How Alcohol Messes With Your Sleep

Below includes original editorial content from The Huffington Post. ou may want to reconsider your nightly nightcap if your goal is solid slumber. Wine, beer and liquor can all help you fall asleep faster (or “shorten your sleep latency,” to use a more technical term), but experts agree that if you drink before bed, you’re…

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Should You Have a TV in the Bedroom?

To TV or not to TV… that is the question. How does your TV impact your sleep and what can you do to wind-down before bed? Many experts agree, including those from Web MD, that optimal sleep stems from having a peaceful bedroom environment, sans a TV. But let’s be real — many people have…

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How Sound Waves Boost Memory and Deep Sleep

Want to improve memory? Sleep and sound waves may help. According to a study published in Physiological Reviews, scientists now realize memories are made stronger during sleep because sleep helps consolidate memories. Think of it like this: When awake we encode memories. When asleep we strengthen them. It’s like buying some clothes and putting them…

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Birds Can Nap Mid-flight? Who Knew!

With the fall bird migration season in full swing, some of us may wonder how these amazing winged animals manage to cover such long distances without sleeping. Now scientists suggest that they may actually take in-flight naps. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers looked at great frigatebirds—large seabirds that nest…

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Sleeping for Two

Sleep like a baby, even when you’re expecting one. Take a look at the video below, created in partnership with The Huffington Post, to share how your sleep style changes as the baby develops.   Just like diet and exercise, sleep is unique to each person and important for optimal health. Sleep Number® beds adjust on each…

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Can Sleep Help You Understand Your Spouse?

“You just don’t understand me.” This is probably one of the most common accusations thrown during marital spats, when the emotional needs of one partner are misunderstood or neglected by the other. If you want to be a better mind reader, and become more in tune with your spouse’s emotions, you should sleep. Seriously. Among…

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Which State Sleeps the Longest?

Do you track your sleep? SleepIQ® technology gives you the inside track on how well you sleep each night, as well as giving personal insights into your sleep. Here at Sleep Number we believe in quality over quantity sleep. The choices we make during the day, such as what we consume, our activity/stress levels and…

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What We Can Learn about Sleep from Animals

Can animals offer insight into human sleep? Here are some fun facts you might not know about the similarities between animals’ sleeping habits and ours. Dogs Suffer from Narcolepsy, Too Research published in the journal Sleep looked at canines, mice, and humans who suffered from narcolepsy. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard…

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Resetting Your Kids’ Sleep Clock for Back to School

Kids struggling to get out of bed in the morning may not just be protesting going to school. A lax sleep schedule could be making mornings difficult—especially in the early fall. “Relaxed sleep schedules during the summer significantly distort the circadian rhythm in children,” says Dr. Jared Heathman, a psychiatrist at Your Family Psychiatrist in…

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