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This is Not a Bed, It's a Fountain of Youth

We think you should take sleep more seriously.   Getting enough shut-eye is like having your own personal fountain of youth. Since skin cells renew during sleep, if you're not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep, your complexio

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This is Not a Bed, It's a Fountain of Youth

We think you should take sleep more seriously.   Getting enough shut-eye is like having your own personal fountain of youth. Since skin cells renew during sleep, if you’re not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep, your complexion may show it.   “I educate our clients about how lifestyle and what we…

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How Tech Is Making Football Safer On & Off the Field

According to Statista, the average NFL career lasts just 3.3 years. Why not try to maximize the quality of that time? The added focus on safety and technology is having a positive impact on how athletes perform on — and off — the field.   Shoulder Pads   When you’re watching football on TV, do…

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5 Ways to Help Your Pet Sleep Better

Did you know cats can snooze 15 to 20 hours a day? Like their wild counterparts, who hunt at night when prey is easiest to catch, house cats might find their sleep habits tied to that evolution. This may explain why your cat sometimes races up and down the hallway in the middle of the…

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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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How Does Lack of Sleep Affect Workout Performance?

Exercise is important. Sleep is important. The two together play such a big role in your health, and are incredibly intertwined. While the adage of “rise and grind” is certainly motivating, should you really be rising and grinding if that means sacrificing your sleep?   When it comes to exercise, it’s easy to think that…

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Podcast: The Importance of Rest, Jessica Alba shares

Actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba chats with Arianna Huffington about everything from raising a family, work-life balance and the importance of rest. 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 are different, Sleep…

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STUDENTS FEEL HELPLESS: WHY SLEEP GETS AN ‘F’

“I have a student that was a fourth grader last year who was continuously disrespectful in class and did not care about doing any work. He would often sit and put his head down. Discipline did not seem to help. One day he was spending his recess with me as a consequence, and I started…

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Insider Story: Snakes, Security, and a Good Night’s Sleep

Marine Westbrooks would like you to know a few things about snakes. For starters: “Most people misunderstand that they’re slimy—they’re not slimy feeling at all. They also recognize you have had them for a while. They don’t have eyelids, so you can’t tell if they’re asleep or not.”   For years, in addition to her…

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Warm Nightcap Drinks for Better Sleep

There’s wisdom to that time-worn tradition of having a cup of warm milk before going to bed. The amino acid tryptophan in cow’s milk helps sleepiness set in. Once you drink a cup, the tryptophan is converted to natural melatonin in the body, which helps regulate sleep so that you can drift into dreamland.  …

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Friday Football: Lighten Up Game Day Food

Cheer on your favorite team without leaning on the usual deep fried, carb-heavy, cheese-laden offerings.   The Case for Going Light   Many game day favorites include spicy food — take chili and chicken wings, for starters. Add pizza and fries, and that’s a recipe for disturbed sleep. If you’re eating heavier foods like this…

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Insider Story: Nurse and Athlete, Kelsey

Originally from Pennsylvania but now living in Atlanta, Kelsey Benson is constantly on the move, both at work—she’s an Emergency Room nurse—and in her free time, when she plays soccer, goes rock-climbing, and generally stays active.   What do you do for work? What are some specific interesting things that people might not know about…

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Nighttime Yoga Poses to Do in Bed for Better Sleep

If you’re looking for some Om in your home, and need to add a little Zen to your bedtime routine, try this yoga routine in your bed tonight.   “Nighttime yoga is a wonderful opportunity to unwind. It’s a way to quiet the mind and body to balance accumulated stress from the day,” says Ko…

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