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10:00 - 10:10
Sleep Show Kick Off, Helene Emsellem, MD, Medical Director, Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders
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Helene Emsellem, MD, Medical Director, Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders
Helene A. Emsellem, MD is a nationally known sleep expert and the mother of three daughters, Elyssa a recent graduate of University of Pennsylvania, who contributed a teen perspective to Snooze or Lose!, Monique, a recent Muhlenberg College graduate, and Stella, a recent Connecticut College graduate, currently at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa. As a physician and mother Dr. Emsellem understands on a personal and a scientific level, how sleep deprivation adversely affects teen health, learning, mood, and performance-and how those negative effects impact family life as well. To help teens understand the importance of sleep, and to empower them to own and improve their sleep-wake habits and schedules, Dr. Emsellem has written Snoozeor Lose! She has also developed an outreach program to educate adolescents, parents, teachers, administrators and legislators on the importance of sleep in adolescence and the benefits of making changes in the middle and high school start times. She speaks directly to middle and high school students across the country through her engaging and down-to-earth presentation Sleep-Why Bother? She also advises parents on the best ways to encourage good teen sleep patterns and is a strong advocate for changes in high school start times to allow teens to excel academically and thrive socially.
10:30 - 10:45
Designing Sleep Enhancing Fragrances, Elliot Scherr, PhD, Director of Science and Technology
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Fragrances have been known to evoke memories and enhance moods. Givaudan has taken this one step further by creating fragrances that enhance sleep. This has been confirmed via scientific techniques and a patent is pending on these methods.
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SleepTalks®

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Elliot Scherr, PhD, Director of Science and Technology
Dr. Elliot Scherr has been working in the fragrance industry for nearly 20 years. He is currently a Director of Fragrance Sci-ence and Technology for Givaudan Fragrances in North America. He works with customers to commercialize fragrance technologies, resolve fragrance issues, and bring added value to their product offerings. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.
11:00 - 11:15
Story of Our Product: From an Idea to 20 Million Snore-Free Nights! , Behrouz Hariri, CEO, Co-Founder, Smart Nora
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Hear about product development from the CEO and Co-founder of Smart Nora whose debut product went from invention to kickstarter to millions in sales.
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Interview

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Behrouz Hariri, CEO, Co-Founder, Smart Nora
Behrouz is the CEO and Co-founder of Smart Nora, the wellness startup whose debut product of the same name is the world's most comfortable, contact-free snoring solution, loved by thousands of couples worldwide. Behrouz has a deep passion for user experience, product strategy, and systems design.His expertise in Human Centered Design is a result of working in 7 countries on a wide range of projects including clinics, telemedicine systems, digital experiences, and accessible banking. Behrouz enjoys speaking and mentoring on product strategy, and facilitating sessions for experts from different fields to collaborate in new ways. On behalf of Smart Nora, as a new and innovative startup in the sleep space, Behrouz is dedicated to providing the public with engaging and practical information and is excited to share here at Sleep Show!
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Smart Nora

Smart Nora is the wellness startup that has improved sleep and relationships for tens of thousands of couples around the world. Our debut product is the world's most comfortable snoring solution and has been listed on Oprah’s Favorite Things.

11:30 - 11:45
The Consumerization of Medical Devices & Medicalization of Consumer Devices, Ciaran McCourt, CEO, Ectosense
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Where to Next? While there are risks in terms of over diagnosis, the trend is inescapable with benefits outweighing negatives.
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SleepTalks®

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Ciaran McCourt, CEO, Ectosense
Mr.McCourt is a CEO of Belgian-based sleep diagnostics innovation company Ectosense which designs and manufactures the worlds smallest, most cost effective home sleep apnea test. Previously, he worked for leading sleep diagnostics and therapy companies in US and Europe. His focus has been on developing startups in health technology having also worked for sleep sensor start up BiancaMed (which was acquired by ResMed). He has been at the cutting edge of the overlap of consumer health tech and medical devices in sleep for some years. He helped co-founded the Sleep Technology Summit a forerunner of todays conference. Prior to that he was former CEO of a Nasdaq-listed digital health company as well as a pioneering wearables sensor technology company spun out of Unilever PLC.
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Ectosense

A medtech startup on a mission to restore the sleep of the one billion people that suffer from a sleep disorder.

12:00 - 12:05
Sleep Show Welcome from Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston , Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
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Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
Mayor Sylvester Turner serves as the Executive Officer of the City. As the City's chief administrator and official representative, the Mayor is responsible for the general management of the City and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. Administrative duties include the appointments, with Council approval, of department heads and persons serving on advisory boards.
12:15 - 12:45
24 Hour Fitness Yoga Session, 24 Hour Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness is the perfect gym for people who want it all: the best fitness classes, premium gym amenities and much more
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24 Hour Fitness Yoga Session

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24 Hour Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness is the perfect gym for people who want it all: the best fitness classes, premium gym amenities and much more
24 Hour Fitness is a privately owned and operated fitness center chain headquartered in San Ramon, California. It is the world's largest fitness chain based on memberships and the second in number of clubs, operating 420 clubs in 13 U.S. states with four million clients.
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24 Hour Fitness

24 Hour Fitness is the perfect gym for people who want it all: the best fitness classes, premium gym amenities and much more.

12:15 - 12:20
Learn About the Most Advanced Sleep System Available Today, Matteo Franceschetti , Co-founder and CEO, Eight
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Product Demo

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Matteo Franceschetti , Co-founder and CEO, Eight
Matteo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eight, the world's leading sleep enhancement company. Named one of the Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics by Fast Company, Eight is redesigning the traditional concept of a mattress, by developing cutting-edge AI and machine learning models to track bio signals during sleep with the goal of optimizing body recovery and rest. Eight has raised $27 million from leading Silicon Valley investors including Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator, and StartX, Stanford University's fund. Prior to Eight, Matteo co-founded and led GIR (acquired in 2014) and Global Investment (acquired 2011). Matteo has been Co-Chair at FWD.us and Mentor at Techstars, Microsoft Bizpark and the NYU Summer Launchpad Program. He is also a Member of the Forbes Technology Council. He graduated magna cum laude with a Law degree from University of Ferrara, and was a member of the Italian Bar Association while working as a lawyer in the finance practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, both part of the Magic Circle of British's elite law firms.
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Eight Sleep

Eight Sleep is an American technology company based in New York City that specializes in developing and manufacturing smart mattresses using data, design, science, and technology.

12:30 - 12:50
Facts About Sleep: Truth vs. Urban Myth, James MacFarlane, PhD, Director of Education, Medsleep
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Interview

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James MacFarlane, PhD, Director of Education, Medsleep
James MacFarlane is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was granted his doctorate from McMaster University Medical Centre for his work in neuropharmacology and began his sleep medicine career at the University Health Network in Toronto in 1990. He was previously a Research Associate in the Department of Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and continues as a consultant at the MedSleep Network of Clinics. He has served many consecutive terms on the Board of the Canadian Sleep Society. He has also been actively involved in establishing sleep medicine standards with both the Canadian Sleep Society and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. MacFarlane has developed innovative sleep educational programs for sleep technologists, medical students and physicians.
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MedSleep

MedSleep's network of sleep clinics are committed to providing the highest quality sleep medicine services across Canada.

12:45 - 12:50
Embr Wave, Sam Shames, Chief Operations Officer, Embr
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Product Demo

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Sam Shames, Chief Operations Officer, Embr
Sam is the Chief Operations Officer at Embr.
12:45 - 1:00
Sleep and Creativity, Helene Emsellem, MD, Medical Director, Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders
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SleepTalks®

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Helene Emsellem, MD, Medical Director, Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders
Helene A. Emsellem, MD is a nationally known sleep expert and the mother of three daughters, Elyssa a recent graduate of University of Pennsylvania, who contributed a teen perspective to Snooze or Lose!, Monique, a recent Muhlenberg College graduate, and Stella, a recent Connecticut College graduate, currently at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa. As a physician and mother Dr. Emsellem understands on a personal and a scientific level, how sleep deprivation adversely affects teen health, learning, mood, and performance-and how those negative effects impact family life as well. To help teens understand the importance of sleep, and to empower them to own and improve their sleep-wake habits and schedules, Dr. Emsellem has written Snoozeor Lose! She has also developed an outreach program to educate adolescents, parents, teachers, administrators and legislators on the importance of sleep in adolescence and the benefits of making changes in the middle and high school start times. She speaks directly to middle and high school students across the country through her engaging and down-to-earth presentation Sleep-Why Bother? She also advises parents on the best ways to encourage good teen sleep patterns and is a strong advocate for changes in high school start times to allow teens to excel academically and thrive socially.
1:00 - 1:20
Why Time is a Waste Without Good Sleep, Nancy Rothstein, MBA, The Sleep Ambassador
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Interview

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Nancy Rothstein, MBA, The Sleep Ambassador
As The Sleep Ambassador®, Nancy inspires a new respect for sleep and its impact on all aspects of work, life and well-being. Through consulting, public speaking, media engagements, writing, and other venues, she presents strategic solutions selected to empower people to make lasting shifts to optimize their sleep quality and quantity. Nancy consults and lectures to Fortune 500 corporations and other organizations, awakening leadership to the ROI of a good night’s sleep for their workforce and providing sleep education/training initiatives for employees at all levels. She also lectures on sleep to the medical and dental communities to foster understanding and to encourage action to integrate relevant sleep information/resources into their practice and for their constituencies. Nancy recently completed her term as a member of the NIH’s Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board and currently serves on the Board of the Foundation for Airway Health, the Advisory Board of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, and as a member of the Steering Committee of Myapnea.org, as well as working with other organizations that foster sleep health. Nancy is the author of My Daddy Snores; published by Scholastic, it has sold over 400,000 copies. Nancy has a B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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The Sleep Ambassador

The Sleep Ambassador® is a pathway to education, consulting services, and resources to optimize Sleep Wellness. Sleep is integral to health, performance, productivity, safety, and well-being. To LIVE WELL you must SLEEP WELL.

