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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

High-Tech Game Changers for Poor Sleep

Published July 23, 2015 3:23 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) this week announced the formation of its new Sleep Technology Council, “a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology."

The council will include participants from several industry players, including Beddit, Emfit, Jawbone, MetroNaps, MisFit Wearables, Responsive Surface Technology (ReST) and Valencell, among others.

"The recent explosion in wearable technology and smart sensors for the home is changing the game for sleep," said David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation.

"The newest technologies promise not only to help consumers better understand their own sleep and how it impacts their health, but also to actually provide insights that further our understanding of sleep health and pave the way for new digital health solutions for consumers," Cloud said.

"The National Sleep Foundation is eager to support and engage technology innovators who are pushing sleep technology forward."

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In its first year, the Sleep Technology Council will focus on enabling growth for this emerging sector of digital health through its inaugural event, the Sleep Technology Summit & Expo, set to be held October 6-7 in Santa Clara, Calif., co-located with the 9th Annual Health 2.0 Conference.

The event will bring together technology innovators, sleep experts, industry analysts, the venture capital community and media to discover and share technologies that are breaking new ground in sleep and explore the dynamic global investment landscape for this new technology segment.

The Sleep Technology Council will operate as an advisory council within the National Sleep Foundation. For more information about the Council, contact Scott Ravin, NSF's director of Board & Office at 703-243-1697 or More information on the Sleep Technology Summit & Expo, including opportunities for speaking and sponsorship, is available at

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