Woman doing yoga in bed. Kneeling, lying forward with one arm out and one behind back in a twist.
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5 Morning Yoga Poses To Do In Bed

Los Angeles-based certified yoga instructor Laurel Erilane, a teacher on the Yoga Wake Up app, offers a simple sequence you can do in bed to kick-start your morning. She recommends holding the below postures for one to two minutes. That’s less than 10 minutes added to your morning routine.   RECLINED BUTTERFLY (Supta Baddha Konasana)…

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All About Dreams

While we sleep our brains are active—busy firing neurons, processing information and consolidating memories. They’re also entertaining, enlightening and maybe even frightening us for about two hours each night—with dreams. Most dreams happen during the rapid eye movement, or REM, phase of sleep, when breathing becomes quick, irregular and shallow. Our eyes might be closed…

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Staying Up Late on Weekends Might Affect Women’s Long-term Health

If you’re waking early during the week and sleeping late on the weekends, this sleep pattern may be harming your health long-term.   Years of studies have found a slightly increased risk of heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other health and metabolic conditions in people who work night shifts. Scientists don’t fully understand the…

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Crazy Things We Do In Our Sleep

Taking a stroll, having an entire text conversation you don’t remember, even eating while sleeping—about 10 percent of the population does things that they’re not aware of while they are sleeping. Known as parasomnias, these events occur during REM sleep and in deeper sleep stages:   Texting while Sleeping   Research from Villanova University found…

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The Vicious Cycle of Stress and Sleeplessness

Feeling stressed? A little rest and relaxation may do the trick.   Our ability to handle stress is tied to the quality and quantity of our sleep. We’ve long known that inadequate sleep can lead to all sorts of health issues including high blood pressure, a weakened immune system—even obesity and diabetes. Now we’re beginning…

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Simple Yoga Poses for Sleep

Quality sleep will keep you performing your best. Like diet and exercise, sleep is essential for optimal health and performance. Because everyone’s sleep needs are different, Sleep Number® beds with SleepIQ® technology inside adjust to your ideal level of firmness, comfort and support. SleepIQ technology tracks how well you sleep each night, giving you personal insights into your sleep so you’ll…

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We Cracked the Code on 5 Things That Could Be Keeping You Up at Night

When was the last time you got a great night’s sleep? It’s one of the hardest questions to answer in today’s interconnected 24/7 world. Even though we try each night to maximize the amount of rest we can get, it can often feel like the brass ring of sleep perfection remains just out of reach….

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5 Surprising Signs You’re Sleep Deprived

Does Daylight Saving Time push you from getting by to sleep deprived? Look for these unexpected signs.   Must. Have. Sugar. Drawn to sugar? Lack of sleep disrupts blood sugar levels and causes your body to produce more of the hormone that stimulates hunger.   You keep getting colds Less than seven hours of sleep…

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Feeling the Drag of Daylight Saving Time?

Hit Refresh in 5 Easy Steps   Having trouble adjusting to the time change? Like jetlag, it can take at least a day or two—or even up to up to three weeks—to fully recover from a one-hour shift in your sleep schedule.   Try these tips to bounce back faster.   Go toward the light….

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5 Tips to Prevent Sweets from Wrecking Your Sleep

The arrival of fall means a lot of things: pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, football, Halloween and a lot of candy

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Reasons Better Sleep Can Lead to Weight Loss

Getting more (and better) sleep can curb our appetites, help us control cravings that lead to late night snacking and can boost our metabolisms. Sounds like the best diet we know about! Keep in mind, though, to be well, proper nutrition and a healthy balance of exercise combined with good sleep is still key.  …

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