1:00 - 1:20
Narcolepsy or Not: Spotting a Problem that Can Masquerade as So Much Else, Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, Dentist at Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, MAGD, FICD
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This session will describe what narcolepsy is and how it can be mistaken for other issues such as depression. Sue Ellen and Todd will use the case of Sue Ellen’s daughter as an example of the importance of recognizing this disorder.
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Fireside Chat

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Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, Dentist at Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, MAGD, FICD
Dr. Sue Ellen Richardson saves relationships and lives by reducing snoring and promoting healing, refreshing sleep. Dr. Richardson lectures to dentists and physicians on treating sleep apnea with oral devices.
1:00 - 1:15
Technology and Performance: Welcome to the Wild West, Chris Winter, MD, Neurologist, Sleep Specialist, and author
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The entrance into the world of elite athletes by sleep science is relatively new, but gaining speed. We will discuss how the science can be transformative to an athlete, or be an unregulated quagmire of hollow interventions administered by individuals with questionable credentials.
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SleepTalks®

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Chris Winter, MD, Neurologist, Sleep Specialist, and author
Dr. Christopher Winter has practiced sleep medicine and neurology in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2004, but has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993. Currently he is the owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic and CNSM Consulting. Dr. Winter has a special focus on sleep and athletic performance. He works with numerous professional sports teams to help with their sleep, travel and performance. Teams include the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Capitals, Baltimore Ravens and well as the United States Women's soccer team. His expertise in sleep as it relates to health and fitness led to Dr. Winter is the Mens Health Magazine sleep advisor and regularly contributes to the publication and others. His debut book, The Sleep Solution, Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How To Fix It was named the best book on insomnia by New York Magazine.
1:30 - 2:00
The Power of When, Michael Breus, PhD, Psychologist/ Board Certified Sleep Specialist/ Speaker
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Keynote

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Michael Breus, PhD, Psychologist/ Board Certified Sleep Specialist/ Speaker
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a regular contributor on the show (35+ times). Dr. Breus is the author of the new book The Power of When, (September 2016) his third book ( #1 at Amazon for Time Management and #1 in Happiness, #28 overall) which is a ground breaking bio-hacking book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your hidden biological chronotype. Dr. Breus gives the reader the exact perfect time to have sex, run, a mile, eat a cheeseburger, ask your boss for a raise and much more. His second book The Sleep Doctors Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (Rodale Books; May 2011), discusses the science and relationship between quality sleep and metabolism. His first book, GOOD NIGHT: The Sleep Doctors 4-WeekProgram to Better Sleep and Better Health (Dutton/Penguin), an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller, has been met with rave reviews and continues to change the lives of readers. Dr. Breus has supplied his expertise with both consulting and as a sleep educator (spokesperson) to brands such as Princess Cruise lines, Six Senses Hotel and Spa, Lighting Science Group, Advil PM, Breathe Rite, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Dong Energy (Denmark), Merck (Belsomra), and many more.
2:00 - 2:15
Future of Sleep Review Sites, Ben Trapskin, Founder, Sleep Sherpa
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There are now hundreds of mattress brands to choose from. How do you make the right choice the first time? Ben Trapskin, Founder of Sleepsherpa.com will discuss trends in mattress review sites that will empower you to make a better mattress buying decision.
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SleepTalks®

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Ben Trapskin, Founder, Sleep Sherpa
I am a former librarian turned entrepreneur. I own the website, sleepsherpa.com where I review mattresses, pillows and bedding. I also write about new trends and emerging research related to sleep.
2:00 - 2:20
Hot or Not? All You Ever Wanted to Know About Sleep and Temperature, Tara Youngblood, Founder, Chili Technology; Co-Founder, Kryo, Inc., Roy Raymann, PhD, Vice President, SleepScore Labs
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The couple will discuss how the current market’s understanding of sleep is letting consumers down, and how sleep temperature is the natural solution to poor sleep. Plus, they will build off their first-hand experience of how sleeping with a partner can make optimizing sleep temperature a struggle and what to do about it.
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Chat

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Tara Youngblood, Founder, Chili Technology; Co-Founder, Kryo, Inc.
Tara has spent over 10,000 hours studying the science of sleep. Applying her analytical skills from her physics and engineering background, her passion currently is to shape the future of sleep-driven health by making sleep easy and drug-free.
Roy Raymann, PhD, Vice President, SleepScore Labs
Roy Raymann, is a passionate researcher and a product driven thought leader in the field of sleep. He spent more than a decade in academia studying sleep at the Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences, before joining the private sector. His recent experience includes leading the sleep related health efforts at Apple (Night Shift, Bedtime, Health- & Research- Kit) and serving as a Sleep Thought Leader of the consumer sleep division at Philips Research where he founded the Sleep Experience Lab. At SleepScore Labs he is heading the collaborations with industry, academia and clinics, leading the scientific advisory board and oversees the scientific rigor of the SleepScore Brand. Dr. Raymann holds a PhD in Life Sciences from Vrije University Amsterdam. His research and post-doctoral work spans almost 25 years and encompasses multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, speaking events and patents. Since 2018 he serves the Consumer Technology Association Workgroup on Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices, defining the standards for consumer sleep technologies.
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Kryo

Kryo Inc. is a sleep science and technology company focused on the future of sleep-driven health. The team at Kryo has designed the only effective full-body temperature-regulation sleep systems.

2:00 - 2:15
Using Sleep Science & Computer Vision Technologies to Improve Your Child's Sleep, Assaf Glazer, PhD, Co-Founder, CEO, Nanit
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Sleep is a major part of our lives but historically technology has not been a part of this activity. Assaf will share how Nanit's unique technology and product vision helps children and their parents sleep better. Merging advanced computer vision with proven sleep science technologies, Nanit provides in-depth data available for helping babies, and parents, sleep well in those crucial early months and years of a baby’s development. This technology is expandable to the greater population as well, as tracking and understanding sleep patterns and anomalies can lead to early detection of other disease states like sleep apnea, seizures, autism and more. He will share the state of the art today and how he envisions sleep tech helping society in 5 and 10 years.
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SleepTalks®

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Assaf Glazer, PhD, Co-Founder, CEO, Nanit
Dr. Assaf Glazer is the CEO and co-Founder of Nanit. Nanit is a smart baby monitor that uses machine learning algorithms to provide sleep insights through first-of-its-kind camera vision. Nanit provides comprehensive sleep analysis that actually measure a babys behavior throughout the night without requiring any kind of wearable component. Assaf completed his Ph.D. at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, specializing in the fields of machine learning and computer vision, and later worked as a post doctorate in the Runway Program at the Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech.
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Nanit

A complete baby monitoring system with expert sleep guidance at your fingertips.

2:30 - 2:35
C. Crane Pillow Speakers, Jessica Crotty, General Manager, C. Crane
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Learn about this comfortable, little-known marriage saver that allows you to listen to the audio you want at the volume you need without disturbing others. May also help with insomnia and in some cases tinnitus by adding background audio from your sleep app, radio, audio books, podcast, movies and music.
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Product Demo

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Jessica Crotty, General Manager, C. Crane
Jessica Crotty brings over 20 years of experience helping educate consumers about C.Crane products and how pillow speakers may improve sleep and night time listening without disturbing your spouse.
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C. Crane

Our line of pillow speakers is specifically built to allow you to listen to the audio you want at the volume you need without disturbing others.

2:30 - 2:50
Sleep Technology Using Machine Learning to Improve Your Overall Health, Matteo Franceschetti , Co-founder and CEO, Eight
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This program will discuss the importance of sleep tracking and how technology and science works together to change sleep and improve overall well-being.
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Interview

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Matteo Franceschetti , Co-founder and CEO, Eight
Matteo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eight, the world's leading sleep enhancement company. Named one of the Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics by Fast Company, Eight is redesigning the traditional concept of a mattress, by developing cutting-edge AI and machine learning models to track bio signals during sleep with the goal of optimizing body recovery and rest. Eight has raised $27 million from leading Silicon Valley investors including Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator, and StartX, Stanford University's fund. Prior to Eight, Matteo co-founded and led GIR (acquired in 2014) and Global Investment (acquired 2011). Matteo has been Co-Chair at FWD.us and Mentor at Techstars, Microsoft Bizpark and the NYU Summer Launchpad Program. He is also a Member of the Forbes Technology Council. He graduated magna cum laude with a Law degree from University of Ferrara, and was a member of the Italian Bar Association while working as a lawyer in the finance practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, both part of the Magic Circle of British's elite law firms.
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Eight Sleep

Eight Sleep is an American technology company based in New York City that specializes in developing and manufacturing smart mattresses using data, design, science, and technology.

2:40 - 2:45
Smart Nora, Behrouz Hariri, CEO, Co-Founder, Smart Nora
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Product Demo

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Behrouz Hariri, CEO, Co-Founder, Smart Nora
Behrouz is the CEO and Co-founder of Smart Nora, the wellness startup whose debut product of the same name is the world's most comfortable, contact-free snoring solution, loved by thousands of couples worldwide. Behrouz has a deep passion for user experience, product strategy, and systems design.His expertise in Human Centered Design is a result of working in 7 countries on a wide range of projects including clinics, telemedicine systems, digital experiences, and accessible banking. Behrouz enjoys speaking and mentoring on product strategy, and facilitating sessions for experts from different fields to collaborate in new ways. On behalf of Smart Nora, as a new and innovative startup in the sleep space, Behrouz is dedicated to providing the public with engaging and practical information and is excited to share here at Sleep Show!
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Smart Nora

Smart Nora is the wellness startup that has improved sleep and relationships for tens of thousands of couples around the world. Our debut product is the world's most comfortable snoring solution and has been listed on Oprah’s Favorite Things.

2:50 - 2:55
Somnox Sleep Robot, Julian Jagtenberg, Founder of Somnox
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Product Demo

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Julian Jagtenberg, Founder of Somnox
Julian Jagtenberg is one of the founders of Somnox, a company that develops soft robotic companions for personal well-being. As an industrial design engineer that studied at the university of technology Delft and his passion for tech and entrepreneurship he is on a mission to bring the world impactful innovations.
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Somnox

Somnox is the world’s first sleep robot that works by using scientifically proven cognitive and simulated human breathing techniques to accelerate the process of falling asleep.

3:00 - 3:20
Struggling with CPAP? Are You a Candidate for Combination Therapy?, Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, Dentist at Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, MAGD, FICD
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How the use of an oral device can stabilize your mask and lower your air pressure. What CPAP is and how it works. Why patients can struggle with CPAP. What an oral device is and how it works. How a combination of the two can work better than a CPAP by itself.
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Chat

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Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, Dentist at Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, MAGD, FICD
Dr. Sue Ellen Richardson saves relationships and lives by reducing snoring and promoting healing, refreshing sleep. Dr. Richardson lectures to dentists and physicians on treating sleep apnea with oral devices.
3:00 - 3:15
How to Optimize Your Sleep Using a Sleep Tracker, Michael Grandner, PhD, Behavioral Sleep Specialist, Director of UA Sleep & Health Research Program, Director of Behavioral Sleep Clinic
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Sleep tracking technology has been well-validated for decades. More recent advances include additions of heart rate recording and other sensing methods. These approaches have strengths and limitations, which will be described. This talk will also address how to interpret information from trackers and use that information to improve sleep.
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SleepTalks®

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Michael Grandner, PhD, Behavioral Sleep Specialist, Director of UA Sleep & Health Research Program, Director of Behavioral Sleep Clinic
Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine in the UA College of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the UA College of Science and Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
3:15 - 3:30
How Banning the Phrase "I can't Sleep" Would Cure Insomnia, Chris Winter, MD, Neurologist, Sleep Specialist, and author
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We are doing a poor job of making the public and media aware of some simple facts about insomnia, and it is not only hindering how we treat it, but it is also taking emphasis awat from more serious sleep issues that involve hypersomnia.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

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Chris Winter, MD, Neurologist, Sleep Specialist, and author
Dr. Christopher Winter has practiced sleep medicine and neurology in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2004, but has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993. Currently he is the owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic and CNSM Consulting. Dr. Winter has a special focus on sleep and athletic performance. He works with numerous professional sports teams to help with their sleep, travel and performance. Teams include the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Capitals, Baltimore Ravens and well as the United States Women's soccer team. His expertise in sleep as it relates to health and fitness led to Dr. Winter is the Mens Health Magazine sleep advisor and regularly contributes to the publication and others. His debut book, The Sleep Solution, Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How To Fix It was named the best book on insomnia by New York Magazine.
3:30 - 3:45
Sleep Technology: Today and the Future, Harry Wang, MBA, Vice President of Strategy & Insights, Interpret LLC
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What can technology do to improve people’s life, and especially sleep? Although science discovers a lot about people’s sleep, sleep product innovations based on science and deep understanding of what people needs are driving adoption and satisfaction. Harry’s presentation will shed light on sleep innovation trends and how it will advance consumer education on sleep quality and drive positive behavioral changes that lead to better quality of life.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Harry Wang, MBA, Vice President of Strategy & Insights, Interpret LLC
Harry is a recognized thought leader in the digital health industry. His background in technology research and consulting, and over 15-years of coverage of health IT, wearables, chronic care management, virtual care, and digital therapeutics lend him both creditability and reputation as a digital health insider. Before he joined Interpret LLC, he spent 12 years at Parks Associates and was the founder of the companys digital health research program. He led the practice with syndicated market reports, consumer survey work, and custom consulting projects. He is also the architect of the companys Connect Health Summit, an executive conference dedicated to digital health innovations and disruptive business models. Harry is a frequent speaker at various health and wellness events such as HIMSS, World Health Congress, and Wearable Technology Show. He is also frequently quoted by digital health publications and mainstream newspapers on health and wellness related topics.
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Interpret, LLC

Interpret is a global consumer insights agency. We help companies at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment navigate the future.

