Through Participation in Leading Health Forum, SleepScore Labs and Dr. Oz Tackle the Impact of Sleep on Health and Productivity
SleepScore Labs to be Featured in Lake Nona’s WHIT, the Living Lab for a Healthy Home, Along with Other Ecosystem Partners
CARLSBAD, Calif.—February 28, 2018—SleepScore Labs™, the company behind the most advanced non-contact sleep improvement system for consumers, today announced its partnership with the Lake Nona Institute and participation in the Lake Nona Impact Forum, an invitation-only event where nationally recognized thought leaders and business executives come together for a cooperative discussion to develop solutions to improve health, wellbeing and sustainable living. During the Impact Forum, SleepScore Labs founding partner, Dr. Mehmet Oz will present critical information to raise awareness of how sleep habits have a major impact on the overall health and productivity of U.S. workers and its effect on the economy.
Dr. Oz, a professor of surgery at Columbia University and eight-time Daytime Emmy® Award winner for “The Dr. Oz Show,” will present “Change Begins Tonight – The Impact of Sleep on Health and Productivity” to the audience of collaborative and creative industry leaders. The presentation will highlight significant problems facing U.S. businesses due to a lack of proper sleep and seek to catalyze a national conversation around sleep habits and solutions.
While researchers and other medical professionals have recognized lack of sleep as a growing epidemic across the country for many years, public awareness is rapidly going up too. According to SleepScore Labs user data, 55% of people sleep less than 7 hours per night equaling 12.1 million work hours lost or $506 billion in productivity lost. In light of these trends, there is an opportunity for companies to offer new solutions to their employees that can help them take control and advance their sleep quality by gaining an understanding of their sleep profile and following science-based advice and recommendations for improvement.
A panel of experts will join Dr. Oz for a comprehensive discussion about the need for proper sleep and what business leaders can do to make sleep a priority in their organizations. Dr. Nathaniel Watson, director of the University of Washington Medical Clinic and former president of the American Academy of Sleep Science; Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado, vice president and head of strategy and business development at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.; and Dr. Carlos M. Nunez, chief medical officer at ResMed, will share insights and advice for addressing the sleep-related health issues facing companies today.
“Our national lack of proper sleep is an unseen public health crisis and it is time for leading voices to change the conversation to focus on solutions,” said Dr. Oz. “Improving the sleep health of Americans is critically important work, and the solutions that will emerge from the Lake Nona Impact Forum — from SleepScore Labs and other thought leaders — will have a tremendous positive impact on our national wellbeing.”
Additionally, SleepScore Labs will be featured in the master bedroom of WHIT, a living lab of the Lake Nona Institute. SleepScore Labs’ personal sleep improvement system provides insights and actionable advice, and as a strategic partner of WHIT, SleepScore Labs will help guests envision how holistic smart home health technology can have a major impact on sleep health. Other partners from the SleepScore Labs ecosystem will also be featured along with technologies currently in the WHIT home, such as circadian lighting, air and water purification systems and an interactive digital cooktop.
WHIT is located within Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile integrated, master-designed community in Orlando, home to one of the fastest-growing health and life sciences clusters in the nation and a model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community that is the current focus of a longitudinal study by Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness known as the Lake Nona Life Project (liveworkparticipate.com).
“The information Dr. Oz and our panel of experts has compiled for the Lake Nona Impact Forum is vital to the wellbeing of all Americans, and will benefit the national conversation around sleep,” said Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs. “We are honored to showcase our ultra-personalized sleep improvement system alongside the cutting-edge technology in Lake Nona’s WHIT home and share our goals to enhance the quality of sleep and promote healthier lifestyles.”
The Lake Nona Impact Forum SleepScore panel will be available via livestream on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM EST (time subject to vary), at https://www.facebook.com/lakenonainstitute and can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #LNIF18.
About SleepScore Labs
SleepScore Labs™ advances the science and technologies around sleep and overall health. Together with the foremost medical, health, and scientific experts from around the world, the company utilizes SleepScore™ by ResMed technology to provide the most accurate and advanced sleep improvement system for consumers as well as an evolving ecosystem that includes data insights, product evaluation tools, and technology licensing opportunities for companies developing products and solutions in the sleep industry. Based in Carlsbad, California, SleepScore Labs was created in 2016 as a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P. to accurately measure sleep while connecting consumers to solutions that help people sleep, feel and live better. For more information on SleepScore Labs visit www.sleepscorelabs.com.
About the Lake Nona Institute
The Lake Nona Institute is a nonprofit, community-focused organization that incubates, activates and measures the impact of innovative technologies and programs that can become global models for building healthy, sustainable and inspired communities. The Institute focuses on programs based on: Health & Wellness, Education and Sustainability. At its core, Lake Nona Institute believes that individuals in the social context of a community can and do have a profound impact on wellness, education and sustainability.
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