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6 Self-Care Methods to Boost Mental and Physical Health

Therapist Erica Reed sometimes renders clients speechless with one simple question: What do you need right now? “A lot of times, the clients who come to me don't recognize they have needs and that those needs are important," says Reed, a licensed

Bright white bedding and wooden bedside table with vase of white flowers, candle and cell phone.
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6 Self-Care Methods to Boost Mental and Physical Health

Therapist Erica Reed sometimes renders clients speechless with one simple question: What do you need right now? “A lot of times, the clients who come to me don’t recognize they have needs and that those needs are important,” says Reed, a licensed clinical social worker and adjunct professor at Bowie State University in Maryland. “When…

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3 Smoothie Recipes to Power Your Year

The aftermath of holiday stress and low nutrition can wreak havoc on your overall well-being, not to mention your ability to stay centered and maintain balance between rest and energy, says Stacy Kennedy, chief wellness officer for AVA, a service that provides customized nutritional guidance through text messaging. To ensure you are getting enough nutrition…

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Best & Worst Slept U.S. States 2019

How does your state compare in the newest list of best and worst slept U.S. states of 2019? Using Sleep Number’s SleepIQ data, we’ve got a good picture of how we’re sleeping state-by-state.* STATE NAME TIME ASLEEP (HOURS/MIN.) RANK Utah 7:46 1 Colorado 7:45 2 Arkansas 7:44 3 Rhode Island 7:44 4 Mississippi 7:44 5…

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Welcome to the Sleep Number blog. We're so happy you're here. At Sleep Number we eat, breathe and sleep, well, sleep. That's because research shows the eight hours you're asleep has a huge impact on the 16 hours you're awake.

Our mission is to cover home, wellness and tech with an eye toward helping people get quality sleep. On this site you'll find smart, caring, authentic stories that help make your home a haven for you and your partner; improve your whole family’s mind, body & soul; and make tech accessible for real people.

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Team Members Helping Fix N95 Surgical Masks

Recently, the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance asked for help from local companies in addressing a need for safety equipment for local healthcare providers. The SCHA and South Carolina hospitals identified nearly 190,000 new N95 surgical masks with elastic straps that needed to be retrofitted. The team at the Sleep…

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How To Get Great Sleep During Daylight Saving Time

The what, why, and how to survive daylight saving time… (or is it daylight savings time?) Keep reading to find out. Fall back into bed for an extra hour, spring up early to meet the sun — or hide under the covers. However you greet the news of daylight saving time, the majority of Americans…

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Teens Talk Better Sleep, and What It Takes to Get There

Kayla Bello, a Fuel Up To Play 60 National Youth Council member, knows the importance of a good night’s sleep for teens. Like typical freshmen, Bello had to adjust to earlier school start times and increasing demands of homework and extracurricular activities. “I used to wake up at 5 a.m. And sometimes I’d get home…

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Could This be Your Year of Saying No to Diet Trends?

From fad diets to the latest hot restaurant to recipes that take three hours to polish, it’s all too easy sometimes for a sense of FOMO — fear of missing out — to feel all encompassing, with stress about where to eat, what and when. The antidote can be as easy as just saying no….

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6 Top Stories of 2019

In 2019 you were very curious about sleep and its impact on your health & wellness. We hope we helped answer your questions. Here, we revisit six top stories from Sleep Number’s Hello. Good Night. blog. 5 Tips for Falling Asleep Faster Brought to you by featured guest blogger, Katie Bower, author and founder of…

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Why Do I … Sweat When I Sleep?

You go to bed shivering, only to wake up in a sweat. What’s all that about? Assuming you’re not down with a fever, sweating when you sleep is simply a matter of your body trying to regulate its own thermostat. We spoke with Sleep Number experts to explain what’s going on. Question: Is sweating when…

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How Tech Helps Justin Thrive [Insider Story]

Hi, Justin! Let’s start with your job. Can you tell us a bit about what you do? I work on the back end of designing modules and course structure for online courses for an organization called World Services for the Blind. It’s kind of like vocational training for blind and visually impaired people. So I…

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More Than Football: Coolest NFL Side Hustles

From July to February, it’s all gridiron, all the time for NFL players. But that leaves more than half the year away from the field. And while recovering from the season and training for the next one can take much of their time, some players take the off-season to pursue their other passions and professions….

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