3:30 - 3:35
SonicTonic App, John Groves, Founder, SonicTonic
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Product Demo

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John Groves, Founder, SonicTonic
Founder of SonicTonic; Composer, Music Producer; Sound Branding Consultant; Lecturer & Author.
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SonicTonic

SonicTonic is an e-Health app that uses therapeutic sound programs to positively influence the way we think, feel and act.

3:45 - 4:00
Interview with Dr. Michael Breus, Michael Breus, PhD, Psychologist/ Board Certified Sleep Specialist/ Speaker
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Interview

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Michael Breus, PhD, Psychologist/ Board Certified Sleep Specialist/ Speaker
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 168 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a regular contributor on the show (35+ times). Dr. Breus is the author of the new book The Power of When, (September 2016) his third book ( #1 at Amazon for Time Management and #1 in Happiness, #28 overall) which is a ground breaking bio-hacking book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your hidden biological chronotype. Dr. Breus gives the reader the exact perfect time to have sex, run, a mile, eat a cheeseburger, ask your boss for a raise and much more. His second book The Sleep Doctors Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (Rodale Books; May 2011), discusses the science and relationship between quality sleep and metabolism. His first book, GOOD NIGHT: The Sleep Doctors 4-WeekProgram to Better Sleep and Better Health (Dutton/Penguin), an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller, has been met with rave reviews and continues to change the lives of readers. Dr. Breus has supplied his expertise with both consulting and as a sleep educator (spokesperson) to brands such as Princess Cruise lines, Six Senses Hotel and Spa, Lighting Science Group, Advil PM, Breathe Rite, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Dong Energy (Denmark), Merck (Belsomra), and many more.
4:00 - 4:15
Personalized Temperature and Sleep: Data from Embr Wave , Sam Shames, Chief Operations Officer, Embr
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SleepTalks®

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Sam Shames, Chief Operations Officer, Embr
Sam is the Chief Operations Officer at Embr.
4:00 - 4:20
Buyer Beware: The Danger of Mattress Reviews, Mike Magnuson, MBA, Founder, GoodBed, Mark Quinn, CEO, Sibose, LLC; Sleep Geek
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Chat

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Mike Magnuson, MBA, Founder, GoodBed
Michael Magnuson is the founder and CEO of GoodBed.com. He started GoodBed in 2008 after a fatefully frustrating mattress shopping experience, through which he saw the need for an independent and personalized guide to help people find the perfect bed. Since then, he has become a passionate consumer advocate and leading champion for transparency in the mattress industry. While becoming a mattress expert was never part of his "life plan," he takes great joy in his ability to help people and reluctantly acknowledges that his 10+ years of experience in testing and studying mattresses, collecting feedback from hundreds of thousands of mattress owners, and designing information and software to guide mattress shoppers may in fact have made him the world's leading independent authority on the subject.
Mark Quinn, CEO, Sibose, LLC; Sleep Geek
https://spinkandedgarusa.com/ Mark Quinn is a co-founder, president and CEO of Sibose LLC, a luxury farm-to-bedroom mattress line produced with materials grown on the companys 300-acre farm in the countryside of Yorkshire, England. Prior to bringing Spink and Edgar to the United States, Mark was no stranger to the bedding industry. He previously held executive positions with several major bedding manufacturers including Sealy Mattress Co., Serta, Inc. and Leggett & Platt. Mark worked in marketing and business development with some of the top mattress retailers and bedding producers in the United States and created record breaking programs inside several distribution channels domestically and internationally including wholesale clubs, shop television, sleep shops, e-commerce retailers, department stores and furniture stores. Throughout the course of his career, he has designed several state-of-the-art products, which he holds patents for including the very first high-tech mattress featured at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that measured bio-metric feedback and quality of sleep. In addition, he played a critical role in the development and popularization of the hybrid category in the bedding industry. Backed by breakthrough sales and marketing programs, Marks innovative thinking and passion for sleep products has resulted in tremendous top and bottom line growth. Mark continues to push the industry as a thought leader through his successful blog Qs Views found at mquinn.com and is also the co-host of the Dos Marcos podcast found on Sleep-Geek.com. Mark is married to Bridget Quinn, lives in Joplin, Mo., and is the proud father of two teenagers.
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GoodBed

GoodBed.com makes it easier for consumers to choose the mattress that is right for them, and buy it from a trusted store at a great price. On GoodBed, mattress shoppers discover and evaluate available choices.

4:30 - 4:45
In Pursuit of Silence: Noise Reduction for Better Sleep, Poppy Szkiler, Founder, Quiet Mark
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Poppy Szkiler, Founder, Quiet Mark
Often in our stressful lives we're surrounded by a cacophony of sound we have no power to stop. Sometimes we're not aware of the detrimental impact unwanted noise is having upon us. With the rapid advancement of technology the problem is getting worse. If we don't collectively do something about this our ability to hear the subtle sounds around us will disappear and suffer the inevitable consequences on society's health. In 2011 Quiet Mark award programme launched to tackle the situation as the commercial trading partner supporting the work of UK's Noise Abatement Society charity. By rigorously assessing the quietest technology and solutions to unwanted noise the Quiet Mark award now helps consumers easily find the quietest products creating a demand for quieter technology and noise reduction solutions in our homes, work and outdoor living spaces. Quiet Mark initially sprang from the response to public complaints received by UK's Noise Abatement Societys 24/7 national noise help-line, concerning the volume of excessive noise made by household tools and appliances which invade the fabric of everyday life since grown to technical assessments of over 45 categories of product design across global markets. Quiet Mark brings the answer with a universal symbol and system of support for consumers and industry alike to transform of the aural environment together for the benefit of all and the generations to come.
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Quiet Mark

Quiet Mark is the international approval award programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation. It encourages companies worldwide to prioritise noise reduction within the design of everyday machines and appliances, and

4:30 - 4:45
Sleeping Pills: How They Work, David Neubauer, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Science & Tech Stage More Details
We’ve known for years that achieving wellness requires adequate sleep and healthy eating. It turns out that both are related through our 24-hour biological rhythm (circadian clock). When we eat influences our circadian system, which in turn affects how we metabolize food at different times of the day and night.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
David Neubauer, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Neubauer is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and he is a member of the Sleep Research Society. He is the author of the Understanding Sleeplessness: Perspective on Insomnia published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. He also has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on sleep related topics. He coauthored the 2017 American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia in Adults. Dr. Neubauer was appointed by the American Psychiatric Association as liaison to the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Time Recommendations project. Whenever possible he champions the importance of good sleep as key component in the pursuit of wellness.
4:45 - 5:15
Sweet Dreams: New Ideas for Better, Safer, Baby Sleep, Harvey Karp, MD, CEO, Happiest Baby
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

Keynote

Speakers
Harvey Karp, MD, CEO, Happiest Baby
Dr. Harvey Karp is a world-renown pediatrician and child development expert. He is founder of Happiest Baby, a mission-based technology company. His Happiest Baby/Happiest Toddler series have helped millions of families around the world, and educators in 20 nations teach Dr. Karp's landmark 5 Ss method for soothing babies. In 2016, he debuted SNOO, a smart bassinet that responds to fussing with increasing levels of womb-like rhythm and sound, quickly calming cries and boosting sleep. SNOO is the only bed that secures babies safely on the back, making it the safest baby bed ever made. His newest parenting solution is Sleepea, the 5-second swaddle. Every detail was designed with baby safety and parent sanity in mind. Made with 100% organic cotton, its good for baby and the planet!
Exhibitor
Happiest Baby

Happiest Baby SNOO, the safest and smartest baby bed and 5-second swaddle, 5 S's and baby sleep advice, and toddler tips brought to you by Dr. Harvey Karp.

5:15 - 5:30
Hypersomnias, Richard K. Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, CMO, Director, SleepMed, Inc
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Richard K. Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, CMO, Director, SleepMed, Inc
Dr. Bogan is the President of Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC. He is serving as Chief Medical Officer of SleepMed, Inc., the largest sleep diagnostic company in the United States. He is also Associate Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Bogan received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wofford College and his MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He served his internship and residency as well as was Chief Medical Resident at the University of Alabama Hospital and Clinics in Birmingham. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship and assistant professorship in the Pulmonary Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He has been certified by the American boards of Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Diseases. Dr. Bogan has served as principal investigator on numerous clinical trials in the past and continues to do so now. He has a variety of publications and research interests that focus on topics such as narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder, restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia and circadian rhythm abnormality.
5:15 - 5:30
Sleep on it! The Neuroscience of Sleep and Dreams, Rebecca Spencer, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Main Stage More Details
A basic understanding of brain areas that are active during sleep will allow audience members to better appreciate sleep function but also an understanding of how these functions could be enhanced with sleep health interventions.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Rebecca Spencer, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Rebecca Spencer is an Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and director of the Somneuro Lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Spencer earned a PhD in neuroscience at Purdue University and subsequently trained at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Spencers research examines sleeps function across the lifespan. In particular, her research points to changes in sleep with development and aging and how these changes influence waking cognitive function. Her research is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
10:15 - 10:20
Coolist, Steven Wu, President, Coolist Sleep Technology
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

Product Demo

Speakers
Steven Wu, President, Coolist Sleep Technology
Coolist has developed a patent registered memory foam unlike anything on the market today. We are the creators of the first and only USDA, EU, JAPAN certified bio based material ever to be used in memory foam products. Unlike the composition of mainstream memory foam, Coolist memory foam is naturally heat dissipating, temperature independent, breathable, and biodegradable - making it one of the safest and greenest sleep products on the market. www.coolist.com
10:15 - 10:45
Recovery During Sleep, Siri Lindley, World Champion Triathlete; High Performance Coach & Author, Bryant Looper, MBA, Senior Vice President Sales at ReST
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

Other

Speakers
Siri Lindley, World Champion Triathlete; High Performance Coach & Author
Siri Lindley is an American triathlon coach and former professional triathlete. She is the 2001 ITU Triathlon World Champion as well as the winner of the 2001 and 2002 ITU Triathlon World Cup series and 2001 ITU Aquathlon World Championships.
Bryant Looper, MBA, Senior Vice President Sales at ReST
Responsive Surface Technology (ReST) is a new sleep technology company who is perfecting the sleep experience. Our vision is to positively impact one-third of a persons day. We are the only company with an integrated solution to track sleep data.
Exhibitor
ReST (Responsive Surface Technology, LLC)

ReST Bed™: the only truly smart bed. The ReST Bed™ incorporates our patented smart fabric, which senses changes in pressure and interacts with the mattress in order to automatically respond to the sleeper’s comfort and support needs.

