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Crocodiles Can Nap With One Eye Open

Crocodiles can sleep with one eye open, a recent study suggests. Researchers suspect that parts of crocodile brains remain vigilant during sleep. John Lesku of La Trobe University and his team filmed young saltwater crocodiles in a tank over a 24-hour period and saw that they typically slept with both eyes closed. But in the…

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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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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 make sure…

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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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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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The Risks of Sleeping with Makeup On

Whether it’s overtime at the office or a late-night bachelorette party, almost every woman has crawled into bed too exhausted to wash off her makeup. “Sleeping with makeup once in a while probably isn’t going to hurt anybody too badly,” says Dr. Jessica Krant, dermatology professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City,…

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Sleep Tips for Mature Adults

Not sleeping like a baby anymore? Being a boomer can mean a number of sleep issues, according to the American Association of Sleep Technologists. There are many possible reasons sleep changes as we get older, reports the National Institutes of Health. Aging, for example, may alter the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates our…

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The Science Behind Napping, and How to Make It a Habit

If you’re feeling stressed, fatigued, or have had an emotional day, taking a nap may help push the reset button and clear your mind. Research suggests there are many health benefits to taking that nap — for example, naps may even make you smarter. Here’s a closer look at the science behind napping and tips…

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