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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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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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6 Top Stories of 2019

In 2019 you were very curious about sleep and its impact on your health & wellness. We hope we helped answer your questions. Here, we revisit six top stories from Sleep Number’s Hello. Good Night. blog. 5 Tips for Falling Asleep Faster Brought to you by featured guest blogger, Katie Bower, author and founder of…

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Do Sheet Thread Counts Really Matter?

One of the most common ways people choose sheets is based on thread count — but that’s misleading, says Jessica Basten, bedding buyer for Sleep Number. The thread count myth holds that only thread count, and the higher the better, matters. That’s simply not the case, Basten says. “Thread count is only part of the…

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Is Sleeping With the Window Open Better for Your Health?

For Rachel Hassard, fall is one of her favorite seasons. But even more than football games and hot apple ciders, Hassard, 34, looks forward to fall so she can indulge in one of her favorite comforts — sleeping with the window open. “My apartment gets so hot, so I love having a cool breeze come…

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6 Surprising Ways Teens Are Affected by Lack of Sleep

Sure, we know our moods are worse when we’re tired. But what other things does poor sleep impact with teens? At 7:30 a.m. on an average school day, many of Jacquelyn McKinney-Lynch’s high school students in Romeoville, Illinois, have their heads on their desks. Additionally, some are late to class while others are absent altogether,…

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Why Does Sleep Number Care About Teen Sleep?

Q&A interview to understand WHY and HOW Sleep Number plans to help 1 million youth be their best. We went behind the scenes to speak with Susan Oguche, Senior Director of Communications at Sleep Number and head of the company’s social responsibility (CSR) program focused on youth + sleep, to understand WHY and HOW Sleep…

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