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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: Less Pain and More Strength

Eight years ago, Jeni McDaniel moved to Alaska from Arizona. It was a dream come true: Jeni had visited the region with her family as a child and always wanted to return and live in the state known as the Last Frontier. “It was just one of those places I fell in love with,” she…

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A Simple 3-Step Game Plan to Mindfulness

Brought to you by New York Times best-selling author and motivational speaker, Erik Qualman.   We all have endless to-do lists. Shopping lists, book lists, five-year career plans, lists of unread emails to respond to and tasks to complete… The list of lists goes on and on. All these activities can make us feel like we…

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Insider Story: A Bed as Soothing as Music

Linda and Bob Granzow have an appreciation for finely tuned instruments. They met while working as instrumentalists in the U.S. Army band program—he was a trumpeter, she played saxophone and bassoon. Both stationed in Germany in the 1980s, they met, fell in love, got married and now, in retirement, split their time between Arizona and…

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Insider Story: How Better Sleep Brought Back Dreams

Eight years ago, Darrell Bays and his wife, Debbie, purchased a new mattress. It was a bad fit from the start, Darrell recalls. “From the moment we purchased it, that bed was a problem….”   Darrell had never had any noticeable issues sleeping on their old mattress. But the new one caused insomnia and discomfort…

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Insider Story: Why She Hauled This Bed to Japan

Kendra Madrid knew how to make a beautiful bed. The right pillows. A comforter. Blankets and a pillow top. It looked like heaven and for years, she and her husband retired to paradise every night.   But a decade later, Kendra, a resident of Vancouver, Washington, found herself wondering if perhaps her perfect-looking bed wasn’t…

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Waiting on Baby Luke

Brought to you by our featured guest blogger, Emily Ann Gemma, author and founder of The Sweetest Thing.   Back in December I did a post (HERE) about choosing a Sleep Number® bed and why I love it. Now I’ll review the bed and share our experience with it. As I said in my post, I had heartburn…

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Insider Story: Good to Great

A good night’s sleep makes everything better. It may even improve a marriage that’s already good.   Rob and Lori Wachter have been married 35 years. They met in high school in Minnesota. He was on the football team. She was a cheerleader. When he broke his arm during the first game of his senior…

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Insider Story: From Rocky Beginning to Restful Bliss

First impressions are important. But fate has a way of overcoming even the worst initial encounters.   Katelyn and Bryan Hendrickson got hitched a year ago. The couple shares a home in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where they are raising two kids. They both love camping and fishing. They seem well matched. Their first meeting,…

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Good Sleep Starts Before Bedtime

This post is brought to you by FitFluential.    It begins much earlier in your day. Your entire lifestyle affects your sleep. Your diet, your habits – they all tie together to either help you sleep … or to keep you lying awake at night, wondering what to do for better sleep. By making a…

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Insider Story: Fit and Refreshed

A love story…   It started with bagels. Mike Doyle was on his way to church in Minneapolis one Sunday morning when he noticed an attractive woman in front of him at the bagel shop. Sarah Wuest, the woman, who had just left church and was picking up some food, noticed him too. Mike noticed…

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