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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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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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Kids Left But Their Stuff Hasn’t | Get Rid of Clutter (part 3)

When Laura Matthews relocated from New England to Southern California after her kids had grown, she was caught off-guard when her daughter said she didn’t want a couch Matthews treasured. “Taste isn’t hereditary, apparently,” she muses. But working through her feelings brought Matthews a sense of peace about the whole process of downsizing. She says,…

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How to Organize Papers | Get Rid of Clutter (part 1)

For many, it’s the desktops, file cabinets, and those dreaded attic bins that overflow with the most intimidating clutter category — paper. Concerns about identity theft, fears of an IRS audit, and the constant appearance of new bills, manuals and records conspire to make paperwork a major challenge. Heather Poduska, a business coach based in…

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5-Step Prep for Springing Forward During Daylight Saving Time

Every spring we lose an hour of sleep and walk around like zombies. It turns out that boosting the quality of your sleep in the days leading up to Daylight Saving Time can make all the difference.

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DIY Bedroom Terrariums

“Terrariums are super-easy to make and incredibly low maintenance,” Peggy Wang writes on BuzzFeed. You’ll need a glass container, pebbles or rocks to cover the bottom, activated charcoal to prevent mold, a layer of potting soil, and the plant(s). Plants in the bedroom can improve air quality and health, according to Sleep Number’s The Beginner’s…

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Love Game Qs to Ask Your Partner: Sean & Catherine Lowe Share Theirs

Who wakes up first in the morning? Who’s the most likely to wake up grumpy in the morning? Who will be the first to fall asleep tonight? Who steals the cover’s more? Who gets better SleepIQ® technology scores in the Sleep Number bed? Who snores louder? Who’s the bigger risk taker? Who takes the longer…

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3 World Stage Movies to Watch in Bed

“Miracle:” In the 1980 Winter World Stage in Lake Placid, New York, many people didn’t think the young U.S. men’s hockey team could defeat the dominant Soviets—except for Herb Brooks, the team’s head coach, played by Kurt Russell in this 2004 docudrama. The movie depicts the formation, struggles and shocking victory of the U.S. men’s…

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Chat with HGTV® Dream Home Designer, Brian Patrick Flynn

How many HGTV homes have you designed? 2018 is the 22nd annual HGTV® Dream Home. I’m the interior designer of eight different HGTV homes so far.   You describe using “livable modernism” design in this year’s HGTV Dream Home 2018. What does that mean? Livable modernism is surrounding yourself with things that are necessary, but…

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Colors and Mood: The Hidden Power Room Color Has on Mood

Chelsea, a small business owner, paints the walls of her studio green.   “I find it very soothing,” she says. She also dots the space with plants. “Having that greenery invokes a sense of nature and has a calming effect.”   Mood and color psychology research finds the colors of your surroundings impact your emotions…

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Book Club: Holiday Gift Recommendations from Sleep Number Team Members

Three Sleep Number team members share recommendations of books to give as gifts. These books evoke nostalgia, love, and fantasy for adults and kids. What type of books do you love to read? To gift? We hope these picks pull at your reading heartstrings, and spark some helpful gifting ideas.   The St. Paul Stories…

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