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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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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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Father’s Day Feels: 12 Heart-Melting Photos of Daddy-Baby Naptime

These are what parenting dreams are made of. We partnered with The Huffington Post to bring you 12 ridiculously cute pictures of babies and their daddies, sound asleep.   Officially hooked? Click to view the adorable photos of dads and their babies via The Huffington Post’s full article.   Setting aside the cuteness of these…

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Need More Sleep? Try A Different Paint!

When it comes to getting high-quality rest, color matters.   Experts recommend paying attention to the hues in your room so you can relax more and help your brain achieve better and more restful sleep.   In fact, a 2013 Travelodge study from the United Kingdom found that Britons with blue walls slept 7 hours…

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Host a Sleep-Themed Movie Marathon From the Comfort of Your Bed

What happens when we close our eyes – in our minds and beyond our consciousness – has inspired, fascinated and troubled screenwriters and directors for decades, resulting in a whole genre of film: the sleep-themed movie.   We’ve culled the archives to come up with a collection of sleep-themed films for a cozy, at-home movie…

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