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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: Medical Care Providers & Parents, Lisa & Tyler

Lisa and Tyler Harvey first got a Sleep Number bed about eight years ago. At the time, Lisa was pregnant, so she particularly appreciated the ability to adjust the firmness as her needs changed. Today, the couple has two sons, ages seven and five, and lead busy lives centered on time together as a family…

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Insider Story: Meet Photographer, Teresa

As a professional photographer with a full schedule of lifestyle, portrait, and wedding projects, California-based Teresa Vistante will often take thousands of photos in a day, the shutter of her digital camera clicking and clicking and clicking. But sometimes the old-fashioned way is best, and Teresa is especially happy when she puts away the modern…

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Insider Story: Living an Active Lifestyle, Tami

Tami Carpenter is not one to sit still. By day, this Sleep Number Insider from Buffalo, Minnesota is a corporate executive, but when she’s off the clock, she’s often on the move, preferably on her Harley-Davidson motorcycle.   Tami and her husband ride all over the USA and Canada. Last year, they went to Calgary…

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Insider Story: Roller Hockey Player, Gary

“Hockey has always been part of my life,” Gary Horn says. He was in elementary school when his local heroes, the Philadelphia Flyers, won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975, as young Gary listened on the radio, cheering them on. But it wasn’t until he was 30 years old that Gary first played organized…

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Insider Story: Sales Supervisor & Elite Hockey Player, Josh

Stop by HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York on any given day and you’ll probably find at least one hockey game in progress, maybe two, perhaps even three, if you include the adjacent KeyBank Center, where the NHL’s Sabres play. And at least once each week, year-round, you’ll find Josh Smith lacing up his skates and…

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Insider Story: Dad and sports buff, Jim

Jim Jansen and his wife, Emily, bought their Sleep Number bed last year during the Minnesota State Fair—an unexpected venue, perhaps, but a fittingly bustling one for a couple that likes to stay on the go.   Jim works on the products and services side of a financial services company, but once he and Emily…

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Insider Story: Finding a Happy Medium

If you remember, back in December we went to our local Sleep Number store in Rochester, MN, to select a new mattress and foundation. Jeff and I have very different mattress preferences and this had led to one or both of us not loving our mattress. It would be perfect for me, but too soft for him.  We would try a firmer mattress, but it still wasn’t as board-like as he wanted and I would pad it with as much memory foam as he could stand, so my hips wouldn’t ache in the morning. If you have this problem, you know just what I’m talking about.

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Catherine Lowe’s Pregnancy Scoop

Catherine Giudici Lowe is the winner of the seventeenth season of The Bachelor and a graphic designer known for her quirky, elegant cards. She and her husband, Sean Lowe—the former Bachelor—welcomed their first child, Samuel, in 2016, and are expecting their second child this month. She recently took a few minutes to chat with us about parenting, pregnancy,…

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Insider Story: Veteran & Nature-watcher, Charles

His time in the military took him all over—he lived in New Hampshire and Arizona and Great Britain and North Dakota—but settling down near Aitkin, Minnesota was, he says, “my dream retirement home.” Charles and his wife, Jacqueline, live on nine wooded acres, in the heart of the state’s lake country. The couple make the…

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Insider Story: Bedroom is New Living Room, Jennifer & Mike

Mike and Jennifer Kalata work together closely, in very different roles. Mike is a cardiologist with a private practice in Michigan, often on call all night. Jennifer “does everything else”: bookkeeping and accounting for Mike, managing a household with two busy kids, one a freshman in high school and the other a senior. “You know,…

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