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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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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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Sleep and Test Prep: What Parents Should Know

Kristan Siegel, a high school math teacher in Houston, sees first-hand the effects of sleep deprivation on test-taking teens. “When students don’t get adequate sleep (especially during exams week) I notice their grades suffer. When they come to take a quiz and they’re tired and distracted, they don’t recall the material as well and will…

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Best & Worst Slept U.S. States 2019

How does your state compare in the newest list of best and worst slept U.S. states of 2019? Using Sleep Number’s SleepIQ data, we’ve got a good picture of how we’re sleeping state-by-state.* STATE NAME TIME ASLEEP (HOURS/MIN.) RANK Utah 7:46 1 Colorado 7:45 2 Arkansas 7:44 3 Rhode Island 7:44 4 Mississippi 7:44 5…

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A Simple Digital Detox to Recharge & Sleep Better

The deluge of data in the information age can be hard to keep up with, including emails, your kid’s school assignments, and your social media feeds. The answer may lie with digitally detoxing, even for short bursts, so you can reset when you need it most. Elenna Mosoff, a certified life and leadership coach who…

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Why Can’t I Sleep Even Though I’m Tired?

If you can’t get a good night’s sleep, blame it on your mind. “Sixty percent of people who can’t sleep can’t turn their minds off sufficiently to get the rest they need,” says Pete Bils, Sleep Number Vice President of Sleep Science and Research. Anxiety, stress, or even the emotional high of, say, a new…

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How do I sleep with a stuffy nose?

“Once you determine what’s stuffing you up and can treat the problem, you should be breathing more easily and sleeping better soon,” says Pete Bils, Vice President of Sleep Science and Research at Sleep Number. How to Reduce a Stuffy Nose at Night Undress for bed in another room room so that the pollen that…

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How to Naturally Stop Grinding My Teeth While I Sleep

Grinding your teeth doesn’t necessarily prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. You might not even be aware that you’re doing it. But grinding can lead to dental problems such as cracked teeth and weakened enamel, leaving you vulnerable to tooth decay, so it’s important to notice the signs, and stop if you can….

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How to Sleep on a Plane

Pete Bils considers himself something of an expert when it comes to sleeping on planes. As part of his job as Vice President of Sleep Science and Research at Sleep Number, Bils racks up about 150,000 airline miles a year – advising stores, giving talks, and meeting with partners, such as coaches and trainers from…

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How to Sleep With Lower Back Pain: A Helpful Guide

Where Does Lower Back Pain Come From? Lower back pain often stems from work-related tasks. Lifting heavy boxes of printing paper, overexertion during construction work or long hours sitting at a desk job — often with bad posture — are all common culprits. “I see a lot of people with chronic back pain who are…

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