Largest Consumer Sleep Study Just Released at CES 2017

  Largest Consumer Sleep Study Just Released at CES 2017

 SleepScore Labs Reports Provocative New Insights from 1.5 Million Nights of


  * 79% of people get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep
  * America’s SleepScore is 77 (out of 100)
  * More than 30% have a SleepScore of 55 or less
  * Women sleep longer – men average 5 hours, 45 minutes, while women average
    6 hours, 9 minutes
  * On average, Americans go to bed at 10:21 p.m. and wake up at 7:41 a.m. –
    people in the Pacific time zone go to bed latest, and people in the
    Eastern time zone get up earliest
  * 30 minutes of exercise correlates with 14 extra minutes of sleep per night
  * 50% reported regularly using a mix of two or more sleep aids per night,
    such as prescription medications, over-the-counter sleeping pills, or
    herbal remedies/food supplements for sleep

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 6, 2017

At CES 2017, SleepScore Labs shared exciting new information that will change
the way people think about their sleep.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:

National sleep survey results (Graphic: Business Wire)

National sleep survey results (Graphic: Business Wire)

The national sleep survey and America’s SleepScore program, launched in
October 2016, was developed by ResMed (NYSE: RMD) and “The Dr. Oz Show” to
foster better public understanding of sleep health. More than 20,000
individuals have enrolled in the continuing study, which so far has collected
more than 1.53 million nights’ of consumer sleep data.

From the study, SleepScore Labs, a joint venture announced today between
ResMed, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Pegasus Capital Advisors, LP, has determined a
national SleepScore and begun analyzing the data from the most comprehensive
and accurate collection of high quality consumer sleep data on the planet, the
landmark national sleep study on

During a panel discussion today at the CES Digital Health Summit, “Confronting
the Sleep Epidemic Head-On,” Dr. Oz and ResMed will share more insights from
the study.

“America didn’t do well at its checkup, with a SleepScore of 77. The good news
is we can use America’s SleepScore as a teachable moment and national
conversation starter about how to fix our country’s sleep,” said Dr. Mehmet
Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show and co-founder of SleepScore Labs. “With the
information we’re sharing today, and the work we’ll be doing through
SleepScore Labs, the average person will get easy, actionable information they
can start using now to improve their sleep hygiene and their overall health.
More Americans should be prioritizing sleep, and thankfully we have more
useful tools than ever before.”

“This is the largest objective consumer sleep study ever evaluated, giving us
the tools to make a real impact on sleep deprivation,” said Colin Lawlor, CEO
of SleepScore Labs. “This historic survey shows how the SleepScore by ResMed™
technology and its capabilities can be used across the $58 billion dollar
consumer sleep industry to evaluate the performance of sleep products and
services and to improve them, so those products and services can be more
helpful to someone’s health. The sheer numbers of people with sleep issues are
staggering, but solving the problem has until now been a shot in the dark.”

SleepScore insights include:

