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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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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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Why Do People Talk in Their Sleep?

Sleep talking is a common occurrence. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about 50 percent of young children talk in their sleep. In adults, the rate is about 5 percent. Sleep talking occurs equally in men and women, and also appears to run in families. Other than the fact that sleep talking might…

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Why Do People Twitch in Their Sleep?

If your sleep partner yells because you’ve unknowingly thrown an arm or a leg in his or her direction, you’re probably experiencing hypnic jerks; the involuntary muscle movements that sometimes occur when falling asleep. Some 60 to 70% of Americans experience this sensation at some point in their lives estimates the American Academy of Sleep…

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What Your Snack Say About Your Sleep Personality

Late-night snacker? Take this quiz to find out if you’re eating right. 1. What would you rather grab for a midnight snack? A. Cereal B. Chips C. Cheeseburger 2. What food do you crave when you can’t sleep? A. Lavender tea B. Cookies C. Jalapeno poppers 3. Which drink sits on your nightstand? A. Water…

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Can You Sleep With Contacts In?

Question: Do you get patients who sleep with their contacts in? Dr. Burgos: Yes, there are plenty of patients who do sleep with their contact lenses. For some it is unintentional: they just fall asleep and then realize they still have their contacts in. There are also those who do it on purpose — whether…

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Why Do I Sleep So Much?

When you have a long to-do list, getting hours of sleep every night might seem like wasted time. But those hours are vital, says Pete Bils, Vice President of Sleep Science and Research at Sleep Number. Scale back on sleep, and adults risk scaling back on their ability to function. Question: How many hours a…

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