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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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Insider Story: A Science Teacher with a Taste for Crime

Nikki Bisesi gets up at 5:30 a.m., ready for another day of examining crime scenes. She gets her five-year-old daughter ready for kindergarten, and Nikki is at work around 7:30 a.m. to put the final touches on the lesson plan she’s prepared as a high school teacher specializing in forensic science—crime scene investigation.   Nikki…

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Insider Story: Comfy Beds and Blue Suede Shoes

Rachel Brown wore blue suede shoes at her wedding. It wasn’t just a fashion statement—it was also a nod to her favorite singer, Elvis. Her wedding song was “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” Her father—who passed his own love of The King down to his daughter—dressed up as Elvis for the occasion. And…

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WHY A SMART BED IS SMARTEST CHOICE (Insider story)

About 6 months ago, Michael and I got a new bed that has been a total game changer for us. I’ve had sleep issues for years now and this bed has helped tremendously with that! Anytime we travel, I’m always so excited to come back and sleep in my bed because it is amazing. I’m super excited…

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Insider Story: Antique Furniture Restorer, Bill

Bill Kratz likes to do things the old-school way. After decades in the trucking industry, the Austin, Texas resident has shifted his attention and passion to refinishing antique furniture, all by hand, with no shortcuts. No special tools, no chemical strippers—“I don’t believe in that stuff,” he says, “because it goes into the wood, and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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