  * 79% of the population sleeps less than the 7 hours recommended by the
    American Academy of Sleep Medicine – Most Americans sleep one hour less.
    To put this in context, a recent study by AAA reported that sleeping as
    little as one hour less than recommended doubles the risk of a traffic
  * Women sleep longer than men – Men average 5 hours, 45 minutes, while women
    average 6 hours, 9 minutes.
  * On average, Americans go to bed at 10:21 pm and wake up at 7:41 am. People
    in the Pacific time zone go to bed the latest, at 11:17 p.m., and people
    in the Eastern time zone wake up the earliest at 7:40 a.m.
  * New York vs. Los Angeles – New Yorkers go to bed earlier than Los
    Angeleans (by just under three minutes).
  * Exercise is good for sleep – Any amount is helpful, but the optimal amount
    is 30 minutes, which correlates with 14 minutes of extra sleep per night.
  * Caffeine – Three or fewer cups of coffee didn’t notably affect average
    sleep time, but those who drank four cups or more slept 26 minutes less.
  * Alcohol – Those who had one or two drinks slept an average of 16 minutes
    more than people who had more than two drinks – or none at all.
  * Children can be both good and bad for sleep – Men with 0-1 children get
    the most sleep, and women with 2-3 children get the most sleep. Having
    more children seems to impact men more – they lose 45 minutes of sleep per
    night with 4 or more children, whereas women with 4 or more children only
    lose 25 minutes.
  * Mattresses matter –The type of mattress people sleep on appears to make an
    average difference of 20 minutes sleep per night.
  * Technology makes a difference – First cuts of the data show a clear
    benefit from the use of at least some smart sleep and wake lighting
  * The S+ works – Poor sleepers that have used the S+ have increased their
    sleep by 31 minutes per night.
  * Common sleep problems – Excessive fatigue during the day and taking too
    long to fall asleep were the most common reported issues. Waking up in the
    middle of the night is also a major problem for many Americans.
  * Sleep aids – 50% of study participants reported using a mix of two or more
    sleep aids per night, such as prescription medications, over the counter
    sleeping pills and herbal remedies/food supplements for sleep.
  * The 2016 Election –- Americans lost an average of 25 minutes of quality
    sleep on November 8, 2016, the night of the presidential election. The
    SleepScore Survey reported the average SleepScores for November 8 and 9,
    2016 were the lowest on record when compared to average SleepScores of
    2015 and 2016. The data showed major anomalies and significant changes in
    sleep times and stress levels on the East and West Coasts and some of the
    lowest SleepScores recorded since the S+ device was launched in October
    2014. 30% of those on the West Coast reported elevated stress levels on
    election night while 24% of those monitored on the East Coast reported
    higher stress levels. Both continue to show elevated stress levels – 17%
    on the East Coast and 10% on the West Coast. None of the data collected
    explored political affiliation, so it’s not possible to associate elevated
    levels of stress with any voter groups.

SleepScore Labs will be looking more closely at these and other data in the
coming months.

Study Methodology:

Study participants were self-selected and likely participated out of a desire
to improve their sleep; that said there is also a sizeable number with good
sleep. More than 20,000 participants used the S+, the most accurate and
comprehensive consumer sleep technology which objectively measures movement,
breathing, light, temperature and assesses sleep stage every 30 seconds during
sleep. An additional 22,000 people completed quizzes that explored lifestyle
habits providing additional survey data and insight into habits, practices,
stress levels, alcohol, exercise and caffeine intake and various nonbiometric
factors. A total of 1.53 million nights of sleep data were assessed using the
SleepScore by ResMed technology measuring more than 11.1 million hours of
sleep and 1.4 billion individual data points which amount to the largest
objectively measured consumer sleep study cohort in history.

About S+ by ResMed

For more information about the S+ by ResMed technology, refer to this fact

About the SleepScore Campaign

For more information on the “One Million Nights” campaign to find out
America’s SleepScore, visit

About SleepScore Labs

SleepScore Labs is a new company formed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Pegasus Capital
Advisors, L.P, and ResMed (NYSE: RMD) to measure, monitor and ultimately help
solve the world’s sleep problems. Today, over 60% of adults in America and
around the world have problems with poor sleep due to conditions like snoring,
sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, pain, discomfort, and lifestyle
choices. SleepScore Labs was created to address these issues through data
collected by SleepScore by ResMed technology, the world’s first non-contact,
personalized sleep solution to measure an individual’s sleep quality and
deliver personalized feedback that helps improve sleep from the very first
night. As part of the new venture, ResMed’s SleepScore technology will be
available for licensing in new sleep products and will be used by product
manufacturers to develop better sleep solutions for consumers. The technology
has been licensed to several global leaders and is being used by companies,
including Lighting Science Group, in studies to establish the effectiveness of
consumer sleep products.

For more information on the campaign, please visit For
more information on SleepScore Labs visit

View source version on

Multimedia Available:


Dr. Oz/SleepScore Labs
Tim Sullivan
SleepScore Labs
Nick Shepherd
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.