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4 Unexpected Ways to Maximize Summer

DINE AL FRESCO ALL DAY   Outdoor cafes and restaurants are great for people watching and soaking in the summer ambiance, but dining at your neighborhood bistro shouldn't be the only way to get your al fresco fix. Eat dinner outdoors. Citronella c

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4 Unexpected Ways to Maximize Summer

DINE AL FRESCO ALL DAY   Outdoor cafes and restaurants are great for people watching and soaking in the summer ambiance, but dining at your neighborhood bistro shouldn’t be the only way to get your al fresco fix. Eat dinner outdoors. Citronella candles and tiki torches create a romantic atmosphere while keeping the bugs away.…

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DIY Outdoor Family Game Night

There’s no need to break the bank getting new equipment. Instead, let your creativity bloom with just a few household items. These games will get everyone moving and ready for a good night’s sleep.   Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling   Create your own nighttime backyard bowling alley with glowing water bottles as pins. Fill up 10 same-size…

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Enter the Ultimate Sleep + Performance Sweepstakes!

You could win it all! Enter our Ultimate Sleep + Performance 2018 Sweepstakes for a chance to win the Ultimate Sleep + Performance Grand Prize valued at over $8,000.

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The Upsides of a Summer Staycation

“Sometimes it’s nice to stop and just appreciate all you have around you,” says Jessica Cordova Wilson.   The Wilson family lives in Southern California but, “we’re always so busy with life that we don’t get to enjoy all the perks of living here,” she comments.   Instead of their customary out-of-state vacations, the family…

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Welcome to the Sleep Number blog. We're so happy you're here. At Sleep Number we eat, breathe and sleep, well, sleep. That's because research shows the eight hours you're asleep has a huge impact on the 16 hours you're awake.

Our mission is to cover home, wellness and tech with an eye toward helping people get quality sleep. On this site you'll find smart, caring, authentic stories that help make your home a haven for you and your partner; improve your whole family’s mind, body & soul; and make tech accessible for real people.

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Surprise Kids With New Family Game Night Location

These simple bedroom-based games will bring your whole gang together for a fun bonding activity on a rainy morning or a quiet night in — no tables (or tablets) required.   Charades   Little prep is required for this timeless classic. Invite the kids to get in their pajamas (or if it’s a rainy morning,…

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Routine, Reflection and Rest Top This “Best of” List

It’s our one-year anniversary with The Focus Project! Thank you for reading and for watching. A huge thank you to our sponsor, Sleep Number, for making it all possible. This month’s video was a special one for us as we took the best of the year and rolled it into our special Anniversary Episode.  …

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This is Not a Bed, It’s a Creativity Coach

Personal vegetarian chef, food marketer and president of The Veg Company, Sara Harrel, keeps an online inspiration folder of ideas she gathers from foods she’s tasted, read about or seen on TV.   When her inspiration folder fails to find the recipe or flavor combination she needs, she turns to sleep.   “If I’m stumped…

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INSIDER STORY: HORROR MOVIE FAN, PAMELA

“I’m like The Princess and the Pea,” laughs Pamela Jeffrey. “At one point, I had three mattresses stacked on the floor, and I was sleeping on top.” Thanks to Sleep Number, Pamela’s fairy tale has a happy ending—no more tossing and turning. But when she’s awake, it’s a different sort of story that captivates her:…

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The Working Mom’s Simplify-It Guide

Working moms looking for balance, we feel your pain.   Sometimes, that balance between work, family, friends and self-care feels as elusive as a good night’s sleep. But it’s not impossible; simplification is the key. These five tips may help check stress off that to-do list during the day, so you can skip counting sheep…

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Book Club: 7 Books That Bring Summertime to Life

For some it means days spent on the beach or in the surf. For others, summer is synonymous with America’s favorite pastime — baseball. These novels and non-fiction books evoke the spirit of the season in all its hot, humid and hazy glory. Just grab a beach chair and start reading.   Dandelion Wine: Famous…

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Insider Story: Office Assistant and Balloon-Animal Sculptor, Isaiah

You won’t find much overlap between people who work in law offices and people with side gigs as party clowns, but Isaiah Roby is here to defy your expectations, with a balloon-animal flourish. By day, he works for a public defender— “You know when you watch TV and you see all the things that attorneys…

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Podcast: DJ Khaled on Caring for Mind, Body & Soul

Grammy-nominated producer DJ Khaled talks with Arianna Huffington about everything from raising son Asahd to the key to his success. One simple way he does it? Getting more sleep! The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number.     Like diet and exercise, quality sleep is essential for optimal health and performance. Because everyone’s sleep needs…

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