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How to Disinfect Your Pillow

If you've recently been sick, or want to clean your bedroom, people have asked us how to disinfect their pillows.   Wash your hands, wipe the doorknobs — that's common advice for keeping germs at bay when the flu virus hits, or at least helpi

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How to Disinfect Your Pillow

If you’ve recently been sick, or want to clean your bedroom, people have asked us how to disinfect their pillows.   Wash your hands, wipe the doorknobs — that’s common advice for keeping germs at bay when the flu virus hits, or at least helping contain a breakout. But surfaces aren’t the only place flu…

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6 Sleep Tips from Home DIY Experts ChrisLovesJulia

“The business is running smoother, the projects are getting done, the kids are happy, and we have a good night’s rest to thank,” said-Julia Marcum, influential home design DIYers behind the popular @ChrisLovesJulia business.   With jam-packed daily schedules, these home design DIY entrepreneurs need quality sleep to ensure they can lead their business, show…

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Focus on Quality Sleep During the Pandemic

Ever heard the saying, “Sleep is the best medicine?” A similar worded proverb exists in almost every culture — and for good reason.   Sleep is an important pillar of a strong immune system. It’s nature’s way of helping your body fend off attackers — something we all need right now during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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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 health & wellness, relationships and sleep science with an eye toward helping you get QUALITY sleep. On this site you'll find smart, caring, authentic stories that help you improve your days and your nights.

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2020 Holiday Gift Ideas

Make this year’s holiday season the coziest ever with these comfort additions — whether it’s a gift for yourself or your loved ones.   The 2020 holiday season is destined to look a little different, without the usual travel and large family gatherings. But as we’re mostly staying at home with our loved ones, it’s…

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Why Everyday Athletes Need Sleep for Better Workouts

Six sleep-boosting steps that can make your workouts more effective.   It’s true: Quality sleep can make or break an athlete’s performance. Whether you’re tackling an event like a marathon or simply want to exercise more consistently, it all starts and ends with your shut-eye.   We have compiled six sleep-boosting steps that can make…

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Quiz: Which Sleepy Character Are You? And Which Bed Is Just Right?

Answer these 6 questions to find out which type of sleeper you are and how to improve your sleep and temperature during the night.   Getting quality sleep is vital for our health and well-being. Yet, we are all different when it comes to factors like ideal room temperature, mattress firmness and bedtime routines.  …

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Immune Boosting Snacks for Feeling And Sleeping Better

Turn these 5 immune-boosting kitchen staples into tasty snacks that promote well-being and quality sleep.   Looking for ways to naturally boost your immune system? The easiest and tastiest way, of course, is through the foods we eat and the quality of sleep we get.   Most of you have likely read or heard about…

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A Sweet, Spiced Cookie to Help You Sleep

These sweet, spiced cookies have two all-star ingredients, tart cherries and chamomile, that promote better quality sleep.   If you often find yourself craving something sweet after dinner, here’s some good news: While it’s not a great idea to eat a big slice of cake just before bedtime or polish off an entire pint of…

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From Head to Toe: How Sleep Temperature Affects Your Body

Temperature plays a major role in sleep quality. See how each part of your body reacts to temperature changes — and what you can do to get better quality sleep.   Fact: 83% of couples sleep too hot or too cold.* HEAD Head: Your brain sends signals to your body to sweat when you get…

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Revenge Sleep Procrastination

Pushing off sleep to squeeze more into your day? Read for insights on what this does to you, and ideas for more “me time”.   Busy all day with work and the kids? Then when the house is finally quiet, you stay up for hours reading or binge watching your favorite show? Now you’re running…

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What is Heart Rate Variability? Why you Should Measure HRV

Your HRV (heart rate variability) can help you optimize your body’s recovery time and reduce fatigue. This includes how your body copes with stress. Good news is, it’s not as hard to track anymore.   Don’t you just wish for a looking glass that can provide a glimpse of your state of mind, health and…

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