CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SleepScore Labs™, the world’s most advanced sleep improvement system and solutions company, today announced the appointment of Nathaniel Watson, MD, MS, Professor of Neurology at the University of Washington (UW), Director of the Harborview Medical Center Sleep Clinic and Co-director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center, to their Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Watson will contribute his expertise to SleepScore Labs to help the company accurately measure and improve America’s sleep quality and advance sleep health.
Dr. Watson has over 20 years of experience in academic research and clinical practice focused on sleep medicine and recently served as president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. SleepScore Labs has engaged Dr. Watson to provide scientific and clinical guidance related to SleepScore™ by ResMed technology as well as SleepScore Labs’ product evaluation tools and services.
“SleepScore Labs is committed to building and leveraging the strength of the most accurate, non-contact sleep monitoring technology with the greatest minds in the field,” said Colin Lawlor, CEO, SleepScore Labs. “We are honored and pleased with the addition of Dr. Watson on our Board of Advisors to help us in our mission to help people sleep, feel and live better while advancing the science of sleep health.”
Dr. Watson’s research is heavily based on genetic aspects of habitual sleep duration and circadian rhythms in conjunction with the Washington State Twin Registry. He is investigating the impact of habitual sleep curtailment on the transcriptome as well as the relationship between sleep disorders and cancer risk and outcomes. He is also a strong advocate for prioritizing sleep in society and has made numerous appearances in the media stressing the importance of sleep and fatigue in the workplace, specifically regarding transportation safety.
Following SleepScore Labs’ recent addition of Roy J.E.M. Raymann, PhD, as Vice President, Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs, Dr. Watson joins SleepScore Labs’ all-star team of advisors, including Michael Breus, PhD., clinical psychologist, Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Steven W. Lockley, PhD., Neuroscientist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
About SleepScore Labs
SleepScore Labs™ advances the science and technologies around sleep and overall health. Together with the foremost medical, health, and scientific experts from around the world, the company utilizes SleepScore™ by ResMed technology to provide the most accurate and advanced sleep improvement system for consumers as well as data insights, product evaluation tools, and technology licensing opportunities for companies developing products and solutions in the sleep industry. Based in Carlsbad, California, SleepScore Labs was created in 2016 as a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P. to accurately measure sleep while connecting consumers to solutions that help people sleep, feel and live better. For more information on SleepScore Labs visit www.sleepscorelabs.com.