Mayo Clinic, Sleep Number form $10M collab to study link between sleep, heart health

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Sleep Number has partnered with Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic to fund studies of sleep medicine, with a primary focus on cardiovascular health, the mattress company announced Jan. 8 at the CES 2020 consumer technology conference.

Sleep Number will provide Mayo Clinic with two research and development funds valued at a total of $10 million. The five-year endowment will establish the Sleep Number Research Fund in Sleep Science with an Emphasis on Cardiovascular Medicine and the Sleep Number Research & Development Fund to Further Sleep Science.

An advisory team comprising both Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers and Sleep Number consumer technology leaders will lead the initiatives to study the impact of sleep on health and develop products to address the findings.

"While we know that sleep plays an incredibly important role in our overall health and wellness, we need evidence-based solutions to advance the science and clinical practice of sleep medicine. This novel and important investigative opportunity will provide a robust foundation upon which to further our understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and their interactions with health and disease," said Virend Somers, MD, PhD, director of the cardiovascular and sleep facilities within Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

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