10:30 - 10:45
How to Use Light to Improve Your Sleep, David Neubauer, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Our sleep-wake cycles are strongly influenced by our exposure to the day-night cycle. Both light and darkness have important roles related to our biological clocks and affect when we feel sleepy or alert, when we go to bed, and when we are able to fall asleep.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
David Neubauer, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Neubauer is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and he is a member of the Sleep Research Society. He is the author of the Understanding Sleeplessness: Perspective on Insomnia published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. He also has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on sleep related topics. He coauthored the 2017 American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia in Adults. Dr. Neubauer was appointed by the American Psychiatric Association as liaison to the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Time Recommendations project. Whenever possible he champions the importance of good sleep as key component in the pursuit of wellness.
10:30 - 10:45
Why People Snore & What You Can & Cannot Do About It, Jordan Stern, MD, CEO and Founder, BlueSleep
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Jordan Stern, MD, CEO and Founder, BlueSleep
Jordan Stern MD is a New York Times Best Selling author, and award winning Head and Neck surgeon and sleep specialist. He is the CEO and founder of BlueSleep, a digital healthcare company providing diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea through telemedicine and cutting edge technologies. "Sleep apnea is the disease of the century," says Dr. Stern, and poor sleep and undiagnosed sleep apnea account for an economic burden of over $400 billion a year to the US alone. The current medical establishment has failed to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, and BlueSleep is changing the way sleep apnea is diagnosed and treated by removing the roadblocks in the patients journey from poor sleep to better health. Dr. Stern is a founding member of the Sleep Technology Council of the National Sleep Foundation. Over the past 25 years, he has held leadership positions in New York City Teaching Hospitals as director of head and neck surgery, and has published extensively in the medical and lay press on head and neck cancer and sleep disorders. He is also a frequent speaker at medical and digital healthcare conferences. Dr. Stern received an MD degree from George Washington University, and a BS from Columbia University.
Exhibitor
BlueSleep

Diagnosis and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea; Home Sleep Testing, Oral Appliance Therapy; CPAP

10:45 - 11:00
Sleep and Relationships, Wendy Troxel, PhD, Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation
Main Stage More Details
A sleep researcher and clinician who specializes in couples and sleep will explain the links between healthy sleep and better relationships. Dr. Wendy Troxel will pull back the sheets on what happens when couples sleep together. She will cover the science behind our desire to share a bed, and why some loving couples are choosing to sleep apart. You’ll learn why sleep loss can affect your relationships and how couples can learn to negotiate the night to find the sleeping strategy that works best for them.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Wendy Troxel, PhD, Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation
Dr. Wendy Troxels is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation and a licensed clinical psychologist internationally recognized for her work on couples and sleep.
11:00 - 11:15
Timeshifting- Jet Lag is History, Mickey Beyer-Clausen, CEO, Timeshifter
Science & Tech Stage More Details
This session will focus on the current state of the travel industry, the costs of jet lag, the science that’s been overlooked and who the first timeshifters were! Then break down how Timeshifter works, how is jet lag changing in the next 5 years and the future of travel.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Mickey Beyer-Clausen, CEO, Timeshifter
Mickey Beyer-Clausen is a Danish-born, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, based in New York. Mickey Beyer-Clausen was one of the first Internet pioneers and today he is building companies around innovations that have the potential to improve the human or planetary condition.
Exhibitor
Timeshifter

Timeshifter is a jet lag app developed with world-renowned scientists, based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience.

11:00 - 11:15
Behaviors and Beliefs to Nurture Your Sleep, Motty Varghese, MD
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Maladaptive behaviors and anxiety associated to sleep are the 2 main disruptors of normal sleep patterns. Optimizing behaviors associated to sleep and addressing the anxiety related to the beliefs one keep about sleep can help to reclaim normal sleep. The talk aim to address the above factors in a very capsulated and easy to understand manner with apt analogies.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Motty Varghese, MD
Motty Varghese is a Registered Sleep Technologist (Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists in the USA) and enjoyed a long career in sleep diagnostics. Mr Varghese is also very passionate about Behavioural Sleep Medicine and completed training programme in CBTi in Circadian and neuroscience Institute in Oxford and also holds a Mini fellowship in Behavioural Sleep Medicine from Perelman School of Medicine under University of Pennsylvania. Motty worked as a Senior Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist in Dublin, Ireland for 15 years and has presented in national and international conferences. He now dedicates his time to Sleep Therapy Clinic as a Behavioural Sleep therapist where he attends to individuals with behavioural sleep issues and Insomnia.
Exhibitor
Sleep Therapy Clinic

11:15 - 11:30
From ATARI to Adaptive Sound, Sam Nicolino, President & CEO at Adaptive Sound Technologies
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Sam Nicolino, President & CEO at Adaptive Sound Technologies
Sam Nicolino founded Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), a leading sleep technology company based in Silicon Valley, where he serves as president and CEO. ASTI sound machines are the go-to sleep aid for the millions of people who have trouble falling and staying asleep. They feature naturally recorded, non-looping sound stories to help people achieve the best nights sleep theyve ever had. Prior to ASTI, Nicolino co-founded AppNet Inc., which was acquired by NVIDIA in 2001, and also worked at leading Silicon Valley companies including Intel, ATARI, Silicon Compilers, and National Semiconductor Corporation. Nicolino earned his masters and bachelors degrees from Iowa State University.
Exhibitor
ASTI (Adaptive Sound Technology, Inc).

With advanced sound generation technologies and functional innovation, ASTI has developed the only truly non-looping, digital sleep sound machines on the planet.

11:30 - 12:00
Sweet Dreams: New Ideas for Better, Safer, Baby Sleep, Harvey Karp, MD, CEO, Happiest Baby
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

Keynote

Speakers
Harvey Karp, MD, CEO, Happiest Baby
Dr. Harvey Karp is a world-renown pediatrician and child development expert. He is founder of Happiest Baby, a mission-based technology company. His Happiest Baby/Happiest Toddler series have helped millions of families around the world, and educators in 20 nations teach Dr. Karp's landmark 5 Ss method for soothing babies. In 2016, he debuted SNOO, a smart bassinet that responds to fussing with increasing levels of womb-like rhythm and sound, quickly calming cries and boosting sleep. SNOO is the only bed that secures babies safely on the back, making it the safest baby bed ever made. His newest parenting solution is Sleepea, the 5-second swaddle. Every detail was designed with baby safety and parent sanity in mind. Made with 100% organic cotton, its good for baby and the planet!
Exhibitor
Happiest Baby

Happiest Baby SNOO, the safest and smartest baby bed and 5-second swaddle, 5 S's and baby sleep advice, and toddler tips brought to you by Dr. Harvey Karp.

12:00 - 12:15
Light and Your Sleep, Charles Czeisler, MD, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Charles Czeisler, MD, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Charles A. Czeisler is an American physician and sleep researcher. He is a researcher and author in the fields of both circadian rhythms and sleep medicine.
12:15 - 12:30
Sleep and Aging: Growing Old Does Not Mean Sleeping Poorly, Michael Vitiello, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Gerontology and Geriatrics, and Biobehavioral Nursing, UW, Seattle
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Michael Vitiello, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Gerontology and Geriatrics, and Biobehavioral Nursing, UW, Seattle
Michael V. Vitiello, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle. He is an internationally recognized expert in sleep, circadian rhythms and sleep disorders in aging.
12:30 - 12:45
Sleep Health Timing, Till Roenneberg, PhD, Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Till Roenneberg, PhD, Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
12:45 - 1:00
How Much Sleep is Enough?, Elizabeth Klerman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Physician, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Elizabeth Klerman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Physician, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology
Dr. Klerman is Director of the Analytic Modeling Unit within the Division of Sleep Medicine at BWH. She collaborates with investigators from other Divisions to apply the principles of circadian rhythms research to the study of human physiology and pathophysiology. Members of the Analytic and Modeling Unit systematically and mathematically explore many aspects of the sleep and circadian rhythms. The results have implications for the design and analysis of future circadian experiments as well as reinterpretation of earlier studies.
1:00 - 1:20
SleepTech® Award Pitches- Round 1, Group 1, SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
Main Stage More Details
SleepTech companies will pitch their product in front on NSF's panel of judges.
Session Type

SleepTech® Award Pitches

Speakers
SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
1:00 - 1:20
SleepTech®  Award Pitches- Round 1, Group1, SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
SleepTech companies will pitch their product in front on NSF's panel of judges.
Session Type

SleepTech® Award Pitches

Speakers
SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
1:00 - 1:20
Snoring- How to Manage!, Behrouz Hariri, CEO, Co-Founder, Smart Nora, James MacFarlane, PhD, Director of Education, Medsleep
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

Chat

Speakers
Behrouz Hariri, CEO, Co-Founder, Smart Nora
Behrouz is the CEO and Co-founder of Smart Nora, the wellness startup whose debut product of the same name is the world's most comfortable, contact-free snoring solution, loved by thousands of couples worldwide. Behrouz has a deep passion for user experience, product strategy, and systems design.His expertise in Human Centered Design is a result of working in 7 countries on a wide range of projects including clinics, telemedicine systems, digital experiences, and accessible banking. Behrouz enjoys speaking and mentoring on product strategy, and facilitating sessions for experts from different fields to collaborate in new ways. On behalf of Smart Nora, as a new and innovative startup in the sleep space, Behrouz is dedicated to providing the public with engaging and practical information and is excited to share here at Sleep Show!
James MacFarlane, PhD, Director of Education, Medsleep
James MacFarlane is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was granted his doctorate from McMaster University Medical Centre for his work in neuropharmacology and began his sleep medicine career at the University Health Network in Toronto in 1990. He was previously a Research Associate in the Department of Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and continues as a consultant at the MedSleep Network of Clinics. He has served many consecutive terms on the Board of the Canadian Sleep Society. He has also been actively involved in establishing sleep medicine standards with both the Canadian Sleep Society and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. MacFarlane has developed innovative sleep educational programs for sleep technologists, medical students and physicians.
Exhibitor
Smart Nora

Smart Nora is the wellness startup that has improved sleep and relationships for tens of thousands of couples around the world. Our debut product is the world's most comfortable snoring solution and has been listed on Oprah’s Favorite Things.

1:15 - 1:20
Baby Shusher, Charlotte Wenham, Co-founder, Baby Shusher
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

Product Demo

Speakers
Charlotte Wenham, Co-founder, Baby Shusher
Charlotte Wenham is the co-founder of pNeo, a Dallas-based business accelerator. pNeos grass roots are in product design and consulting. By bridging the gap between products and consumers, pNeo has a solid reputation for high quality, innovative products that serve a real-world purpose. Charlotte's professional life began as an ER nurse, working in the busiest ER in Australia. She has channeled this experience into to making each day better for her community and this guides her decisions. pNeo specializes in juvenile and consumer healthcare products, drawing on the teams real-world understanding as parents and healthcare professionals. Charlotte's passion and drive spills over to her personal life. She actively seeks new experiences and ideas. To this end, you will frequently find her immersed in a book, or challenging herself by jumping out of planes.
Exhibitor
Baby Shusher/ pNeo LLC

pNeo is a business accelerator that invests in and drives unique company brands, focusing on the baby and healthcare markets.

1:30 - 2:00
Sleep and Space, Mickey Beyer-Clausen, CEO, Timeshifter
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

Keynote

Speakers
Mickey Beyer-Clausen, CEO, Timeshifter
Mickey Beyer-Clausen is a Danish-born, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, based in New York. Mickey Beyer-Clausen was one of the first Internet pioneers and today he is building companies around innovations that have the potential to improve the human or planetary condition.
Exhibitor
Timeshifter

Timeshifter is a jet lag app developed with world-renowned scientists, based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience.

