falling or staying asleep most nights, and an overwhelming 68% say they struggle with sleep at least once a week. Sleep Number has identified ways to help combat struggles with falling asleep and staying asleep by developing groundbreaking new technologies, such as allowing you to warm your feet on either side to help you fall asleep faster and smart bed technology that responds to a sleeper's movements and effortlessly adjusts comfort and support to help keep them asleep. When it comes to how couples sleep, one of the largest factors is sleep temperature. Eighty-three percent of couples report one or both partners sleep too hot or cold.* Again, Sleep Number has been at the forefront in temperature balancing technologies and breathable fabrics in order to alleviate this issue. Along with many other health-related benefits of the Sleep Number 360® smart bed, when compared against self-reported hours of sleep from a general population survey, our SleepIQ® data shows us that, on average, Sleep Number sleepers are getting almost an hour’s more sleep per night than the average sleeper.†

*Results from a 2020 Sleep Number survey of 1,004 respondents who reported they or their partner sometimes sleep too hot or too cold.

†Based on self-reported hours of sleep from a general population survey compared to our SleepIQ® data.

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