Sleep & Performance Posts

How College Students Can Manage Time to Get More Sleep

College life can be tough: all the studying, working and partying leave little room for sleep. No wonder 50 percent of college students feel sleepy during the day and 70 percent don’t get enough Zzzs, according to Nature and Science of Sleep. (You read that right – 70 percent!) Brushing up on time-management skills can…

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The Perfect Temperature for Sleeping

Temperature has a profound affect on sleep. Too hot and you’ll wake up sweating. Too cold and you’ll shiver yourself awake. So what’s the right thermostat setting for solid sleeping? And what else can you do to maintain an optimal temperature throughout the night? Read on. Your brain and body temperature Your brain regulates your…

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Podcast: Respect Sleep: Business Mogul Says

Success in the entrepreneurial world requires quick decision making and attention to ever-changing trends. Making sure you get the right amount of sleep at night—whether it’s 7, 8 or 9 hours—is vital to be at your best. Listen as a business mogul chats with Arianna Huffington about his respect for sleep and his love for technology. This episode…

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Can Sleep Help You Learn a New Language

If you are planning a vacation abroad this summer, you may choose to brush up on your French, German or Spanish. To supercharge your cramming process, research suggests more Zzzs. Sleep seems to help carve foreign language words into your memory, according to a study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. Scientists at the University…

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How Sleep Improved His Game: Golden State Warriors Star Andre Iguodala

Do you ever wake up feeling restless? Some factors could include going to bed too late, napping too long, or even consuming caffeine during the day — later than you should’ve. Listen as Golden State Warriors star Andre Iguodala chats with Arianna Huffington to share some of the lifestyle changes he has made to better…

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10Xers’ Secret To Achieving Next-Level Productivity Doesn’t Cost A Thing

This post is sponsored by Sleep Number. The average adult brain needs about seven to eight hours of sleep every night to function at maximum capacity. And yet founders Steve Jobs and Jack Dorsey built their empires with little to no help from a good night’s rest, and many powerful people (including the U.S. president)…

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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 full…

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Happy Couples Sleep More Soundly

They say that marriage can be good for your health. Studies such as one in the Journal of Family Issues show that long-term couples are less likely to suffer from cancer, heart attacks and even dementia. And it looks like quality counts. “We know a lot about how bad relationships are bad for our health,…

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Go Slow, Do More? More Breaks Could Mean Better Productivity

Do you really have to work insanely long hours to achieve success? Not according to Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, founder of the Restful Company and author of “Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.” For rest that helps you be more productive, Pang offers the following insights and tips. Pang is not unfamiliar…

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Improve Your Life with Better Sleep

Sleep is important, but there are a lot of things that stand in the way between you and getting a great night’s sleep. That’s why we’re bringing you the facts about common sleep issues and how our customers have found relief thanks to their Sleep Number® beds. Back Pain Did you know 80 percent of…

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