1:45 - 2:00
Now I have My Sleep Data, So What?, Roy Raymann, PhD, Vice President, SleepScore Labs
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Roy Raymann, PhD, Vice President, SleepScore Labs
Roy Raymann, is a passionate researcher and a product driven thought leader in the field of sleep. He spent more than a decade in academia studying sleep at the Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences, before joining the private sector. His recent experience includes leading the sleep related health efforts at Apple (Night Shift, Bedtime, Health- & Research- Kit) and serving as a Sleep Thought Leader of the consumer sleep division at Philips Research where he founded the Sleep Experience Lab. At SleepScore Labs he is heading the collaborations with industry, academia and clinics, leading the scientific advisory board and oversees the scientific rigor of the SleepScore Brand. Dr. Raymann holds a PhD in Life Sciences from Vrije University Amsterdam. His research and post-doctoral work spans almost 25 years and encompasses multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, speaking events and patents. Since 2018 he serves the Consumer Technology Association Workgroup on Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices, defining the standards for consumer sleep technologies.
Exhibitor
SleepScore Labs

We're the sleep company changing the world by changing the way you sleep. Good days start with good nights and we're here to help you become your best self each and every day.

1:45 - 2:00
Sleeping and Eating: Is there a Connection?, David Neubauer, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
We’ve known for years that achieving wellness requires adequate sleep and healthy eating. It turns out that both are related through our 24-hour biological rhythm (circadian clock). When we eat influences our circadian system, which in turn affects how we metabolize food at different times of the day and night.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
David Neubauer, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Neubauer is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and he is a member of the Sleep Research Society. He is the author of the Understanding Sleeplessness: Perspective on Insomnia published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. He also has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on sleep related topics. He coauthored the 2017 American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Insomnia in Adults. Dr. Neubauer was appointed by the American Psychiatric Association as liaison to the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Time Recommendations project. Whenever possible he champions the importance of good sleep as key component in the pursuit of wellness.
2:00 - 2:20
SleepTech® Award Pitches- Round 1, Group 2, SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
Main Stage More Details
SleepTech companies will pitch their product in front on NSF's panel of judges.
Session Type

SleepTech® Award Pitches

Speakers
SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
2:00 - 2:15
Sleep Sound for Sound Sleep:How Healing Soundscapes Can Replace Sleeping Pills, John Groves, Founder, SonicTonic
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
John Groves, Founder, SonicTonic
Founder of SonicTonic; Composer, Music Producer; Sound Branding Consultant; Lecturer & Author.
Exhibitor
SonicTonic

SonicTonic is an e-Health app that uses therapeutic sound programs to positively influence the way we think, feel and act.

2:00 - 2:15
Better Sleep for Better Health, Gerard Jacob, MBA, Founder, PeakBrain
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
The Brain controls & influences sleep - with the right knowledge and techniques, we can now apply the latest neuroscience to improve sleep and resolve sleep disturbances.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Gerard Jacob, MBA, Founder, PeakBrain
Specialties: Brain Health and Performance, Neurocognitive Services, Health and Wellness Networks; Medical Services; Physician Practice Startup, Management and Expansion; Healthcare Financing & Acquisitions; Sleep Medicine Services, Strategic Consulting and Service Sourcing, Practice Valuation and Acquisitions, Startups, Startup Incubators, Nonprofit Management, Social Ventures, Venture Capital.
Exhibitor
PeakBrain

We provide advanced brain assessment and training solutions, including neurofeedback and biofeedback, combined with personalized coaching, to help individuals achieve peak performance and resolve a wide variety of conditions through improved brain re

2:30 - 2:45
The Future of Sleep: Bedroom 2025, Julian Jagtenberg, Founder of Somnox
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Julian Jagtenberg, Founder of Somnox
Julian Jagtenberg is one of the founders of Somnox, a company that develops soft robotic companions for personal well-being. As an industrial design engineer that studied at the university of technology Delft and his passion for tech and entrepreneurship he is on a mission to bring the world impactful innovations.
Exhibitor
Somnox

Somnox is the world’s first sleep robot that works by using scientifically proven cognitive and simulated human breathing techniques to accelerate the process of falling asleep.

2:30 - 2:45
Building a Positive Relationship with Sleep, Soda Kuczkowski, Founder & CEO, Start with Sleep
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
How well do you really sleep? When it comes to sleep, it is not just the quantity that matters but the quality.The keys to a good night sleep? Evaluation our waking hours. This talk will discuss how to craft a schedule that supports our ability to embrace the night.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Soda Kuczkowski, Founder & CEO, Start with Sleep
Soda Kuczkowski has passionately worked in the field of sleep medicine and sleep health education as a diagnostic sleep consultant for the past 12 years. She is certified in maternity, child and adult sleep consulting and coaching through IMPHI.
2:30 - 2:50
Sleeping Your Way to the Top as a Business Traveler, Bryan Paul Buckley, Business Travel Performance Expert, Terry Cralle, RN, Clinical Sleep Educator, Certified in Clinical Sleep Health, Speaker, Sleep Health Programs, Workshops and Consulting
Main Stage More Details
Most business travelers dramatically under-utilize the most effective performance enhancer available to us while traveling. But what if we learned to leverage sufficient sleep to positively impact every aspect of our business travel? It all comes down to one problem, one question, and one solution.
Session Type

Chat

Speakers
Bryan Paul Buckley, Business Travel Performance Expert
Business Travel Performance Expert / M2M IoT Expert / Author / Speaker / Road Warrior I help business travelers to transform their work, health, and home life while on the road. I provide online courses, on-site workshops, executive coaching, and writing to educate, challenge, and motivate.
Terry Cralle, RN, Clinical Sleep Educator, Certified in Clinical Sleep Health, Speaker, Sleep Health Programs, Workshops and Consulting
Terry is a registered nurse and clinical sleep educator from Washington, DC. She is the coauthor of Sleeping Your Way to the Top and Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle.
Exhibitor
Elite Road Warrior

Become An Elite Road Warrior and master the business travel life.

2:45 - 3:00
5 Best Ways to Ensure Your Child is Getting Great Sleep to Live Their Best Life , Mark Quinn, CEO, Sibose, LLC; Sleep Geek
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
We don't teach kids, or their parents, for that matter, about the importance of sleep. What should parents know and why?
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Mark Quinn, CEO, Sibose, LLC; Sleep Geek
https://spinkandedgarusa.com/ Mark Quinn is a co-founder, president and CEO of Sibose LLC, a luxury farm-to-bedroom mattress line produced with materials grown on the companys 300-acre farm in the countryside of Yorkshire, England. Prior to bringing Spink and Edgar to the United States, Mark was no stranger to the bedding industry. He previously held executive positions with several major bedding manufacturers including Sealy Mattress Co., Serta, Inc. and Leggett & Platt. Mark worked in marketing and business development with some of the top mattress retailers and bedding producers in the United States and created record breaking programs inside several distribution channels domestically and internationally including wholesale clubs, shop television, sleep shops, e-commerce retailers, department stores and furniture stores. Throughout the course of his career, he has designed several state-of-the-art products, which he holds patents for including the very first high-tech mattress featured at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that measured bio-metric feedback and quality of sleep. In addition, he played a critical role in the development and popularization of the hybrid category in the bedding industry. Backed by breakthrough sales and marketing programs, Marks innovative thinking and passion for sleep products has resulted in tremendous top and bottom line growth. Mark continues to push the industry as a thought leader through his successful blog Qs Views found at mquinn.com and is also the co-host of the Dos Marcos podcast found on Sleep-Geek.com. Mark is married to Bridget Quinn, lives in Joplin, Mo., and is the proud father of two teenagers.
Exhibitor
Sleep Geek

3:00 - 3:15
Teen Sleep, Helene Emsellem, MD, Medical Director, Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Helene Emsellem, MD, Medical Director, Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders
Helene A. Emsellem, MD is a nationally known sleep expert and the mother of three daughters, Elyssa a recent graduate of University of Pennsylvania, who contributed a teen perspective to Snooze or Lose!, Monique, a recent Muhlenberg College graduate, and Stella, a recent Connecticut College graduate, currently at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa. As a physician and mother Dr. Emsellem understands on a personal and a scientific level, how sleep deprivation adversely affects teen health, learning, mood, and performance-and how those negative effects impact family life as well. To help teens understand the importance of sleep, and to empower them to own and improve their sleep-wake habits and schedules, Dr. Emsellem has written Snoozeor Lose! She has also developed an outreach program to educate adolescents, parents, teachers, administrators and legislators on the importance of sleep in adolescence and the benefits of making changes in the middle and high school start times. She speaks directly to middle and high school students across the country through her engaging and down-to-earth presentation Sleep-Why Bother? She also advises parents on the best ways to encourage good teen sleep patterns and is a strong advocate for changes in high school start times to allow teens to excel academically and thrive socially.
3:00 - 3:30
The Importance of Waking Well, C. Brendan Montano, MD , Director, Principal Investigator CT Clinical Research; Founder, Adult ADHD Center of CT, David Sheehan, MD, MBA, University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Session Type

Chat

Speakers
C. Brendan Montano, MD , Director, Principal Investigator CT Clinical Research; Founder, Adult ADHD Center of CT
C Brendan Montano, MD, is Director and Principal Investigator at CT Clinical Research and the Founder of the Adult ADHD Center of CT. He is also a primary care physician with special interest in Psychiatry in private practice in Cromwell, Connecticut. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
David Sheehan, MD, MBA, University of South Florida College of Medicine
David V. Sheehan, M.D., M.B.A. is a distinguished University Health Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He was Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychiatric Research and Director of the Depression and Anxiety Disorders Research Institute at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Sheehan was born and educated in Ireland. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. At Harvard Medical School, where he was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, he was on the full-time faculty for 12 1/2 years. He was the Director of Anxiety Research and Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his MBA (summa cum laude) from the University of South Florida. He served as Director of Psychiatric Research for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine from 1985-2007. He has written over 550 abstracts and 300 publications including a bestseller The Anxiety Disease (which sold over a million copies). He has edited / served on the editorial board of 9 books/monographs. Cumulatively, his publications have been cited over 30,200 times. One of his scientific publications has been identified in Essential Science Indicators as a Current Classic on 3 separate occasions and as the paper with the greatest absolute increase in citations in the fields of psychiatry and psychology in the last decade (1999-2009). He has been awarded over $20 million for 130 research grants.
3:00 - 3:05
LectroSound, Sam Nicolino, President & CEO at Adaptive Sound Technologies
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Product Demo

Speakers
Sam Nicolino, President & CEO at Adaptive Sound Technologies
Sam Nicolino founded Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), a leading sleep technology company based in Silicon Valley, where he serves as president and CEO. ASTI sound machines are the go-to sleep aid for the millions of people who have trouble falling and staying asleep. They feature naturally recorded, non-looping sound stories to help people achieve the best nights sleep theyve ever had. Prior to ASTI, Nicolino co-founded AppNet Inc., which was acquired by NVIDIA in 2001, and also worked at leading Silicon Valley companies including Intel, ATARI, Silicon Compilers, and National Semiconductor Corporation. Nicolino earned his masters and bachelors degrees from Iowa State University.
Exhibitor
ASTI (Adaptive Sound Technology, Inc).

With advanced sound generation technologies and functional innovation, ASTI has developed the only truly non-looping, digital sleep sound machines on the planet.

3:10 - 3:15
Philips Smartsleep, Cheryl Needham, Clinical Marketing Manager, Philips Respironics
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Session Type

Product Demo

Speakers
Cheryl Needham, Clinical Marketing Manager, Philips Respironics
Associations: Product Strategy Network American Marketing Assoc American Association of Respiratory Care American Thoracic Society American Association of Sleep Technician European Respiratory Society
Exhibitor
Philips

Philips is on a mission to make better sleep a reality for everyone. For 35 years, weve developed revolutionary sleep products rooted in clinical evidence and data-driven insights, making us the proud leader in sleep innovation.

