Pete Bils, who joined Select Comfort in 1996, is the vice president of sleep innovation and clinical research. Select Comfort 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 bedding accessories.
As Vice President of Sleep Innovation and Clinical Research at Select Comfort, Bils is responsible for exploring the vital relationship between sleep and health. He manages the direction of the company’s efforts in clinical sleep research, from study design to laboratory execution.
Bils continually researches and investigates the use of new technologies to promote better sleep, such as computerized pressure mapping to demonstrate the effects of various sleep surfaces on the human body.
In addition, Bils is a polysomnographic technician in the Select Comfort research network. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, an organization dedicated to the assurance of quality care for patients with sleep disorders, the advancement of sleep research, and public and professional education. He is also on the Better Sleep Council, a member of the National Sleep Foundation.
Bils has more than 10 years experience researching sleep and sleep patterns, and identifying the ideal conditions and behaviors that result in sound sleep and productive wakefulness. He has been interviewed by many national and local media outlets about sleep-related topics including: THE DOCTORS, Parents TV, New York Times Magazine, CNBC, Furniture Today, and Bloomberg News, to name a few.
Bils received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida Gainesville. He resides in Minneapolis with his wife and their two children.
He is known as @SleepGeekPete on Twitter and his Sleep Number setting is 25.