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Is Sleep-Storming the New Brainstorming?

Ever have a dream so vivid you thought you were watching a movie? Hollywood director James Cameron did, and that dream inspired the movie character and film of the same name, “The Terminator.”   Or consider the famous Rolling Stones song, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Keith Richards not only dreamed the opening verse one…

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BIOMETRICS COMES TO NFL: WHAT FINGERPRINTS CAN DO

When Seattle Seahawks’ fans descend upon CenturyLink Field this season, they’ll be able to skip the concession lines thanks to biometrics. They won’t have to spend 20 minutes shushing hungry kids in line or fumble for their IDs to buy beer. Instead, they can scan their fingerprint in a separate checkout lane and instantly pay…

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3 Things You Can’t Do in Your Sleep

Some things we can’t do in our sleep are obvious, like cook a meal or run a marathon (unless you can, and then we, and many sleep researchers, would like to hear from you).   Other things that sleep prevents aren’t so obvious. If you can walk in your sleep, talk in your sleep, and…

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Video: Quality Sleep Keeps a Park Ranger on a Quest

Sailor, Surfer and Park Manager – Jim Wilson grew up on the ocean. After thirty years studying turtles and shore-birds, quality sleep has become a crucial resource in a life devoted to conservation. Content by Sleep Number®.      WATCH THE REST OF THIS VIDEO SERIES: Video: The Importance of Healthy Sleep for Star Chasing…

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Healthy Sleep’s Role in North America’s Last Frontier

The night sky has been a constant throughout the life of horseback adventure guide Missy Cantrell. After leaving her life in the city behind, she spends long days and late nights traversing the rugged, beautiful mountains of Fort Davis – where quality sleep on her Sleep Number® bed keeps her on the path of exploration….

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Insider Story: Managing Back Pain

Former servicemember James Guglielmoni was sleeping horribly.  He had suffered numerous accidents and undergone several surgeries which left him in chronic pain. “Our old bed was seven years old and had canyons in it,” he jokes. “Once you fell in one, you could barely get out of bed.”  Getting back pain under control was crucial…

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Star Photographer Captures The Night Thanks To Sleep

From the top of active volcanoes to the bottom of star-lit canyons, photographer Mike Mezeul knows what it takes to find that perfect shot of the night sky, and how quality sleep fuels his passion.  Content by Sleep Number®.      WATCH THE REST OF THIS VIDEO SERIES: Video: PART TWO COMING SOON Video: PART…

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How Does Lack of Sleep Affect Workout Performance?

Exercise is important. Sleep is important. The two together play such a big role in your health, and are incredibly intertwined. While the adage of “rise and grind” is certainly motivating, should you really be rising and grinding if that means sacrificing your sleep?   When it comes to exercise, (like HIIT – High Intensity…

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STUDENTS FEEL HELPLESS: WHY SLEEP GETS AN ‘F’

“I have a student that was a fourth grader last year who was continuously disrespectful in class and did not care about doing any work. He would often sit and put his head down. Discipline did not seem to help. One day he was spending his recess with me as a consequence, and I started…

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Technology is Making Football Safer

According to Statista, the average NFL career lasts just 3.3 years. Why not try to maximize the quality of that time? The added focus on safety and technology is having a positive impact on how athletes perform on — and off — the field.   Technology in Football   When you’re watching football on TV,…

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5 Ways to Help Your Pet Sleep Better

Did you know cats can snooze 15 to 20 hours a day? Like their wild counterparts, who hunt at night when prey is easiest to catch, house cats might find their sleep habits tied to that evolution. This may explain why your cat sometimes races up and down the hallway in the middle of the…

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