So THAT’S Where The Phrase ‘Sleep Tight’ Comes From

Have you ever wondered why we say, “Sleep tight!” before nodding off? Despite how it sounds, it has to do with the evolution of the bed, not the quality of a bedtime tuck. From the beginning of history, humans have slept on piles of, well, anything, to put some distance between themselves and the critters…

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Checklist: Does Your Bed Do That?

Why your current mattress is probably archaic & you’re missing out on some seriously smart slumber. Considering you spend one-third of your life in BED, our question is:  Why on earth are you still sleeping on innerspring technology created 200 years ago (no joke), or on a slab of foam that just lies there?! One…

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The Hunt For Today’s Most Sleep-Friendly Home

This post is sponsored by Sleep Number. The hunt for a good night’s sleep has gone digital, which is unsurprising considering a full 35 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. From classic sleep saboteurs like indoor allergens and pollen, to their modern counterparts like phone screens and noise pollution, there are endless ways we…

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“Chill Out, Honey”… Summer Sleep Battles

Turns out 75% of couples don’t agree on what temperature their bedroom should be. What’s comfy to one isn’t to the other. Sound familiar? Beyond bickering, recent data shows how ‟hot under the collar” this topic makes many of you (see what we did there ;)). Read on for ways to sleep better together this…

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Have a Leg Up: Benefits of Sleeping with Pillow Between Legs

While they’re primarily marketed for it, pillows aren’t just for your head. You can use pillows to support yourself below the waist, too. In fact, research suggests placing a pillow between the knees can relieve pain and lead to a more restful night’s sleep. Ready to learn more? We spoke to Pete Bils, Sleep Number…

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How Night Owls Can Thrive in a 9 to 5 World

People who function best at night may find it tough to navigate a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. world that seems designed for morning people. Even the smell of freshly brewed coffee or the taste of the best croissants in town may not alleviate the groggy, uncomfortable feeling of early-morning disorientation and the unrelenting desire…

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Yes, This Happens To Your Body While You Sleep

It’s Monday morning, you’re tired and already thinking about the weekend. The workload seems to be unbearable; and instead of the normal 40 hours you put in during the week, you’re now stuck putting in overtime. Little did you know, your body puts in overtime as well; except it’s constant, 24/7, 365 days a year. Which leads…

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How Sleep Could Affect Your Genetics

Scientists have long believed that you can’t pass on environmental changes to your body to your children. Pumping iron at the gym doesn’t pass those muscles on to children. Similarly, a love of coconut water doesn’t mean a newborn will inherit that preference. But evidence from a new scientific field called epigenetics, which is the…

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The Secret to Becoming an Early Morning Exerciser

Below includes original editorial content from MyFitnessPal. You’ve heard of those people who get out of bed with a pep in their step — no caffeine necessary — and tackle the day head-on. They even get in a workout when most of us are still tucked snuggly in our beds, then they eat a well-balanced…

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Improve Sleep Naturally: Better Sleep Month 2017

It doesn’t matter if you’re well slept, or super tired. We all have a story about sleep’s impact on our lives. To celebrate May’s National Better Sleep Month we want to hear from you. Share your sleep story, learn how to improve sleep naturally, and understand why sleep is important to you and your family.…

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