Talking Sleep Season 4

Episode 10

The Science of Smart Beds


In today’s episode of Talking Sleep, we’re talking with Raj Mills, an engineer and vice president of Sleep IQ Health for Sleep Number. She discusses the sensing, adjustability, and digital engagement components of smart beds, how they can aid in early detection of sleep apnea or heart problems, and how changes in sleep data can indicate a sleeper is getting sick.

Rajasi (Raj) Mills is an experienced technical leader with over 25 years of experience in digital strategy, connectivity, and application development. She has been successful in implementing web and mobile digital platforms, enabling analytics and insight-driven decisions, and has been instrumental in driving efficiency and quality by establishing global agile teams, partnerships, and integration approaches.

Raj joined Sleep Number in August 2020 as a member of the Sleep IQ Health team. Prior to joining the company, she worked in product development at LifeScan and Johnson & Johnson. She’s also held systems engineering roles, where she has led software engineering and technical operations for digital product portfolios and more.

Raj received a Master of Science in engineering, with a concentration in systems engineering from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Drexel University.