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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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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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Ha-Ha-Holiday Humor to Lighten the Season

Neck-deep in cookie dough, decorations and crazy family members — the holiday season is upon us. If you’re worried that holiday stress may keep you from getting a good night’s sleep, a little giggle may help ease the tension. As one saying goes, “Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle!” Here are some holiday quotes…

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How to Get Your Kids to Sleep During the Holidays

For many children, winter holidays are their favorite time of year. But all the excitement that comes with special traditions, festive decorations, extra candy and time off school can make it tough for parents to get them to sleep.   A few things can help, such as sticking to the kids’ regular routine as much…

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To-Do List a Mile Long? Go to Bed.

If you’re staying up late because there’s too much on your plate, you may want to reconsider your strategy.   Research suggests people get more done when they’re refreshed, so cutting corners on sleep can be counterproductive.   “A good night of sleep is restorative, both physically and mentally,” says Jonathan Alpert, a sleep expert…

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Is Your Home Guest-Ready for the Holidays?

When out-of-town family descends on your home this season, don’t let poor sleeping conditions ruin the happy anticipation and warm feelings.   Kids, parents and other family members … sleeping bags, a pullout sofa in the den. A house full of guests sometimes requires pulling out old quilts and past-their-prime pillows.   In the movies,…

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