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Tempur Sealy Teams with UNC on Sleep Science

To kick off National Sleep Awareness Week, Tempur Sealy International  (NYSE: TPX) has partnered with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine to fund courses in sleep science and neurodiagnostics.

The company has been named the Platinum Partner for 2015 for the Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Program in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at UNC’s School of Medicine.

The results of the studies will be used in development of the Tempur Sealy products and will continue the conversation with consumers on how to achieve a good night's sleep. As part of the partnership, Tempur Sealy also will provide five academic scholarships for the 2015-16 year to students studying within the UNC NDSS program.

"Our mission at Tempur Sealy is to always deliver transformative, restful sleep to consumers,” said Dan Query, senior vice president of global product development for the company. “Working closely with leading authorities on sleep science at UNC Chapel Hill is a big part of making good on that promise each and every night. The faculty and students in the School of Medicine share in Tempur Sealy's desire to develop products, equipment and new ideas that enhance the science of sleep."

Tempur Sealy has worked to improve product offerings based on data from UNC NDSS studies and white papers. Researchers confirmed the necessity of keeping the spine in a neutral lumbar position during sleep, so Tempur Sealy reinforced its CoreSupport Center technology used in the center third of each mattress in the 2015 Sealy Posturepedic product line. In addition, the TEMPUR-Cloud 'Soft and Lofty' and 'Soft and Conforming' pillows were built with insights on proper cervical spine alignment from NDSS. 

"Now entering our fourth year with Tempur Sealy, we have seen great advancements made to the program here at NDSS in a way that benefits students, faculty, staff and most importantly, our patients," said Mary Ellen Wells, PhD, RPSGT, R.EEG T, R.NCS T., clinical assistant professor and department of Allied Health Sciences Director, UNC School of Medicine. "We are excited for the continued partnership and look forward to working with Tempur Sealy to help people get their best night's sleep every night."

Throughout the duration of the partnership, the organizations will also work together to deliver tips and insights to consumers that will assist them in improving their sleep hygiene and overall wellness.



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