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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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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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How Often Should You Clean Your Bedroom?

Your popular sleep questions, answered. In this series, we’ll tackle those questions you’ve always wondered about but never really known the answers to. Today’s topic: How often should you clean your bedroom? When you clean your house, it’s most likely the high-traffic areas that get tackled first, like the kitchen and bathroom. Bedrooms often go…

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How often should you wash your pajamas?

Your popular sleep questions, answered. In this series, we’ll tackle the questions you’ve always wondered about. Today’s topic: How often should you wash your pajamas? You’ve probably got a good laundry routine down by now. You wash socks and gym shirts after one workout, let bras and loose shorts go a few wears between washings,…

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How often should you wash your bedding?

Your popular sleep questions, answered. In this series, we’ll tackle those questions you’ve always wondered about but have never really known the answer to. Today’s topic: How often should you wash your bedding? Does anyone really like doing laundry? It’s considerable work to strip the sheets, fill the washing machine, and then make all the…

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