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Outlast Technology Now Found in Enhanced Sleep Number 7000 Bed

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Outlast Technologies, the pioneer in phase-change technology, announced that the SLEEP NUMBER® 7000 bed mode has been enhanced with Outlast® temperature-regulating technology. The introduction of the newly enhanced Sleep Number® bed comes just in time for the many Americans who struggle with comfort during sleep because of temperature. According to a recent survey conducted by Select Comfort Corporation, creators of the Sleep Number bed, one in five Americans reports having disagreements with their partners about the sleeping temperature1. And approximately 37 percent of Americans have trouble falling asleep because they are too hot. “That’s where Outlast® technology can help,” explained Guy Eckert, Executive Vice President at Outlast. “It’s common for people to experience restlessness as they cycle between feeling too hot and too cold throughout the night. People who routinely toss and turn, throw the covers off or stick a leg out to cool down are likely to sleep better with Outlast® technology. It proactively balances temperature swings so you get a better night’s sleep. HOW OUTLAST® TECHNOLOGY WORKS Outlast® temperature-regulating technology is a high-performance material originally developed for NASA. It’s designed to balance a sleeper's skin temperature, allowing him or her to remain comfortable during the night. Unlike traditional fabric and insulation that trap heat, products with patented Outlast® Thermocules™ actually absorb your excess body heat when you become too warm, and release it back when you need it. “The addition of Outlast® technology is really perfect for two sleepers with different temperature preferences to find compatibility in the same bed. In fact, it’s uniquely engineered to help moderate symptoms associated with menopause, particularly night sweats,” said Greg Roda, President and CEO of Outlast Technologies. “Select Comfort also offers mattress pads and pillows with our temperature regulation so you can layer Outlast® technology into your sleep system for the maximum effect.” ABOUT THE NEW SLEEP NUMBER 7000 BED The new Sleep Number 7000 bed features a full 12 inches of total mattress thickness and is covered with a brand new fabric featuring a breathable rayon/polypropylene/silk blend, softened with aloe vera for a luxurious sleeping surface. In addition to Outlast® temperature-balancing technology, the Duvet-style Pillowtop features a high-loft polyester fiberfill and Hypersoft™* quilting foam. The mattress fabric also provides effective vapor and moisture transfer, wicking away heat and sweat for added comfort while sleeping. "The enhancements on the Sleep Number 7000 bed take personalized comfort control to the next level," explained Greg Pesky, Product Director for Consumer Mattresses with Select Comfort. “Using the most advanced and durable bedding materials available, combined with exhaustive testing, we have created a high-quality sleep surface that is backed by a 20-year limited warranty.” Visit www.sleepnumber.com for more information on the enhanced Sleep Number 7000 bed. For more information on Outlast® technology or additional Outlast® products, please log onto www.outlast.com. ABOUT SELECT COMFORT Founded more than 20 years ago, Select Comfort Corporation is the nation's leading bed retailer2. Based in Minneapolis, the company designs, manufactures, markets and supports a line of adjustable-firmness mattresses featuring air-chamber technology, branded the Sleep Number bed, as well as foundations and sleep accessories. Select Comfort® products are sold through its more than 480 company-owned stores located across the United States; select bedding retailers; direct marketing operations; and online at sleepnumber.com. ABOUT OUTLAST TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Outlast Technologies, Inc., a privately held U.S. corporation, is the worldwide pioneer in developing phase-change materials and applications. As an innovative technology company, Outlast has launched temperature-regulating technology in apparel, footwear, bedding, packaging and labels, and accessories. Originally developed for NASA, Outlast® fibers, fabrics and coatings contain patented microencapsulated phase-change materials called ThermoculesTM, which absorb, store and release heat, providing increased comfort for consumers. For more information, please visit www.outlast.com.

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