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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Wellness Posts

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You’re Awake but Your Brain Is Asleep

Half the morning at work is gone and you can’t remember most of it. Did you answer those emails? Make the important phone calls on your list? Reschedule the sitter?   If you feel like you’re on autopilot after being sleep deprived, you may suffer from local or micro sleep.   Sleep deprivation appears to…

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Six Differences Between Early Birds and Night Owls

Bedtime isn’t the only area in which early birds and night owls differ.   One study found that early birds may be more persistent, whereas night owls are more extravagant and keen to explore the unknown.   How else are early risers and evening people different?   1. Decision-making styles   Night owls can be…

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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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