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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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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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Quality Sleep Helps Prosthetist Overcome Obstacles (Episode III)

This is the third video in a three-part series giving an inside look at the importance of quality sleep for those who care for others.     “The lifestyle that I have, it all starts and ends with sleep. None of the other things happen without good quality rest,” said Ronnie Dickson, Prosthetist and Sleep…

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Quality Sleep for This Wisconsin Dairy Farmer (Episode II)

This is the second video in a three-part series giving an inside look at the importance of quality sleep for those who care for others.     “When you spend your whole day taking care of others, it’s really important to take care of yourself,” said Zoey Brooks Nelson, a dairy farmer and Sleep Number…

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Tired? 9 Lifestyle Changes to Increase Energy

Once you’ve ruled out a medical problem by seeing your doctor and assessed how many hours of quality sleep you’re getting per night, you may need to make some lifestyle changes to increase your energy levels. In the meantime, focusing on the following nine tips for good energy may help reverse feelings of exhaustion.  …

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Quality Sleep is Essential for North Country Midwife (Episode I)

This is the first video in a three-part series giving an inside look at the importance of quality sleep for those who care for others.      “Having my batteries recharged helps me be what the mamas and the babies need me to be,” said Sunday Smith, a certified nurse-midwife and Sleep Number bed owner….

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How To Understand And Honor Your Circadian Rhythm

Confused about what role your circadian rhythm plays in helping you sleep better and wake up energized? Keep reading for more on what it is and how to track it to improve your sleep quality, boost immunity and regulate metabolism.   If groggy mornings and sleepless nights are the norm for you, it’s time to…

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Bedding Guide to Help Those Who Sleep Hot or Cold

What you put on your bed can hinder or enhance your sleep quality. Believe it or not, your bedding may be to blame for your nighttime sweats and chills.   Self-proclaimed hot sleeper Kristen Hicks makes reducing heat at night a priority, otherwise insomnia sets in for her.   “It’s less about when I crawl…

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