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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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2020 Holiday Gift Ideas

Make this year’s holiday season the coziest ever with these comfort additions — whether it’s a gift for yourself or your loved ones.   The 2020 holiday season is destined to look a little different, without the usual travel and large family gatherings. But as we’re mostly staying at home with our loved ones, it’s…

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Quiz: Which Sleepy Character Are You? And Which Bed Is Just Right?

Answer these 6 questions to find out which type of sleeper you are and how to improve your sleep and temperature during the night.   Getting quality sleep is vital for our health and well-being. Yet, we are all different when it comes to factors like ideal room temperature, mattress firmness and bedtime routines.  …

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From Head to Toe: How Sleep Temperature Affects Your Body

Temperature plays a major role in sleep quality. See how each part of your body reacts to temperature changes — and what you can do to get better quality sleep.   Fact: 83% of couples sleep too hot or too cold.* HEAD Head: Your brain sends signals to your body to sweat when you get…

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Revenge Sleep Procrastination

Pushing off sleep to squeeze more into your day? Read for insights on what this does to you, and ideas for more “me time”.   Busy all day with work and the kids? Then when the house is finally quiet, you stay up for hours reading or binge watching your favorite show? Now you’re running…

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What is Heart Rate Variability? Why you Should Measure HRV

Your HRV (heart rate variability) can help you optimize your body’s recovery time and reduce fatigue. This includes how your body copes with stress. Good news is, it’s not as hard to track anymore.   Don’t you just wish for a looking glass that can provide a glimpse of your state of mind, health and…

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What Does Your Brain Do While You Sleep?

What does your brain do when you sleep? Turns out, quite a lot.   Sleep stages occur in repetitive cycles throughout the night, keeping our brains busy. Each stage of sleep has its own brain activity patterns and plays a role in our physical, mental and emotional health. Brain patterns during REM sleep are more…

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Why Writing a To-Do List Can Improve Your Sleep

Worrying about what lies ahead can put a serious damper on our sleep.   Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way you can tackle those concerns: writing to-do lists.   The Benefits of Writing a To-Do List   Writing to-do lists provides more benefits than you may think. According to researchers, it helps relieve stress…

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The Expense of Sleep Deprivation

Our bodies recover faster and perform better with adequate sleep. We look better, feel better and make better decisions when we are well rested. But, sometime’s that’s easier said than done; especially during stressful times. What science tells us about sleep deprivation, plus things you can do to get more quality shut-eye.   But, the…

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It’s Not a Bed, It’s Like…Having a Virtual Assistant

Here’s how your bed can act like a virtual assistant for you.  Quality sleep keeps your brain working like a powerful assistant, helping you accomplish everything on your to-do list. And you don’t even need to pay a salary. You’ll never look at your Sleep Number bed the same…         Text version:…

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Teens Talk Better Sleep, and What It Takes to Get There

Kayla Bello, a Fuel Up To Play 60 National Youth Council member, knows the importance of a good night’s sleep for teens. Like typical freshmen, Bello had to adjust to earlier school start times and increasing demands of homework and extracurricular activities. “I used to wake up at 5 a.m. And sometimes I’d get home…

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