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6 Surprising Foods that Make You Sleepy

No, turkey is not (fully) to blame   Yes, the big bird can make you tired, explains Bils, but a lot of it has to do with everything else on the Thanksgiving table.   “Turkey, along with a lot of foods, supplies an essential amino aci

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6 Surprising Foods that Make You Sleepy

No, turkey is not (fully) to blame   Yes, the big bird can make you tired, explains Bils, but a lot of it has to do with everything else on the Thanksgiving table.   “Turkey, along with a lot of foods, supplies an essential amino acid,” he says. “It’s something your body needs but can’t…

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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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STUDENTS FEEL HELPLESS: WHY SLEEP GETS AN ‘F’

“I have a student that was a fourth grader last year who was continuously disrespectful in class and did not care about doing any work. He would often sit and put his head down. Discipline did not seem to help. One day he was spending his recess with me as a consequence, and I started…

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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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Book Club: Take a Culinary World Tour via Your Bed

Like getting a rush of heat from a Sichuan hot pot or inhaling the rich aroma of an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, reading about the authentic cuisine of a foreign culture can envelop you in a sensory experience that you don’t want to end. In vivid detail, these adventurous authors bring you along for the ride…

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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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4 Football Lessons That Apply to Everyone

1. There’s a season for everything   No one can go 100 percent all the time, in sports, a hobby, or work. Consider football’s off-season — time off prevents burnout and injury while providing a mental break.   Jonathan French, 13, has played football since he was 5. When you’ve spent more than half your…

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Healthy Sleep’s Role in North America’s Last Frontier

The night sky has been a constant throughout the life of horseback adventure guide Missy Cantrell. After leaving her life in the city behind, she spends long days and late nights traversing the rugged, beautiful mountains of Fort Davis – where quality sleep on her Sleep Number® bed keeps her on the path of exploration….

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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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Friday Night Lights Moms Need to Know These 6 Things

Kara Fehring’s son Luke, 17, of Mayville, Wisconsin, was tardy to school more than ten times by the end of the 2018 school year. Luke plays football. His daily schedule starts with 7 a.m. weightlifting before school, and extends to after-school practice, dinner, homework and finally, bed.   “I tell him daily to get more…

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Insider Story: Managing Back Pain

Former servicemember James Guglielmoni was sleeping horribly.  He had suffered numerous accidents and undergone several surgeries which left him in chronic pain. “Our old bed was seven years old and had canyons in it,” he jokes. “Once you fell in one, you could barely get out of bed.”  Getting back pain under control was crucial…

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INSIDER STORY: WHY A SMART BED IS THE SMARTEST CHOICE

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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