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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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3 Tips to Get Red Carpet Ready

With the Kids Film It Festival quickly approaching, it’s time to go through a checklist for the big event to ensure you’re red carpet ready.  Tickets? New threads? Your style is on fleek.   But, being red carpet ready means more than just Instagram selfies. #kidsfilmitfestival   How are you sleeping? Are you ready for overnight travel? And what foods should…

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What Causes Snoring? And What You Can Do About It

A freight train holds no candle to the snoring emanating from the other end of the bed. Your dilemma: wake them up or say goodbye to a good night’s sleep.   Some 48 percent of people in the U.S. say they snore, according to the American Sleep Association. If your snoring partner ignores the noisy…

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How to Get Better Sleep: Actionable Guide

Most of us don’t get enough sleep. An in-depth guide to help you get better sleep. About a third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep a night, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Seven hours is what the CDC considers restorative sleep, for the purpose of their research. What keeps so…

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How Lack of Sleep Affects Hormonal Balance

We’ve talked a lot about sleep and the importance of it in this sponsored series with our friends at Sleep Number. Separately, we’ve started talking on our podcast about the importance of hormonal balance—and how our hormones being out of balance can be the cause of myriad health issues for women of all ages.  …

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BIOMETRICS COMES TO NFL: WHAT FINGERPRINTS CAN DO

When Seattle Seahawks’ fans descend upon CenturyLink Field this season, they’ll be able to skip the concession lines thanks to biometrics. They won’t have to spend 20 minutes shushing hungry kids in line or fumble for their IDs to buy beer. Instead, they can scan their fingerprint in a separate checkout lane and instantly pay…

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3 Things You Can’t Do in Your Sleep

Some things we can’t do in our sleep are obvious, like cook a meal or run a marathon (unless you can, and then we, and many sleep researchers, would like to hear from you).   Other things that sleep prevents aren’t so obvious. If you can walk in your sleep, talk in your sleep, and…

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Insider Story: Managing Back Pain

Former servicemember James Guglielmoni was sleeping horribly.  He had suffered numerous accidents and undergone several surgeries which left him in chronic pain. “Our old bed was seven years old and had canyons in it,” he jokes. “Once you fell in one, you could barely get out of bed.”  Getting back pain under control was crucial…

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How Does Lack of Sleep Affect Workout Performance?

Exercise is important. Sleep is important. The two together play such a big role in your health, and are incredibly intertwined. While the adage of “rise and grind” is certainly motivating, should you really be rising and grinding if that means sacrificing your sleep?   When it comes to exercise, (like HIIT – High Intensity…

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STUDENTS FEEL HELPLESS: WHY SLEEP GETS AN ‘F’

“I have a student that was a fourth grader last year who was continuously disrespectful in class and did not care about doing any work. He would often sit and put his head down. Discipline did not seem to help. One day he was spending his recess with me as a consequence, and I started…

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Technology is Making Football Safer

According to Statista, the average NFL career lasts just 3.3 years. Why not try to maximize the quality of that time? The added focus on safety and technology is having a positive impact on how athletes perform on — and off — the field.   Technology in Football   When you’re watching football on TV,…

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