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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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5 Hacks to Make RVs Feel Like Home

The glamour of the open road is exactly why you love traveling with your home on wheels – the spectacular sunsets, the roadside diners, the serendipity and possibility at every turn. But, you don’t want to rough it, do you? That’s why you have an RV and not a tent and backpack. You want your…

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Is Your Bedroom Décor Ruining Your Love Life?

Growing up in Africa, Bumi Lauren Kristen lived much of her life outdoors. When she moved to the U.S. to study architecture, she lived in what she called a “poky little apartment with few windows” in San Diego, and felt depressed. “Our surroundings do affect the way we feel and this is something we need…

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Country Living’s 2017 Lake House of the Year

Below includes original editorial content from Country Living.   According to Country Living Style Director Page Mullins, there’s only one nonnegotiable rule of lake house design: Don’t block the view. And that’s certainly understandable when you set foot on the waterfront property of the Country Living Lake House of the Year, a collaboration with Nashville…

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Tips for Surviving a Sleepover

Ah, the sleepover — staying up past bedtime, playing midnight pranks, gorging on snacks.   Just don’t count on a good night’s sleep, says Sasha Carr, a licensed psychologist and certified child and family sleep coach.   “It’s a little bit like, good luck,” says Carr, but there are some things parents can do to…

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Tips for Creating Sleep-Inducing Environments for Everyone in the House

This post is brought to you by Julia Marcum, one half of the DIY-loving duo behind the popular home blog, Chris Loves Julia. See more of their design style and renovation projects at www.ChrisLovesJulia.com.    Having renovated four different kinds of sleep spaces in our home over the last year, we learned that not everyone sleeps…

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Your Retirement Bedroom

Sometimes you get a second chance in life: A second career, a second home, a second marriage. Why not a second chance at your bedroom?   “Retirement is a time of transition, and an opportunity to release things that served you (or not) in your life, but are no longer important for the things you’ll…

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep at Mid-life

Spending most of your nights tossing and turning, or staring at the ceiling? You’re not alone. Quality sleep at midlife is elusive for many adults.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults in midlife and beyond should continue to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Yet a…

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Family Time Can Support Teens’ Sleep

Convincing a teen to spend time with mom or dad instead of the computer can be challenging, but it is worth the effort, researchers suggest. Teens who hang out with parents before bedtime tend to go to sleep earlier and get more Zzzs.   Previous research published in the journal Pediatrics has shown that many…

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HGTV Smart Home Designer Q&A

Bedrooms are our personal retreats to recharge and refresh; but, how does your bedroom’s design impact your sleep? We chatted with HGTV Smart Home designer, Tiffany Brooks, to uncover the key components of successful bedroom design used in this year’s HGTV Smart Home. 1.  Which HGTV Smart Home bedroom was your favorite to design, and…

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How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Folding a fitted sheet got your bedding in a bunch? We’re here to help! Here’s an easy breezy way to become an expert at folding fitted sheets.   Folding a fitted bed sheet can be challenging, unless done correctly. In this video, Sleep Number demonstrates the correct way to fold a fitted sheet, so your…

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