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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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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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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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