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Birds Can Nap Mid-flight? Who Knew!

With the fall bird migration season in full swing, some of us may wonder how these amazing winged animals manage to cover such long distances without sleeping. Now scientists suggest that they may actually take in-flight naps. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers looked at great frigatebirds—large seabirds that nest…

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Is Quality Sleep The Foolproof Diet?

Diets come in all different shapes and sizes. Leaving millions of people constantly searching for the right one. But what if even the most perfect balance between eating healthy and exercising isn’t enough? The quality of our sleep actually has a direct impact on how much food we consume, making even the most perfect diet a…

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A Bed as Soothing as Music

Linda and Bob Granzow have an appreciation for finely tuned instruments. They met while working as instrumentalists in the U.S. Army band program—he was a trumpeter, she played saxophone and bassoon. Both stationed in Germany in the 1980s, they met, fell in love, got married and now, in retirement, split their time between Arizona and…

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Sleeping for Two

Sleep like a baby, even when you’re expecting one. Take a look at the video below, created in partnership with The Huffington Post, to share how your sleep style changes as the baby develops.   Just like diet and exercise, sleep is unique to each person and important for optimal health. Sleep Number® beds adjust on each…

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9 Months Of Major Changes To Your Sleep

In pregnancy, the body undergoes major changes: muscles and organs have to adjust to make room for a growing baby, which can lead to issues like heartburn, backaches, and insomnia. We’ll take a look at nighttime yoga moves, optimal sleep positions, dietary tips, and a few other tricks that can help a mother-to-be get better…

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Three Books to Maintain Positivity

This month at Sleep Number, we’re focusing on mindfulness and transition. Three of our brand ambassadors have shared their book recommendations along with their insights as to why you might want to read them. Topics range from happiness to managing change to taking a more positive approach to work. We hope our picks inspire you!…

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What Bodybuilders Know About Sleep’s Importance

Bodybuilders structure their lives around three main tenets. The first two are obvious: diet and exercise. But the final one might surprise you – it’s sleep. What can you learn from them? Poor sleep is associated with obesity, and that’s the antithesis of what these athletes need to be stage ready. “Sleep is an extremely…

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Lack of Sleep Can Hurt Young Adults—Literally

School is back in session, yet your teen texts into the wee hours. Your college student pulls all-nighters to prep for big exams. You probably know these practices aren’t healthy, but you might not realize the long-term impact these bad habits could have. A new study from the Netherlands found that young adults who don’t…

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Can Sleep Help You Understand Your Spouse?

“You just don’t understand me.” This is probably one of the most common accusations thrown during marital spats, when the emotional needs of one partner are misunderstood or neglected by the other. If you want to be a better mind reader, and become more in tune with your spouse’s emotions, you should sleep. Seriously. Among…

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How Better Sleep Brought Back Dreams

Eight years ago, Darrell Bays and his wife, Debbie, purchased a new mattress. It was a bad fit from the start, Darrell recalls. “From the moment we purchased it, that bed was a problem….” Darrell had never had any noticeable issues sleeping on their old mattress. But the new one caused insomnia and discomfort almost…

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