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How to Declutter Your Room | Get Rid of Clutter (part 4)

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week,” states a Spanish proverb. In the bedroom, thoughts and worries about tomorrow can sabotage a restful night’s sleep. If your bedroom is cluttered with half-read books or heaps of unfolded laundry, your journey toward a peaceful tomorrow is that much more difficult. “Mess causes stress,” says…

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Friday Football: Lighten Up Game Day Food

Cheer on your favorite team without leaning on the usual deep fried, carb-heavy, cheese-laden offerings.   The Case for Going Light   Many game day favorites include spicy food — take chili and chicken wings, for starters. Add pizza and fries, and that’s a recipe for disturbed sleep. If you’re eating heavier foods like this…

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It’s Time for Bed: Resetting Your Nighttime Routine

We all know opposites attract, but how well do they sleep at night? If you currently share your bed with a living, breathing being, you can commiserate. One person is too hot, the other too cold. Throw two kids, a 60 lb. yellow lab, and demanding work schedules into the mix and you can imagine…

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Surprise Kids With New Family Game Night Location

These simple bedroom-based games will bring your whole gang together for a fun bonding activity on a rainy morning or a quiet night in — no tables (or tablets) required.   Charades   Little prep is required for this timeless classic. Invite the kids to get in their pajamas (or if it’s a rainy morning,…

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Book Club: 7 Books That Bring Summertime to Life

For some it means days spent on the beach or in the surf. For others, summer is synonymous with America’s favorite pastime — baseball. These novels and non-fiction books evoke the spirit of the season in all its hot, humid and hazy glory. Just grab a beach chair and start reading.   Dandelion Wine: Famous…

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DIY Outdoor Family Game Night

There’s no need to break the bank getting new equipment. Instead, let your creativity bloom with just a few household items. These games will get everyone moving and ready for a good night’s sleep.   Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling   Create your own nighttime backyard bowling alley with glowing water bottles as pins. Fill up 10 same-size…

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The Upsides of a Summer Staycation

“Sometimes it’s nice to stop and just appreciate all you have around you,” says Jessica Cordova Wilson.   The Wilson family lives in Southern California but, “we’re always so busy with life that we don’t get to enjoy all the perks of living here,” she comments.   Instead of their customary out-of-state vacations, the family…

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Pets of Sleep Number: Dog Days of Summer

At Sleep Number, we love our pets. Scroll down to see some of our favorite Sleep Number bed owner’s dogs.    Want to have your pet featured? Do they like sleeping with you?  Do they have their own Sleep Number® setting?   Follow us on Instagram and share a photo of your Sleep Number pet using the hashtag…

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Family Time to Stop Summer Brain Drain

Teachers warn students about summer brain drain, recommending summer reading or online tutorials. Research supports this, showing many school-age children lose math and literacy knowledge over the summer break.   Adults may not face the same cyclical challenges, but research shows they too can benefit from stopping their own brain drain, which may help stave…

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3 Bedtime Conversation Starters

Under the sheets, and heads on your pillow is sometimes the only quiet quality time among the hubbub of work, kids, and otherwise busy lives. If bedtime is the only time you have to reconnect with your partner, take advantage of that, says celebrity love architect and matchmaker Kailen Rosenberg, author of Real Love, Right…

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Being a Working Mom, Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, talks to Arianna Huffington about the best working mom advice she’s received, how she makes time for sleep and meditation to stay productive, and more. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number.     Like diet and exercise, quality sleep is essential for optimal health and performance. Because everyone’s…

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