Posts by Sleep Number

What is Heart Rate Variability? Why you Should Measure HRV

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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 for This Wisconsin Dairy Farmer (Episode II)

Woman bottle feeding cow.

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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6 Sleep Tips from Home DIY Experts ChrisLovesJulia

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“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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Go to Bed Mad!

Man sitting on the edge of a bed with head resting in left hand.

“Never go to bed mad.”   These five words are among the most common relationship advice couples get.   But is it true?   According to couples therapists, that answer isn’t so simple.   Yes, Peace Reigns   “It’s not good to go to bed furious at each other,” says Sherry Amatenstein, a New York…

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What Does Your Brain Do While You Sleep?

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What does your brain do when you sleep? Turns out, quite a lot.   Sleep stages occur in repetitive cycles throughout the night, keeping our brains busy. Each stage of sleep has its own brain activity patterns and plays a role in our physical, mental and emotional health. Brain patterns during REM sleep are more…

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Trade Up Your Breakfast With Pudding

Chia seed pudding in glass container with granola and blueberries on top.

Starting your morning with a healthy breakfast can reduce hunger all day long, boost energy, and help you make healthy choices throughout the day, according to the Mayo Clinic. Going to bed knowing your breakfast is already made also sets you up for a good night’s sleep.   But in the interest of eating healthy…

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The Expense of Sleep Deprivation

Infographic detailing the effects of sleep deprivation including high blood pressure, stress, depression, memory and performance issues, weight gain, and skin damage.

Our bodies recover faster and perform better with adequate sleep. We look better, feel better and make better decisions when we are well rested. But, sometime’s that’s easier said than done; especially during stressful times. What science tells us about sleep deprivation, plus things you can do to get more quality shut-eye.   But, the…

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4 Ways to Increase Mental Resilience for Better Sleep

Some people make and revise endless to-do lists. Others find themselves going down the rabbit hole of “what-ifs,” or they can’t help thinking of things they haven’t dealt with yet.   A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates 30% of American adults fail to get enough sleep each night and that…

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