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6 Surprising Foods that Make You Sleepy

No, turkey is not (fully) to blame   Yes, the big bird can make you tired, explains Bils, but a lot of it has to do with everything else on the Thanksgiving table.   “Turkey, along with a lot of foods, supplies an essential amino aci

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6 Surprising Foods that Make You Sleepy

No, turkey is not (fully) to blame   Yes, the big bird can make you tired, explains Bils, but a lot of it has to do with everything else on the Thanksgiving table.   “Turkey, along with a lot of foods, supplies an essential amino acid,” he says. “It’s something your body needs but can’t…

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INSIDER STORY: Retired Navy Captain & Rodeo Photographer

For thirty years, Eva Scofield served in the U.S. Navy, working her way up to the rank of Captain. “It was supposed to be four years, but it didn’t work out that way,” she says with a chuckle. When she first started, women weren’t allowed on ships, so she worked in shore command with a…

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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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6 Surprising Foods that Make You Sleepy

No, turkey is not (fully) to blame   Yes, the big bird can make you tired, explains Bils, but a lot of it has to do with everything else on the Thanksgiving table.   “Turkey, along with a lot of foods, supplies an essential amino acid,” he says. “It’s something your body needs but can’t…

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3 Things You Can’t Do in Your Sleep

Some things we can’t do in our sleep are obvious, like cook a meal or run a marathon (unless you can, and then we, and many sleep researchers, would like to hear from you).   Other things that sleep prevents aren’t so obvious. If you can walk in your sleep, talk in your sleep, and…

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Science Behind Football Superstitions

“One offensive tackle insisted on being the last one on the team to eat his pregame meal. A running back required that his left ankle be taped before the trainer could touch his right ankle,” tells NFL author Michael McCormack, who lives outside of Seattle, Washington, and is the son of NFL player and coach…

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Insider Story: Doing it the Wright way

Evan Wright is looking for a better way to do things. When he was fresh out of college, he wrote and published a book of consumer advice. “It talked about the best way to buy things you might be looking for,” Evan says. One of his biggest tips: “Always be aware of seasonality. Buy your…

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Goals and Sleep Wisdom from Olympic Gold Medalist

    Like diet and exercise, quality sleep is essential for optimal health and performance. Because everyone’s sleep needs are different, Sleep Number 360® smart beds, with SleepIQ® technology inside, sense your movements and automatically adjust firmness, comfort and support to keep you both sleeping comfortably. Find your Sleep Number® setting for your best possible night’s sleep.  

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Video: Quality Sleep Keeps a Park Ranger on a Quest

Sailor, Surfer and Park Manager – Jim Wilson grew up on the ocean. After thirty years studying turtles and shore-birds, quality sleep has become a crucial resource in a life devoted to conservation. Content by Sleep Number®.      WATCH THE REST OF THIS VIDEO SERIES: Video: The Importance of Healthy Sleep for Star Chasing…

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How Quality Sleep Can Be a Game Changer for NFL & You

Football fan or not, quality sleep can be a game changer.  Sleep Number VP of Sleep Science, Pete Bils discusses how Sleep Number® is partnering with the NFL to make quality sleep a game changer for the Minnesota Vikings.   “We know 30-35% of Americans get six hours of sleep or less every night because…

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Insider Story: Hanging with Big Dogs

Andrea Starn’s current dog, a Saint Bernard named Bogie, is a bit small compared to some of his predecessors—he’s a mere 160 pounds. Before Bogie, an English Mastiff named Strider, was 175 pounds, and might have hit 200 if not for some health issues, and Peanut, who was the runt of her litter, yet still…

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