How Alcohol Messes With Your Sleep

Below includes original editorial content from The Huffington Post. ou may want to reconsider your nightly nightcap if your goal is solid slumber. Wine, beer and liquor can all help you fall asleep faster (or “shorten your sleep latency,” to use a more technical term), but experts agree that if you drink before bed, you’re…

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The Essential Books to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle

This month at Sleep Number, we’re focusing on healthy living. Three of our brand ambassadors have shared their book recommendations along with their insights as to why you might want to read them. Topics range from healthy eating to a native Mexican tribes’ ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. We hope…

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Enter the Holiday Sweepstakes!

You could win it all! Enter our Holiday Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Sleep Number® i8 bed and bedding package valued at over $4,500. Enter for a chance to win here. Sleep Number® Holiday Sweepstakes Grand Prize includes: Queen Sleep Number® i8 mattress and modular base set with SleepIQ Technology Queen Total Protection…

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What is Hygge?

What is the popular Hygge Danish craze and can it help you sleep & feel better? Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness and contentment that has caught on big time. In Denmark, where winters are long, days are short, and living space compact, hygge (pronounced somewhere between hoo-guh and hue-guh) has become almost a…

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Should You Have a TV in the Bedroom?

To TV or not to TV… that is the question. How does your TV impact your sleep and what can you do to wind-down before bed? Many experts agree, including those from Web MD, that optimal sleep stems from having a peaceful bedroom environment, sans a TV. But let’s be real — many people have…

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How Sound Waves Boost Memory and Deep Sleep

Want to improve memory? Sleep and sound waves may help. According to a study published in Physiological Reviews, scientists now realize memories are made stronger during sleep because sleep helps consolidate memories. Think of it like this: When awake we encode memories. When asleep we strengthen them. It’s like buying some clothes and putting them…

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Restoring Dignity After a Hurricane

You saw it. Read about it. Know someone impacted. Or lived through it yourself. Hundreds of thousands of people are now homeless or displaced due to hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria. So now what? What does the “rebuild” process look like for these communities long after the media attention dies down? And, what can we…

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How Sleep Helps Fight the Flu

What’s the best way to naturally ward off the flu? And, how much sleep do you need? Chicken broth can feel comforting when you’re laid up with the flu, but the best medicine you can give a body battling influenza is even simpler: sleep. Did you know, it can actually take 2 to 3 times…

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How Alcohol Affected His Sleep

For Matt Ystad, having access to his sleep metrics has led him to change some behaviors. When Matt and Carrie Ystad bought a Sleep Number bed last year, they never imagined it would make them count more than sheep as they drifted off to sleep. But the mattress the Minneapolis couple purchased came equipped with…

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His Pain Is Chronic, But Sleep Offers Relief

Former servicemember James Guglielmoni has suffered numerous accidents and undergone several surgeries. But good sleep keeps his attitude up and, he says, his pain manageable. James Guglielmoni doesn’t take himself too seriously. He laughs a lot. He enjoys life. He doesn’t dwell on painful things. Which might surprise some people, because Guglielmoni is also often…

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