3:15 - 3:20
SleepPhones Effortless, Amanda Austin , Digital Marketing, AccousticSheep, LLC
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Session Type

Product Demo

Speakers
Amanda Austin , Digital Marketing, AccousticSheep, LLC
Acoustic Sheep is an American producer of audio headphones. The company manufactures SleepPhones, a sleep aid headphone, and RunPhones, a breathable headband with built in headphones designed to not fall out.
Exhibitor
AcousticSheep LLC

AcousticSheep LLC creates a world of happy, healthy, well-rested people with our comfortable SleepPhones® headphones, allowing for easy sleep and enjoyable exercise.

3:20 - 3:25
Inspire Sleep Therapy , Heather Gilbert, Marketing Associate II at Inspire Medical Systems
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Session Type

Product Demo

Speakers
Heather Gilbert, Marketing Associate II at Inspire Medical Systems
I am an outgoing marketing professional at Inspire Medical Systems with experience in a variety of strategies including digital marketing, direct marketing, brand identification and social media. I create meaningful content that potential patients access via our website, printed brochures and social media channels to self-educate and ultimately contact a doctor near them. I am passionate about educating patients who feel as if they are out of options to treat their sleep apnea. Its motivating to hear how our product has drastically improved, and ultimately saved, lives across the world.
Exhibitor
Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.

We have developed the first and only FDA-approved device that provides a safe and effective treatment for moderate to severe OSA without the use of a mask or hose.

3:30 - 3:50
SleepTech® Award Pitches- Round 1, Group 3, SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
Main Stage More Details
SleepTech companies will pitch their product in front on NSF's panel of judges.
Session Type

SleepTech® Award Pitches

Speakers
SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
3:30 - 3:45
Sleep and Self-Hypnosis, Georgios Sakkas, PhD, University of St. Mark and St. John
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
A short introduction about hypnosis and self hypnosis, and a tips on how patients can help themselves to reduce stress and worries before sleep. A short example using self hypnosis will be introduced as an experiential workshop.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Georgios Sakkas, PhD, University of St. Mark and St. John
Giorgos (Yorgos) Sakkas is a Professor in Health Sciences at the University of Thessaly in Greece and visiting Professor in Plymouth Marjon University in the UK . He is a clinical interdisciplinary researcher specialized in non-pharmacological interventions for improving chronic diseases patients' quality of life and improving overall health status. His research combines physiological and psychological approaches for tackling modern medicines’ issues. He is a sleep expert specialized in patients with neurological disorders. He completed his PhD at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK and worked as Clinical Researcher at the University of California San Francisco for many years. He studied Clinical Hypnotherapy at Birmingham City University and is an accredited Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist in England and Greece.
3:45 - 4:00
Using Sleep to Enhance Mental & Physical Performance, Michael Grandner, PhD, Behavioral Sleep Specialist, Director of UA Sleep & Health Research Program, Director of Behavioral Sleep Clinic, Georgios Sakkas, PhD, University of St. Mark and St. John
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Sleep impacts aspects of physical functioning, including cardiovascular, metabolic, and immune systems, as well as diet, exercise, and physical ability. It also impacts areas of mental function including focus and attention, memory, decision making, and productivity/efficiency. Finally, it will address how these two areas overlap and interact with each other.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Michael Grandner, PhD, Behavioral Sleep Specialist, Director of UA Sleep & Health Research Program, Director of Behavioral Sleep Clinic
Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine in the UA College of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the UA College of Science and Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Georgios Sakkas, PhD, University of St. Mark and St. John
Giorgos (Yorgos) Sakkas is a Professor in Health Sciences at the University of Thessaly in Greece and visiting Professor in Plymouth Marjon University in the UK . He is a clinical interdisciplinary researcher specialized in non-pharmacological interventions for improving chronic diseases patients' quality of life and improving overall health status. His research combines physiological and psychological approaches for tackling modern medicines’ issues. He is a sleep expert specialized in patients with neurological disorders. He completed his PhD at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK and worked as Clinical Researcher at the University of California San Francisco for many years. He studied Clinical Hypnotherapy at Birmingham City University and is an accredited Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist in England and Greece.
4:00 - 4:45
Devin & Evan Play Fortnite 'Til 11: Teaching Children the Importance of Sleep, Whitney Roban, PhD, Founder of SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ and SLEEP WELL/WORK WELL
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Whitney Roban, PhD, Founder of SLEEP-EEZ KIDZ and SLEEP WELL/WORK WELL
Author, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine.Devin & Evan Sleep Sleep from 8-7; Devin & Evan Play Fortnite till 11.
4:00 - 4:30
24 Hour Fitness Yoga Session, 24 Hour Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness is the perfect gym for people who want it all: the best fitness classes, premium gym amenities and much more
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

24 Hour Fitness Yoga Session

Speakers
24 Hour Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness is the perfect gym for people who want it all: the best fitness classes, premium gym amenities and much more
24 Hour Fitness is a privately owned and operated fitness center chain headquartered in San Ramon, California. It is the world's largest fitness chain based on memberships and the second in number of clubs, operating 420 clubs in 13 U.S. states with four million clients.
Exhibitor
24 Hour Fitness

24 Hour Fitness is the perfect gym for people who want it all: the best fitness classes, premium gym amenities and much more.

4:00 - 4:20
A Modern Approach to Solve an Old Problem, Sam Nicolino, President & CEO at Adaptive Sound Technologies, Rafael Pelayo, MD, Faculty at Stanford University Sleep Medicine and sleep consultant
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

Chat

Speakers
Sam Nicolino, President & CEO at Adaptive Sound Technologies
Sam Nicolino founded Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. (ASTI), a leading sleep technology company based in Silicon Valley, where he serves as president and CEO. ASTI sound machines are the go-to sleep aid for the millions of people who have trouble falling and staying asleep. They feature naturally recorded, non-looping sound stories to help people achieve the best nights sleep theyve ever had. Prior to ASTI, Nicolino co-founded AppNet Inc., which was acquired by NVIDIA in 2001, and also worked at leading Silicon Valley companies including Intel, ATARI, Silicon Compilers, and National Semiconductor Corporation. Nicolino earned his masters and bachelors degrees from Iowa State University.
Rafael Pelayo, MD, Faculty at Stanford University Sleep Medicine and sleep consultant
Dr. Rafael Pelayo is a sleep specialist at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center.
Exhibitor
ASTI (Adaptive Sound Technology, Inc).

With advanced sound generation technologies and functional innovation, ASTI has developed the only truly non-looping, digital sleep sound machines on the planet.

4:30 - 4:45
Hypersomnias, Richard K. Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, CMO, Director, SleepMed, Inc
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Richard K. Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, CMO, Director, SleepMed, Inc
Dr. Bogan is the President of Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC. He is serving as Chief Medical Officer of SleepMed, Inc., the largest sleep diagnostic company in the United States. He is also Associate Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Bogan received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wofford College and his MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He served his internship and residency as well as was Chief Medical Resident at the University of Alabama Hospital and Clinics in Birmingham. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship and assistant professorship in the Pulmonary Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He has been certified by the American boards of Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Diseases. Dr. Bogan has served as principal investigator on numerous clinical trials in the past and continues to do so now. He has a variety of publications and research interests that focus on topics such as narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder, restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia and circadian rhythm abnormality.
4:30 - 4:45
From Wakefulness to Mindfulness: Turning Your Phone into a Sleep Aid, William Fowler, Editorial Director, Sleep at Headspace Inc.
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
William Fowler, Editorial Director, Sleep at Headspace Inc.
Writer, creative director, helpful person to have around. I left advertising to work in tech. It's been great!
Exhibitor
Headspace

Headspace uses a series of cartoons to illustrate meditation principles. It does this through a smartphone app full of "guided meditations" audio sessions where one of the company's co-creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation. Hea

4:45 - 5:00
Live Meditation with Headspace, William Fowler, Editorial Director, Sleep at Headspace Inc.
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

Other

Speakers
William Fowler, Editorial Director, Sleep at Headspace Inc.
Writer, creative director, helpful person to have around. I left advertising to work in tech. It's been great!
Exhibitor
Headspace

Headspace uses a series of cartoons to illustrate meditation principles. It does this through a smartphone app full of "guided meditations" audio sessions where one of the company's co-creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation. Hea

5:00 - 5:15
5 Ways You Don’t Know You’re Being Duped When Buying A Mattress, Mike Magnuson, MBA, Founder, GoodBed
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Mike Magnuson, MBA, Founder, GoodBed
Michael Magnuson is the founder and CEO of GoodBed.com. He started GoodBed in 2008 after a fatefully frustrating mattress shopping experience, through which he saw the need for an independent and personalized guide to help people find the perfect bed. Since then, he has become a passionate consumer advocate and leading champion for transparency in the mattress industry. While becoming a mattress expert was never part of his "life plan," he takes great joy in his ability to help people and reluctantly acknowledges that his 10+ years of experience in testing and studying mattresses, collecting feedback from hundreds of thousands of mattress owners, and designing information and software to guide mattress shoppers may in fact have made him the world's leading independent authority on the subject.
Exhibitor
GoodBed

GoodBed.com makes it easier for consumers to choose the mattress that is right for them, and buy it from a trusted store at a great price. On GoodBed, mattress shoppers discover and evaluate available choices.

5:00 - 5:15
Sleep and the Teen Mental Health Crisis, J. Roxanne Prichard, PhD, Scientific Director, Center for College Sleep, University of St. Thomas
Science & Tech Stage More Details
How we spend our days dramatically impacts how we are able to sleep at night. Organizations can help their employees get better sleep by making changes in the organization’s policies, programs, and build environment.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
J. Roxanne Prichard, PhD, Scientific Director, Center for College Sleep, University of St. Thomas
J. Roxanne Prichard is the Scientific Director of the Center for College Sleep at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a Professor of Psychology. The mission of the Center for College Sleep is to better understand and improve college sleep through rigorous research, educational outreach, and innovative programming.
5:15 - 5:45
SleepTech® Award Pitches- Final Round, SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
Main Stage More Details
After presenting product pitches throughout the day, the SleepTech Award finalists will present their products a final time before answering questions from the judges.
Session Type

SleepTech® Award Pitches

Speakers
SleepTech® Award Pitches, NSF SleepTech® Council
10:15 - 10:30
The Keys to a Good Night's Sleep, Soda Kuczkowski, Founder & CEO, Start with Sleep
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Soda Kuczkowski, Founder & CEO, Start with Sleep
Soda Kuczkowski has passionately worked in the field of sleep medicine and sleep health education as a diagnostic sleep consultant for the past 12 years. She is certified in maternity, child and adult sleep consulting and coaching through IMPHI.
10:25 - 10:30
SleepScore App and SleepScore Max, Ben Mar, Director of Marketing, SleepScore Labs
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Session Type

Product Demo

Speakers
Ben Mar, Director of Marketing, SleepScore Labs
Ben Mar is the Director of Marketing at SleepScore Labs.
Exhibitor
SleepScore Labs

We're the sleep company changing the world by changing the way you sleep. Good days start with good nights and we're here to help you become your best self each and every day.

10:30 - 10:45
Hypersomnias, Richard K. Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, CMO, Director, SleepMed, Inc
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Richard K. Bogan, MD, FCCP, FAASM, CMO, Director, SleepMed, Inc
Dr. Bogan is the President of Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC. He is serving as Chief Medical Officer of SleepMed, Inc., the largest sleep diagnostic company in the United States. He is also Associate Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Bogan received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wofford College and his MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He served his internship and residency as well as was Chief Medical Resident at the University of Alabama Hospital and Clinics in Birmingham. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship and assistant professorship in the Pulmonary Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He has been certified by the American boards of Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Diseases. Dr. Bogan has served as principal investigator on numerous clinical trials in the past and continues to do so now. He has a variety of publications and research interests that focus on topics such as narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder, restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia and circadian rhythm abnormality.
10:30 - 10:45
The Importance of Sleeping Elevated, Josh Carver, Sales Manager, Rest and Relax by Mattress Firm
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Josh Carver, Sales Manager, Rest and Relax by Mattress Firm
Sales Manager, Rest and Relax by Mattress Firm
Exhibitor
Mattress Firm

Mattress Firm Inc. is an American retailing company and mattress store chain founded on July 4, 1986. The headquarters of the company is located in Houston, Texas.

