Sleep Lounge – Let’s talk about sleep!
How many hours of sleep does a newborn baby need? What about adults? And why does an elderly person need considerably less sleep? Well, everybody’s different – and that goes for sleep patterns too, which are as varied and individual as people themselves. This diversity is reflected by the Sleep Lounge, which is located in Hall 9 and was initiated by the German Mattress Industry Association (Fachverband Matratzen-Industrie e.V.) and imm cologne. Besides providing an opportunity for quiet talks at the café-bar, it also shares all sorts of profound and curious information in the form of lovingly designed islands displaying interesting facts about sleep – and sometimes presented with a tongue-in-cheek twist.
Does sleep make you clever? The themed islands in the Sleep Lounge communicate added value
Thanks to the themed islands, visitors to the Sleep Lounge can find out about the unusual places animals sleep in, why space is the perfect place to sleep and why not getting enough sleep can make you “ill, stupid and fat”. So might the reverse also be true: does sleep make you clever? Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly managed on just four hours a night, whereas Albert Einstein is said to have slept for up to 12 hours per day. These are just some of the many facts visualised by the “Jungle”, “Space” and “Knowledge” islands in the Sleep Lounge – the perfect focal point for the numerous Sleep exhibitors in Hall 9.
Presentation of the German Sleep Foundation awards
At 17:00 on Tuesday, 14 January 2020, the Sleep Lounge will double as a stage for the award ceremony of the German Sleep Foundation (Deutsche Stiftung Schlaf). The awards will be presented to ambassadors for healthy sleep, such as employers who promote better sleep health at the workplace, as well as for outstanding scientific findings and/or sleep-promoting technical innovations. The award ceremony will take place in collaboration with the German Mattress Industry Association (Fachverband Matratzen-Industrie e.V.) and imm cologne.
Pillow Talks – the innovative talk format all about sleep
There might not be any pillow fights, but there will be definitely be a “Pillow Talk” in the Sleep Lounge at 12:00 every day during the imm cologne. The new, entertaining Pillow Talks format invites experts from various disciplines to take to the podium for half-hour discussions that explore the theme of sleep from some very different perspectives.
In addition, the Sleep Lounge provides the perfect setting for business talks or a quick (coffee) break in a quiet and creative atmosphere. The Sleep Lounge is intended as a communication platform for the industry. Let’s talk about sleep!