· Article

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.”  …

Read More

Testimonials Posts

· Article

Insider Story: Snakes, Security, and a Good Night’s Sleep

Marine Westbrooks would like you to know a few things about snakes. For starters: “Most people misunderstand that they’re slimy—they’re not slimy feeling at all. They also recognize you have had them for a while. They don’t have eyelids, so you can’t tell if they’re asleep or not.”   For years, in addition to her…

Read More
· Article

Insider Story: Nurse and Athlete, Kelsey

Originally from Pennsylvania but now living in Atlanta, Kelsey Benson is constantly on the move, both at work—she’s an Emergency Room nurse—and in her free time, when she plays soccer, goes rock-climbing, and generally stays active.   What do you do for work? What are some specific interesting things that people might not know about…

Read More
· Article

Insider Story: Building Family Block by Block

Jeff Martin works in sales in the construction industry but listen to him talk and you’d swear he was born to sell Lego sets. He has them stacked all over his house in Indiana, with more pieces in boxes. “I’m always on the Lego website looking at stuff. I buy and sell on eBay,” he…

Read More
· Article

INSIDER STORY: Retired Navy Captain & Rodeo Photographer

For thirty years, Eva Scofield served in the U.S. Navy, working her way up to the rank of Captain. “It was supposed to be four years, but it didn’t work out that way,” she says with a chuckle. When she first started, women weren’t allowed on ships, so she worked in shore command with a…

Read More
· Article

INSIDER STORY: This Gamer Finds His Goldilocks Moment

In the last few years, prior to turning forty this June, Tripp Allen has had a series of firsts. There was his first new car, his first international vacation. Also, earlier this year, the first new mattress he’d purchased as an adult. The Nashville-based IT manager is careful with his spending habits, putting thought and…

Read More
· Article

INSIDER STORY: How This Anesthesiologist Sleeps

As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Cedric Dupont knows about sleep. How to put people under, how to monitor them, what to look for, what small changes in body temperature or heart rate require action and adjustment. Here’s how he describes his job: “It’s like being a captain on an airplane: during takeoff and landing, a lot…

Read More
· Article

Routine, Reflection and Rest Top This “Best of” List

It’s our one-year anniversary with The Focus Project! Thank you for reading and for watching. A huge thank you to our sponsor, Sleep Number, for making it all possible. This month’s video was a special one for us as we took the best of the year and rolled it into our special Anniversary Episode.  …

Read More
· Article

INSIDER STORY: HORROR MOVIE FAN, PAMELA

“I’m like The Princess and the Pea,” laughs Pamela Jeffrey. “At one point, I had three mattresses stacked on the floor, and I was sleeping on top.” Thanks to Sleep Number, Pamela’s fairy tale has a happy ending—no more tossing and turning. But when she’s awake, it’s a different sort of story that captivates her:…

Read More
· Article

Insider Story: Office Assistant and Balloon-Animal Sculptor, Isaiah

You won’t find much overlap between people who work in law offices and people with side gigs as party clowns, but Isaiah Roby is here to defy your expectations, with a balloon-animal flourish. By day, he works for a public defender— “You know when you watch TV and you see all the things that attorneys…

Read More
· Article

Insider Story: Recharged with Sleep Number, Jason & Anne

Tupelo, Mississippi, is a small town with an impressive musical pedigree. You might know it as the birthplace of Elvis Presley but, of course, there’s much more to the story. For one more chapter, head over to Palmer’s Shoppers Value Foods on Main Street and ask around for co-owner, Jason Palmer, who also happens to…

Read More

Browse our Categories