Sleep Number Insider and psychologist Josh Klapow
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INSIDER STORY: WHY THIS PSYCHOLOGIST PRIORITIZES SLEEP

“As a psychologist, the number one issue is stress, generic stress,” explains Klapow, of Birmingham. “And number two, we’re constantly helping people with sleep hygiene — the behaviors you need to engage to get proper sleep. For over 80 percent of sleep problems, the number one treatment for them is sleep hygiene, not medications.”  …

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How Caregivers Take Care of Themselves [Insider Story]

But before they can help others, it’s critical that they help themselves, maintaining their own health and wellness. We spoke to a few of them around the country to learn more about how they do that. For Dr. Cedric Dupont, an anesthesiologist, a key to his success is adapting to an unpredictable schedule. He might…

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How Couples Support Each Other at Home [Insider Story]

Find something to do together—but make also on your own terms. For Jill and Jeremy Renken, “together” time starts as soon as they wake up at 4:45 a.m. and head straight to the gym. “Working out has always been my thing, but I told him it doesn’t have to be his thing,” Jill says. “If…

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How Offbeat Interests Unite Families [Insider Story]

For many families, part of the joy of being together is pursuing the same offbeat interests together, not just food or movies, but something a bit more unusual. At Sleep Number, we love this—we’re all about recognizing that everyone’s a little bit different, with their own needs and interests (and mattress-firmness preferences!). So we thought…

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Tips for Working With Your Spouse [Insider Story]

Unless, of course, you also happen to live with your coworker. Working with your significant other can be a great bonding experience, bringing out your strengths as a team, but it can also be, well, tricky. What’s the key to working with your spouse? We turned to some Sleep Number bed owners with experience, who…

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Why and How to Volunteer [Insider Story]

For avid volunteer Scott Allen, the affinity originated in part from a desire to help support his kids. The local PTA needed more voices, so he volunteered—and he stuck with it and eventually became the President of the PTA at the state level. When his kids started swimming competitively, Scott learned that meet organizers needed…

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How Tech Helps Justin Thrive [Insider Story]

Hi, Justin! Let’s start with your job. Can you tell us a bit about what you do? I work on the back end of designing modules and course structure for online courses for an organization called World Services for the Blind. It’s kind of like vocational training for blind and visually impaired people. So I…

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A Veterinary Tech’s Purr-fect Sleep [Insider Story]

Tell us a bit about your job. What animals do you work with? Mostly dogs and cats, but we get the occasional bird or horse or iguana. Pretty randomly, we’ll get some reptiles with eye issues. Veterinary techs run bloodwork, we place catheters, we do anesthesia, and all these things behind the scenes that people…

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A Writer’s Good Night Story [Insider Story]

Hi, Wes! How’d you get started as a writer? I’ve always loved writing and loved reading, especially fantasy and things that really take your mind away from everything. And I thought, “I can do this. I’m going to start writing something.” It’s something a little bit different, a fantasy romance novel. It also has ancient…

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How This Hair Stylist Cut Out Back Pain [Insider Story]

Hi, Tiffany! First of all, can you tell us a bit about what you do? Are there any things about your job that would surprise people? I’m a hair stylist, and people think it’s an easy job—we get to talk all day and hang out with our clients. But I work six to eight hours…

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How a Teacher Uses the Force [Insider Story]

Hi, Adina! Okay, tell us a bit about your job and how you work Star Wars into it. I’m a high school math teacher. I teach geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. I usually have about twenty-five students in a given class. My whole classroom is Star Wars themed. So… there’s a droid in Star Wars called…

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