Mattress Firm Announces First-Ever “Snoozetern” to Sleep on the Job University of Houston’s Juliane Nguyen selected after “exhausting” review of more than 220 applicants HOUSTON (August 31, 2018) – After weeks of tossing and turning, Mattress Firm is proud to announce Juliane Nguyen as the Company’s inaugural Snoozetern. Nguyen’s creative video and superb sleep skills were enough to earn her the spot as Mattress Firm’s ultimate slumber star. During the search for its “sleep on the job” intern, Mattress Firm reviewed more than 220 applications and received more than 1,000 votes from participants on social media. As an in-house bed tester, Mattress Firm wanted to ensure the Snoozetern position went to someone who has a passion for sleep. After all, this is a dream job. Although some of Nguyen’s duties entail napping during business hours, she won’t just be sleeping on the job. As the Snoozetern, Juliane will also be creating video content, sharing her experience on Mattress Firm’s social channels and learning and reporting on employee sleep habits and routines. Nguyen will also be responsible for testing sleep products and accessories to help determine what hits stores next. “The moment I saw the call for applicants to be Mattress Firm’s Snoozetern, I knew I was the right person for the job,” Juliane Nguyen said. “I think my love for sleep coupled with my fresh content ideas and video skills made me the perfect ’snoozer.’ I am so excited to start snoozing and sharing!” Nguyen made her official Snoozetern debut on Aug. 20 at Mattress Firm’s BEDQuarters in Houston, and she has been immersed in all things sleep since her start, beginning with her first assignment, a get-to-know-you 60 Winks video. Nguyen also has a co-snoozer, Otis the Snoozedoodle, and together they’ll be publishing snooze-worthy content on Mattress Firm’s Instagram. “We are thrilled to welcome Juliane as our inaugural Snoozetern,” said chief marketing officer Scott Thaler. “In addition to a long list of other snooze-worthy ideas, she’s already showing her slumber-star creativity through content for our Snoozedoodle Otis. She also just completed her first product review and is anxious to share it with all those in need of a better night’s sleep. It’s clear Juliane is just as sleep-obsessed as we are and will feel right at home at BEDQuarters!” About Mattress Firm Founded in 1986, Mattress Firm strives to help customers find the beds they want at the price that fits their budget. Today, Mattress Firm has grown to be America’s largest mattress specialty retailer, with more than 3,000 neighborhood stores and a passion for helping people find the right bed. Mattress Firm helps customers’ budget stretch further with a broad selection of mattresses and bedding accessories from leading manufacturers and brand names, including Serta®, Simmons®, Dream Bed®, tulo™ and Sleepy’s®. In 2016, Mattress Firm became part of the Steinhoff International Holdings family of brands. Committed to serving its communities, the Mattress Firm Foster Kids, a program of the Ticket to Dream Foundation, hosts six collection drives a year in communities nationwide to ensure that foster children have the resources needed to succeed.