What’s Your Couple Sleep Style?

Do you and your partner love to spoon, or do you cringe at the idea of touching during sleep? Research at the University of Hertfordshire found the most popular sleep styles for couples were back to back (42 percent) and facing the same direction (31 percent). Only 4 percent spent the night facing one another…

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What Does A Good Night’s Rest Do For You? We Want To Know!

To make your life better in eight hours or less, you could whizz through a stack of self-help books or spend an inordinate amount of time cleaning and rearranging your home. But there’s an easier way! As it turns out, a good night’s sleep is literally empowering. It gives you the physical energy to power…

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Afternoon Slump Got You Down? There’s A Nap For That

There’s a reason you, like clockwork, feel sluggish when 3 p.m. rolls around each day. Scientists call it the circadian dip, and it happens because our bodies regulate periods of wakefulness and sleepiness, the latter of which peaks for most adults during the nighttime hours of 2 and 4 a.m., and the daytime hours of…

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Sleep-Starved: The Obesity and Sleep Connection

We all know as adults what it takes to lose weight and as parents how to prevent our children from packing on unhealthy pounds in the first place: diet and exercise are the two pillars of any weight-reduction/obesity prevention program. But what if there was a third approach we have been largely ignoring, which could…

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7 Myths about Napping, Debunked

Is it possible to be too ‟type A” to take a nap? We partnered with The Huffington Post to separate fact from fiction when it comes to daytime dozing. Myth No. 1: You Shouldn’t Nap After a Certain Time of Day This is generally true. Nerina Ramlakhan, a physiologist specializing in sleep and the author of Tired…

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Is Melatonin a Safe Way to Help Kids Fall Asleep?

More and more parents are turning to over-the-counter melatonin to help their kids fall asleep faster. But is it a safe option? We partnered with The Huffington Post to take a look at the latest research. In increasing numbers, parents around the country are turning to over-the-counter melatonin in hopes that the drug will help…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Flu Shot

It’s the heart of cold and flu season and not too late to get the flu vaccine, but be aware: Catching some Zzzs is crucial before you catch up on the immunization. We partnered with The Huffington Post to find out why. We are now officially in the cold and flu season. Although flu activity…

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Best Valentine’s Day Gift: More Sleep

Forget the chocolate, wine and flowers. If you want your relationship to thrive well beyond the winter holidays, consider investing in the gift of sleep. According to a study recently published in the Journal of Family Psychology, newlywed couples who logged more sleep reported being more satisfied with their marriage the next day. In our…

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Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep

Not getting the Zzzs you need to feel your best? Don’t despair. Check out our top three tips for a great night’s rest. These tips from the experts at Sleep Number can help you fall asleep more easily and sleep more soundly. Eliminate coffee after noon for better quality sleep. It can take up to…

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