MATTRESS FIRM AND SLEEP.COM RELEASE FIRST ANNUAL JOINT “SLEEP UNCOVERED” REPORT WITH SLEEPSCORE LABORATORIES REVEALING DEGRADED SLEEP QUALITY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC


The company has also partnered with the Institute for the Future to shed light on the evolution of American sleep patterns and predict what’s next.

HOUSTON, March 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Firm mattressthe nation’s largest mattress specialty retailer, and Sleep.comMattress Firm’s go-to wellness resource Sleep Experts®, today announced the results of its first annual sleep study, titled uncovered sleep.The study, carried out in partnership with SleepScore Laboratories™, uses proprietary data from over 3.5 million nights of sleep, survey information and primary research. The report also includes future forecasts of Institute for the future (IFTF), to reveal more in-depth insights into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep quality in America.

SleepScore Labs analyzed objective, self-reported sleep data from 134,885 American adults before and during the COVID-19 pandemic and found that, on average, Americans reported a noticeable change in sleep quality rather than duration . Additionally, SleepScore Labs surveyed more than 2,700 American adults asking about lifestyle and sleep habits before and after the pandemic. Eighty-six percent said their sleep quality had declined during the pandemic, and only 14% rated their sleep quality as satisfactory. Additionally, US adults reported having more difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and felt less likely to feel rested in 2022 compared to 2020; although these changes were not evenly distributed. The report details that sleep duration and quality were influenced by several factors, including race, parental status, socioeconomic factors, occupation, and more. The good news is that there is strong interest in implementing tools and strategies to address these challenges.

“We are committed to helping people get the quality rest they deserve and remain convinced that science, technology and credible health advice have the power to do just that,” said John Eck, President and CEO, Mattress Company. “In the Sleep.com Sleep Uncovered 2022 report, we offer a forecast, based on millions of hours of objective sleep data, to help people understand their sleep in the age of the pandemic and how it may shape a more restful future.”

As remote working and learning became the new norm, more consistent sleep schedules were established by spending more time at home. Additionally, the Sleep Uncovered study reveals that while technology can be one of the biggest disruptions to sleep, it can also present opportunities for improved sleep. With more time spent at home, many Americans have also seen the negative side of the increased use of technology.

Seventy-four percent of American adults said they used technology devices in bed “most days” or “every day” during the pandemic. Entertainment and ‘doomscrolling’ have become cultural norms, and nearly one in three respondents admitted that using technology before bed contributed to their ‘often’ or ‘always’ poor rest during the pandemic .

“In this first annual Sleep Uncovered report, we assess the impact of COVID-19 on America’s relationship with sleep and what it means for the future,” said Colin Lawlor, CEO, SleepScore Labs. “These pages do more than just document two years of hard sleep in America. They reveal insight into the physical, mental and emotional stressors of the pandemic, and that progress has been made in putting in place ‘healthier sleep habits for some, but not all.

According to the survey, 50% of Americans said they used mindfulness and/or stress relief strategies at least once in a while, a 12% increase from before the pandemic; and SleepScore app users logged an average of 11 extra minutes per night of sleep during the pandemic. Sleep.com recently launched a new online tool, an interactive quiz called “What’s Your Sleep Future” that aims to identify future sleep scenarios and help users make everyday sleep health a priority.

To identify key shifts in sleep behavior and culture triggered by the pandemic, Sleep.com commissioned the IFTF to explore its impact on sleep quality. Using data from more than 3.5 million nights of sleep, the IFTF analyzed academic and clinical literature in conjunction with a comprehensive prospective analysis. These results revealed four scenarios exploring how, where and how much we will sleep in the future.

“The past two years have seen an unprecedented degree of disruption to our daily lives, but one of the most invisible – and powerful – consequences of COVID-19 has been its impact on sleep. The question remains: our will sleep recover? We were honored to work with Mattress Firm and Sleep.com to identify the key factors shaping the future of sleep and to develop a provocative set of predictions for how sleep could evolve in years to come,” said Jeff Yang, Research Director, IFTF Digital Intelligence Lab.

The full report is available for free download on Sleep.com. To learn more about Mattress Firm and Sleep.com’s commitment to improving lives through better sleep, visit MattressFirm.com or Sleep.com. To download the free Sleep.com Sleep Cycle Tracker app, visit App store on iOS devices and Google Play Store on Android devices.

About the mattress company
For the past 90 years, Mattress Firm has made a good night’s sleep easier by providing customers with a collection of quality mattresses carefully selected from the best brands. Today, with over 2,300 neighborhood stores, we strive to provide every customer with their perfect mattress at the perfect price. Our Sleep Experts™ help more than 3 million people every year find the right solution for their sleep needs. Our selection of mattresses and bedding accessories includes leading brands such as Beautyrest®, Nectar®, Sealy®, Serta®, Simmons®, Sleepy’s® Stearns & Foster®, Tempur-Pedic®, Tuft & Needle®, tulo® and Purple®. We also offer our customers Sleep.com as a go-to resource for learning how to sleep better and feel better. Committed to serving our communities, the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program, in partnership with the Ticket to Dream Foundation, has partnered with local nonprofit foster care partners to help children in foster care sleep better so that they can shape a better future. For more information, visit http://www.mattresfirm.com.

About Sleep.com
Sleep.com, from the sleep experts at Mattress Firm, is a go-to resource for learning how to sleep better and feel better. With expert advice, inspiring content, insightful data, and curated products, the site is dedicated to caring for all people who want to sleep better and start the day feeling their strongest. To discover the community, join us on www.sleep.com.

Sleep.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment through its Service or available features. The content and service provided are intended solely as a resource and information tool to improve your sleep. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

About SleepScore Labs
We’re the sleep science and improvement company changing the world by improving sleep, powered by cutting-edge science and technology. SleepScore Labs was founded in 2016 by a team of sleep experts from companies, institutions and organizations such as ResMed, Apple, Philips and Harvard. Together, we enable leading companies and organizations to bolster their health and wellness offerings, proven by better sleep. After studying more than 85 million hours of sleep for more than a decade, we’ve created the world’s most comprehensive suite of services that helps consumers improve their sleep and businesses improve their offerings in the space. . Initially a joint venture between ResMed and Pegasus Capital Advisors LP, the company has grown to include other strategic partners and investors. Based at Carlsbad, Californiawith an office Dublin, Ireland, we’ve developed SleepScore™ technology powered by ResMed to deliver the world’s most accurate sleep app. The SleepScore Labs ecosystem also provides data insights, product innovation and validation tools, and technology licensing opportunities for companies developing products and solutions to improve the sleep of hundreds of millions. of people.

SleepScore does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment through its Service or available features. The content and service provided are intended solely as a resource and information tool to improve your sleep. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

About the Institute for the Future
Institute for the future (IFTF) is the world’s leading futures organization. For more than 50 years, businesses, governments and social impact organizations have depended on the IFTF’s global forecasts, custom research, foresight education and training to manage complex and

develop strategies ready for the world. IFTF methodologies and toolsets provide cohesive views of transformative opportunities across sectors that together support a more sustainable future. IFTF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Palo Alto, California.

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