10:45 - 11:05
A Mask Free Sleep Apnea Solution, Inspire Medical Systems, Sleep apnea solutions
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Session Type

Panel

Speakers
Inspire Medical Systems, Sleep apnea solutions
Discover Inspire, a breakthrough sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body .The fully implanted system continuously monitors a patient's breathing.
Exhibitor
Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.

We have developed the first and only FDA-approved device that provides a safe and effective treatment for moderate to severe OSA without the use of a mask or hose.

10:45 - 11:00
How Sleep Health Disparities Affect Everyone: A Call to Action, Chandra Jackson, PhD, Earl Stadtman Investigator at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
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Sleep health, its various dimensions, and digestible statistics demonstrating that sleep health disparities currently exist will be described. After outlining reasons for these disparities and how all members of society are affected, practical tips for how audience members can improve their own sleep while answering a call to action to help address sleep disparities will be offered.
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Chandra Jackson, PhD, Earl Stadtman Investigator at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Dr. Chandra L. Jackson is a Research Investigator who leads the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Equity group in the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She has a Masters degree in Cardiovascular Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a PhD in Cardiovascular Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Jackson studies pathways by which factors in the physical and social environments impact racial/ethnic disparities in sleep health and subsequent risk of chronic diseases related to cardiometabolic dysfunction. In addition to presenting her research at international and national scientific conferences, having her findings discussed in major media outlets like the US News & World Report and The New York Times, and publishing in scientific journals like the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet, Dr. Jackson has earned numerous merit-based awards like the Ernest J. Everett Just Lecture Prize for innovative research.
11:15 - 11:30
You Don't Want to Sleep Like a Baby , Rafael Pelayo, MD, Faculty at Stanford University Sleep Medicine and sleep consultant
Main Stage More Details
How many times have you heard somebody say that they slept like a baby? What does that mean and why would it be good? Our sleep is reflected in our lives, and our lives are reflected in our sleep. What can we learn from children to improve our sleep?
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Rafael Pelayo, MD, Faculty at Stanford University Sleep Medicine and sleep consultant
Dr. Rafael Pelayo is a sleep specialist at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center.
11:30 - 11:45
REM Sleep and Dreaming, Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, Consulting Professor Stanford University School of Medicine
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, Consulting Professor Stanford University School of Medicine
Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, DABSM is an internationally recognized sleep expert with 37 years experience in sleep research and sleep disorders. A graduate of Stuyvesant HS, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (BS), and Tufts University (MS and PhD), he is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine with appointments in the Department of Medicine and Menninger Department of Psychiatry. He directs the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center where he has trained many physicians specializing in sleep medicine. Currently, he is secretary of the World Association for Sleep Medicine, a member of the Board of Directors at the National Sleep Foundation, and serves as chairman of the VA Field Advisory Group for Sleep. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and has several hundred research and clinical publications. He has also written several books on the topic of sleep disorders including, Sleep Disorders for Dummies.
11:30 - 11:45
The Insanity of Daylight Saving Time, Nathaniel Watson, MD, Harborview Sleep Clinic
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Nathaniel Watson, MD, Harborview Sleep Clinic
Nathaniel F. Watson, M.D., M.Sc. is a board certified physician, Director of the Harborview Sleep Clinic, Co-director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center, a UW professor of Neurology and past-president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Watson excels at diagnosing and treating clinical sleep disorders of all types. He uses state-of-the-art technology to understand patients' sleep problems and creates active partnerships with them to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Watson strives to help his patients achieve a high quality of life through resolution of their sleep disorders.
11:45 - 12:00
Do Astronauts Snore?, James MacFarlane, PhD, Director of Education, Medsleep
Science & Tech Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
James MacFarlane, PhD, Director of Education, Medsleep
James MacFarlane is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was granted his doctorate from McMaster University Medical Centre for his work in neuropharmacology and began his sleep medicine career at the University Health Network in Toronto in 1990. He was previously a Research Associate in the Department of Neurology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and continues as a consultant at the MedSleep Network of Clinics. He has served many consecutive terms on the Board of the Canadian Sleep Society. He has also been actively involved in establishing sleep medicine standards with both the Canadian Sleep Society and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. MacFarlane has developed innovative sleep educational programs for sleep technologists, medical students and physicians.
Exhibitor
MedSleep

MedSleep's network of sleep clinics are committed to providing the highest quality sleep medicine services across Canada.

11:45 - 12:00
Sleep and Weight, Helene Emsellem, MD, Medical Director, Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Helene Emsellem, MD, Medical Director, Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders
Helene A. Emsellem, MD is a nationally known sleep expert and the mother of three daughters, Elyssa a recent graduate of University of Pennsylvania, who contributed a teen perspective to Snooze or Lose!, Monique, a recent Muhlenberg College graduate, and Stella, a recent Connecticut College graduate, currently at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa. As a physician and mother Dr. Emsellem understands on a personal and a scientific level, how sleep deprivation adversely affects teen health, learning, mood, and performance-and how those negative effects impact family life as well. To help teens understand the importance of sleep, and to empower them to own and improve their sleep-wake habits and schedules, Dr. Emsellem has written Snoozeor Lose! She has also developed an outreach program to educate adolescents, parents, teachers, administrators and legislators on the importance of sleep in adolescence and the benefits of making changes in the middle and high school start times. She speaks directly to middle and high school students across the country through her engaging and down-to-earth presentation Sleep-Why Bother? She also advises parents on the best ways to encourage good teen sleep patterns and is a strong advocate for changes in high school start times to allow teens to excel academically and thrive socially.
12:00 - 12:30
Sweet Dreams: New Ideas for Better, Safer Baby Sleep, Harvey Karp, MD, CEO, Happiest Baby
Main Stage More Details
Session Type

Keynote

Speakers
Harvey Karp, MD, CEO, Happiest Baby
Dr. Harvey Karp is a world-renown pediatrician and child development expert. He is founder of Happiest Baby, a mission-based technology company. His Happiest Baby/Happiest Toddler series have helped millions of families around the world, and educators in 20 nations teach Dr. Karp's landmark 5 Ss method for soothing babies. In 2016, he debuted SNOO, a smart bassinet that responds to fussing with increasing levels of womb-like rhythm and sound, quickly calming cries and boosting sleep. SNOO is the only bed that secures babies safely on the back, making it the safest baby bed ever made. His newest parenting solution is Sleepea, the 5-second swaddle. Every detail was designed with baby safety and parent sanity in mind. Made with 100% organic cotton, its good for baby and the planet!
Exhibitor
Happiest Baby

Happiest Baby SNOO, the safest and smartest baby bed and 5-second swaddle, 5 S's and baby sleep advice, and toddler tips brought to you by Dr. Harvey Karp.

12:30 - 12:35
Reflux Band , Laura Jackson, VP, Sales and Marketing, Somna Therapeutics
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Session Type

Product Demo

Speakers
Laura Jackson, VP, Sales and Marketing, Somna Therapeutics
Laura Jackson is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Somna Therapeutics.
Exhibitor
Somna Therapeutics

Somna Therapeutics is a medical device company focused on improving the quality of life for the millions of people.

12:30 - 12:45
How to Improve Your Sleep by Regaining Control of Your Media Use, Jan Van de Bulck, PhD, Professor, University of Michigan
Health & Wellness Stage More Details
Session Type

SleepTalks®

Speakers
Jan Van de Bulck, PhD, Professor, University of Michigan
Jan Van den Bulck holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Leuven in Belgium and a DSc in Epidemiology from the University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He is a professor of media psychology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is interested in how the media affect how we perceive the world and how they affect our behavior. He has been studying the relationship between media use and sleep since 1999, when that was considered to be a trivial problem. Today he meets few people who don't struggle with finding the right balance between the two.
12:35 - 12:40
ChiliPad, Todd Youngblood, Co-Founder and CEO, Kryo Inc.
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Session Type

Product Demo

Speakers
Todd Youngblood, Co-Founder and CEO, Kryo Inc.
As co-founder and CEO of Kryo Inc., Todd Youngblood leverages his experience as a proven entrepreneur to change the way the world sleeps. Todd and his lifetime business partner Tara have created, acquired and successfully exited multiple businesses in the past 18 years. His long-term vision is to shape the future of sleep-driven health with sleep temperature optimizing technology. As CEO of Kryo Inc., Todd directs operations at its headquarters in North Carolina, leading the exponential growth in the past 3 years. Todd is a prolific innovator with contributions to over a dozen patent filings. Todd effectively connects athletes, military, and other niche groups to product offerings. He is also a seasoned operator in global supply chain and lean startup practices. Prior to starting Kryo Inc., Todds track record consists of managing high growth companies with 6 consecutive years on the Inc 5000 list. Hs visionary leadership has generated over $200 million in retail sales of market leading products across multiple industries. Additionally, he has traveled over 2.5 million miles building markets with innovative products all across the world.
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Kryo

Kryo Inc. is a sleep science and technology company focused on the future of sleep-driven health. The team at Kryo has designed the only effective full-body temperature-regulation sleep systems.

12:45 - 1:00
Big Data Tells Us Not All Sleepers Are Equal, Roy Raymann, PhD, Vice President, SleepScore Labs
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SleepTalks®

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Roy Raymann, PhD, Vice President, SleepScore Labs
Roy Raymann, is a passionate researcher and a product driven thought leader in the field of sleep. He spent more than a decade in academia studying sleep at the Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences, before joining the private sector. His recent experience includes leading the sleep related health efforts at Apple (Night Shift, Bedtime, Health- & Research- Kit) and serving as a Sleep Thought Leader of the consumer sleep division at Philips Research where he founded the Sleep Experience Lab. At SleepScore Labs he is heading the collaborations with industry, academia and clinics, leading the scientific advisory board and oversees the scientific rigor of the SleepScore Brand. Dr. Raymann holds a PhD in Life Sciences from Vrije University Amsterdam. His research and post-doctoral work spans almost 25 years and encompasses multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, speaking events and patents. Since 2018 he serves the Consumer Technology Association Workgroup on Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices, defining the standards for consumer sleep technologies.
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SleepScore Labs

We're the sleep company changing the world by changing the way you sleep. Good days start with good nights and we're here to help you become your best self each and every day.

