So THAT’S Where The Phrase ‘Sleep Tight’ Comes From

Have you ever wondered why we say, “Sleep tight!” before nodding off? Despite how it sounds, it has to do with the evolution of the bed, not the quality of a bedtime tuck. From the beginning of history, humans have slept on piles of, well, anything, to put some distance between themselves and the critters…

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Are You Too Tired to Diet?

The chocolate cake or the carrot? The cookie or the box of raisins? Making choices isn’t so simple. They require willpower – and willpower requires other resources. Could sleep be your new super power? Consumer magazines would have you believe losing weight is only about making healthier choices. If you’re craving something healthy, why not…

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From Rocky Beginning to Restful Bliss: Katelyn and Bryan’s Story

First impressions are important. But fate has a way of overcoming even the worst initial encounters. Katelyn and Bryan Hendrickson got hitched a year ago. The couple shares a home in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where they are raising two kids. They both love camping and fishing. They seem well matched. Their first meeting, however,…

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How College Students Can Manage Time to Get More Sleep

College life can be tough: all the studying, working and partying leave little room for sleep. No wonder 50 percent of college students feel sleepy during the day and 70 percent don’t get enough Zzzs, according to Nature and Science of Sleep. (You read that right – 70 percent!) Brushing up on time-management skills can…

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Checklist: Does Your Bed Do That?

Why your current mattress is probably archaic & you’re missing out on some seriously smart slumber. Considering you spend one-third of your life in BED, our question is:  Why on earth are you still sleeping on innerspring technology created 200 years ago (no joke), or on a slab of foam that just lies there?! One…

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The Hunt For Today’s Most Sleep-Friendly Home

This post is sponsored by Sleep Number. The hunt for a good night’s sleep has gone digital, which is unsurprising considering a full 35 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. From classic sleep saboteurs like indoor allergens and pollen, to their modern counterparts like phone screens and noise pollution, there are endless ways we…

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How to Battle Mid-life Insomnia

Do you suddenly find yourself wide awake at 3 a.m., or tossing and turning half the night before sleep finds you? Men and women ages 40 to 60 may have some degree of mid-life sleep woes due to stress, hormones and family and work worries that turn sleep into an elusive pursuit. Hopefully, some of…

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The Perfect Temperature for Sleeping

Temperature has a profound affect on sleep. Too hot and you’ll wake up sweating. Too cold and you’ll shiver yourself awake. So what’s the right thermostat setting for solid sleeping? And what else can you do to maintain an optimal temperature throughout the night? Read on. Your brain and body temperature Your brain regulates your…

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Good Sleep Starts Before Bedtime

This post is brought to you by FitFluential.  It begins much earlier in your day. Your entire lifestyle affects your sleep. Your diet, your habits – they all tie together to either help you sleep … or to keep you lying awake at night, wondering what to do for better sleep. By making a few…

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