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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 Two Grandparents Came to Love Their Bed (Insider Story)

It began with an argument, or so David Pettyjohn says with a laugh. His wife, Caren, quickly chimes in: “No, it was a discussion. That’s all—a discussion.” The Fort Worth couple laughs together as they trade comments while describing the dilemma that led them to a Sleep Number bed: he wanted a softer mattress, she…

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The Accidental Golf Pro (Insider Story)

After Eric Mis retired from working for a circuit court in 2007, he thought he’d get a job at a golf course. He did—but it turned into so much more, including becoming a golf pro at the local university. He recently spoke to Sleep Number from his home in Michigan about his new career and…

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Video-Makers Who Do Things Differently (Insider Story)

If you’re searching for video reviews of mattresses and other household items these days, you’ll find a seemingly limitless supply. But Jason and Jennifer offer something different: real-time American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation in each video for their website, J and J Reviews. How Does an ASL Review Site Work? “Other reviews have closed captioning,…

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The Many Hats of a Preschool Aide (Insider Story)

Tell us a bit about your job. You work with preschoolers? Yes, I’m an aide. It’s actually called “Begindergarten”—it’s five-year-olds who have end-of-the-summer birthdays, so they’re very young and they get an extra year. I help kids with all of their learning and social skills and emotional development. My teacher and I have been coming…

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Stay Alert & Keep People Safe at Work (Insider Story)

Jessica’s job title confuses people. The Fairfield, Penn., resident works in the heavy manufacturing industry as a certified industrial hygienist, and when people hear that title, she says, “Everyone, literally everyone, thinks that I clean the plant.” In fact, her job is all about ensuring the occupational health—that is, the safety of workers in 17…

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Sleep and Weight Loss Rewards (Insider story)

A personal story about weight loss and sleep. When on a personal journey, identifying a reward for reaching and maintaining your goal can make completing that goal that much sweeter. Darren Dezutter experienced this firsthand as he set out to lose weight and transform his life, in turn transforming his sleep.   Darren Dezutter’s Sleep…

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He Did It! First Solo Trip Across Antarctica Inspires

Colin O’Brady did it! He became the first person to ever cross Antarctica solo, unaided and unsupported.  932 miles in 54 days.  Watch how quality sleep from his Sleep Number bed helped him prepare for something others called impossible.     Like diet and exercise, quality sleep is essential for optimal health and performance. Because everyone’s…

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Better Sleep, Better Everything from Wit & Delight

I used to be really proud of how little sleep I needed to function. I would brag about feeling bright-eyed and full of energy on 4 hours of sleep. It was one of my secrets to productivity— that I could power through the fatigue until I couldn’t recognize I was tired. That was until my…

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How a Caretaker Takes Care of Herself (Insider story)

“I love taking care of people,” says Kim Rice, and her enthusiasm for helping comes through in the ways how she talks about what she does: it’s a blessing and a joy, not a burden.   Kim works for a school district in Southern California, focusing on issues of child welfare and attendance, including suspensions…

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How Factory Worker Puts Days & Nights Together (Insider story)

Mary Miller’s alarm goes off at 3:45 a.m., six days a week. At 5:00 a.m., she begins work at a Wisconsin factory that makes seats for private jets. It’s a job she’s been doing for eleven years. She’s always loved working with her hands and putting things together: before she built seats, she worked in…

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