12:45 - 1:00
How to Make Your Organization Sleep Friendly, J. Roxanne Prichard, PhD, Scientific Director, Center for College Sleep, University of St. Thomas
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SleepTalks®

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J. Roxanne Prichard, PhD, Scientific Director, Center for College Sleep, University of St. Thomas
J. Roxanne Prichard is the Scientific Director of the Center for College Sleep at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a Professor of Psychology. The mission of the Center for College Sleep is to better understand and improve college sleep through rigorous research, educational outreach, and innovative programming.
1:00 - 1:30
Sleep by Design: Hear What Architects Have to Say, Taylor Rives, FAIA, Principal, Co-Director Design Resilience Gensler, Danny Samuels, FAIA, Director, Rice Building Workshop
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Panel

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Taylor Rives, FAIA, Principal, Co-Director Design Resilience Gensler
Rives has more than 30 years experience in institutional and commercial architecture. Rives casts a wide net in elevating both the why and how of sustainable design, including students, faculty, professionals, public officials and the general public. Rives, for more than 10 years, was the University Architect for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His work focused on quality, healthful teaching and research environments through high performance facility strategies. Rives orchestrated progressive programming, design, specification processes to bring the teaching/learning and patient care facilities to an increased efficacy in financial, environmental and user health/productivity aspects. The approaches Rives developed for Gensler not only affect the firm’s extensive practice but also influence clients’ building decisions worldwide. He developed a firm-wide green practice primer called “The Four Tiers of Sustainability,” led the inclusion of sustainable design in the firm’s in-house education program, and in partnership with Architecture 2030 and the Design Futures Council, developed an “eco-charrette” process and developed a building performance metric that is now used in all of Gensler’s projects.
Danny Samuels, FAIA, Director, Rice Building Workshop
Danny Samuels, FAIA, is a Professor in Practice at the Rice School of Architecture, Director of the Rice Building Workshop (now Construct), and, since 1972, a founding Partner of Taft Architects. Since 1996, students of the Rice Building Workshop have designed and built various projects at Project Row Houses, including research and development in affordable housing.
1:30 - 1:50
She Likes it Hot, He Likes it Cold: Solving the Bedroom Temperature Argument, Tara Youngblood, Founder, Chili Technology; Co-Founder, Kryo, Inc., Todd Youngblood, Co-Founder and CEO, Kryo Inc.
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Chat

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Tara Youngblood, Founder, Chili Technology; Co-Founder, Kryo, Inc.
Tara has spent over 10,000 hours studying the science of sleep. Applying her analytical skills from her physics and engineering background, her passion currently is to shape the future of sleep-driven health by making sleep easy and drug-free.
Todd Youngblood, Co-Founder and CEO, Kryo Inc.
As co-founder and CEO of Kryo Inc., Todd Youngblood leverages his experience as a proven entrepreneur to change the way the world sleeps. Todd and his lifetime business partner Tara have created, acquired and successfully exited multiple businesses in the past 18 years. His long-term vision is to shape the future of sleep-driven health with sleep temperature optimizing technology. As CEO of Kryo Inc., Todd directs operations at its headquarters in North Carolina, leading the exponential growth in the past 3 years. Todd is a prolific innovator with contributions to over a dozen patent filings. Todd effectively connects athletes, military, and other niche groups to product offerings. He is also a seasoned operator in global supply chain and lean startup practices. Prior to starting Kryo Inc., Todds track record consists of managing high growth companies with 6 consecutive years on the Inc 5000 list. Hs visionary leadership has generated over $200 million in retail sales of market leading products across multiple industries. Additionally, he has traveled over 2.5 million miles building markets with innovative products all across the world.
Exhibitor
Kryo

Kryo Inc. is a sleep science and technology company focused on the future of sleep-driven health. The team at Kryo has designed the only effective full-body temperature-regulation sleep systems.

1:30 - 1:45
Sleep is not a Bank: You Can't Pay it Back , Candice Alfano, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, University of Houston
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SleepTalks®

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Candice Alfano, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, University of Houston
Dr. Candice Alfano is Professor of Psychology, a licensed clinical psychologist, and Director of the Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston (SACH) at the University of Houston. Dr. Alfanos active research program focuses on the interactive relationships between sleep and mental health and the treatment of behavioral sleep disorders. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DoD), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and recipient of the 2016 Peter Hauri Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM). She has published more than 80 scientific papers, articles, chapters, and books related to sleep and mental health.
1:45 - 2:15
Sleeping Your Way to the Top as a Business Traveler , Bryan Paul Buckley, Business Travel Performance Expert, Terry Cralle, RN, Clinical Sleep Educator, Certified in Clinical Sleep Health, Speaker, Sleep Health Programs, Workshops and Consulting
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Most business travelers dramatically under-utilize the most effective performance enhancer available to us while traveling. But what if we learned to leverage sufficient sleep to positively impact every aspect of our business travel? It all comes down to one problem, one question, and one solution.
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Chat

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Bryan Paul Buckley, Business Travel Performance Expert
Business Travel Performance Expert / M2M IoT Expert / Author / Speaker / Road Warrior I help business travelers to transform their work, health, and home life while on the road. I provide online courses, on-site workshops, executive coaching, and writing to educate, challenge, and motivate.
Terry Cralle, RN, Clinical Sleep Educator, Certified in Clinical Sleep Health, Speaker, Sleep Health Programs, Workshops and Consulting
Terry is a registered nurse and clinical sleep educator from Washington, DC. She is the coauthor of Sleeping Your Way to the Top and Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle.
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Elite Road Warrior

Become An Elite Road Warrior and master the business travel life.

2:00 - 2:30
24 Hour Fitness Yoga Session, 24 Hour Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness is the perfect gym for people who want it all: the best fitness classes, premium gym amenities and much more
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24 Hour Fitness Yoga Session

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24 Hour Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness is the perfect gym for people who want it all: the best fitness classes, premium gym amenities and much more
24 Hour Fitness is a privately owned and operated fitness center chain headquartered in San Ramon, California. It is the world's largest fitness chain based on memberships and the second in number of clubs, operating 420 clubs in 13 U.S. states with four million clients.
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24 Hour Fitness

24 Hour Fitness is the perfect gym for people who want it all: the best fitness classes, premium gym amenities and much more.

2:00 - 2:15
My Mom's Sleep Apnea Story: How Fixing Your Sleep Can Improve Your Life, Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, Dentist at Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, MAGD, FICD
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SleepTalks®

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Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, Dentist at Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, MAGD, FICD
Dr. Sue Ellen Richardson saves relationships and lives by reducing snoring and promoting healing, refreshing sleep. Dr. Richardson lectures to dentists and physicians on treating sleep apnea with oral devices.
2:15 - 2:30
Harness Your Brain for Better Sleep, Gerard Jacob, MBA, Founder, PeakBrain
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The Brain controls & influences sleep - with the right knowledge and techniques, we can now apply the latest neuroscience to improve sleep and resolve sleep disturbances.
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SleepTalks®

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Gerard Jacob, MBA, Founder, PeakBrain
Specialties: Brain Health and Performance, Neurocognitive Services, Health and Wellness Networks; Medical Services; Physician Practice Startup, Management and Expansion; Healthcare Financing & Acquisitions; Sleep Medicine Services, Strategic Consulting and Service Sourcing, Practice Valuation and Acquisitions, Startups, Startup Incubators, Nonprofit Management, Social Ventures, Venture Capital.
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PeakBrain

We provide advanced brain assessment and training solutions, including neurofeedback and biofeedback, combined with personalized coaching, to help individuals achieve peak performance and resolve a wide variety of conditions through improved brain re

2:30 - 2:45
Sleep Well to Live Well: Tips for Sleep Success, Nancy Rothstein, MBA, The Sleep Ambassador
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SleepTalks®

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Nancy Rothstein, MBA, The Sleep Ambassador
As The Sleep Ambassador®, Nancy inspires a new respect for sleep and its impact on all aspects of work, life and well-being. Through consulting, public speaking, media engagements, writing, and other venues, she presents strategic solutions selected to empower people to make lasting shifts to optimize their sleep quality and quantity. Nancy consults and lectures to Fortune 500 corporations and other organizations, awakening leadership to the ROI of a good night’s sleep for their workforce and providing sleep education/training initiatives for employees at all levels. She also lectures on sleep to the medical and dental communities to foster understanding and to encourage action to integrate relevant sleep information/resources into their practice and for their constituencies. Nancy recently completed her term as a member of the NIH’s Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board and currently serves on the Board of the Foundation for Airway Health, the Advisory Board of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, and as a member of the Steering Committee of Myapnea.org, as well as working with other organizations that foster sleep health. Nancy is the author of My Daddy Snores; published by Scholastic, it has sold over 400,000 copies. Nancy has a B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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The Sleep Ambassador

The Sleep Ambassador® is a pathway to education, consulting services, and resources to optimize Sleep Wellness. Sleep is integral to health, performance, productivity, safety, and well-being. To LIVE WELL you must SLEEP WELL.

3:00 - 3:15
Why Can't I Sleep? , Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, Consulting Professor Stanford University School of Medicine
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SleepTalks®

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Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, Consulting Professor Stanford University School of Medicine
Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, DABSM is an internationally recognized sleep expert with 37 years experience in sleep research and sleep disorders. A graduate of Stuyvesant HS, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (BS), and Tufts University (MS and PhD), he is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine with appointments in the Department of Medicine and Menninger Department of Psychiatry. He directs the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center where he has trained many physicians specializing in sleep medicine. Currently, he is secretary of the World Association for Sleep Medicine, a member of the Board of Directors at the National Sleep Foundation, and serves as chairman of the VA Field Advisory Group for Sleep. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and has several hundred research and clinical publications. He has also written several books on the topic of sleep disorders including, Sleep Disorders for Dummies.
3:00 - 4:15
Using Sound, Light, and Temperature to Make Sleep More Regenerative, Daniel Gartenberg, PhD, CEO, Sonic Sleep
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SleepTalks®

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Daniel Gartenberg, PhD, CEO, Sonic Sleep
A PhD in cognitive psychology with expertise in sleep, A.I. and preventative health. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Penn State and is a Principal Investigator on SBIR grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health. Daniel has 3 patents, 10s of peer reviewed publication, and his technology has been featured on TED.com, the Today Show, Gizmodo, Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science, DC Inno, APA Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Sleep Review Magazine, Entrepeneur.com, Business Insider, Lonely Planet, and App Picker. Daniel's recent venture involves developing a digital sleep assistant that guarantees regenerative rest and optimum consciousness by accurately tracking the stages of sleep and providing real-time interventions using sound, light and temperature. By applying 10 years of novel sleep research on wearable technology and machine learning algorithms, the assistant seeks to solve one of our ages most important healthcare problems affecting billions of people around the world - poor sleep health. The assistant not only provides direct interventions on a nightly basis, but connects consumers with coaches, clinicians, and corporate wellness programs by sharing their personalized sleep data and unique needs.
3:15 - 3:35
Treating Sleep Apnea with Oral Devices and CPAPs: A Comparison , Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, Dentist at Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, MAGD, FICD
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Interview

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Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, Dentist at Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, MAGD, FICD
Dr. Sue Ellen Richardson saves relationships and lives by reducing snoring and promoting healing, refreshing sleep. Dr. Richardson lectures to dentists and physicians on treating sleep apnea with oral devices.
3:30 - 3:50
The Future of Sleep, Julian Jagtenberg, Founder of Somnox, Lloyd Sommers, General Manager, ReST
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Innovative leaders in the sleep technology industry discuss what they see as the future of sleep.
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Panel

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Julian Jagtenberg, Founder of Somnox
Julian Jagtenberg is one of the founders of Somnox, a company that develops soft robotic companions for personal well-being. As an industrial design engineer that studied at the university of technology Delft and his passion for tech and entrepreneurship he is on a mission to bring the world impactful innovations.
Lloyd Sommers, General Manager, ReST
ReSTs mission is to perfect the sleep experience. ReST is the only company with an integrated solution that not only tracks sleep data but automatically responds to that data to help people sleep better.
Exhibitor
Somnox

Somnox is the world’s first sleep robot that works by using scientifically proven cognitive and simulated human breathing techniques to accelerate the process of falling asleep.

3:30 - 3:45
Sleep is Elementary , W. David Brown, PhD, Sleep Psychologist, Children's Medical Center
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SleepTalks®

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W. David Brown, PhD, Sleep Psychologist, Children's Medical Center
William David Brown, PhD, DABSM, DBSM, FAASM, is a sleep psychologist at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School n Dallas. Dr. Brown obtained his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Texas southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Dallas. He is coauthor of Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle and Sleeping Your Way to the Top; the ultimate guide to success through sufficient sleep. Dr. Brown has written numerous articles on the subject of sleep for academic journals, as well as coauthored and contributed chapters to books on sleep medicine.