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The Most Common Sleeping Positions for Couples

Research at the University of Hertfordshire found the most popular sleep styles for couples were back to back (42 percent) and facing the same direction (31 percent). Only 4 percent spent the night facing one another and 2 percent slept more than 30 inche

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The Most Common Sleeping Positions for Couples

Research at the University of Hertfordshire found the most popular sleep styles for couples were back to back (42 percent) and facing the same direction (31 percent). Only 4 percent spent the night facing one another and 2 percent slept more than 30 inches apart.   The survey asked over 1,000 people to describe their…

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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 to Wabi Sabi Love: The Best Kept Secret of Relationship Advice (part 2)

Our relationship with ourselves is the most important of all.   “Wabi Sabi is about celebrating or accepting imperfection, impermanence, and incompletion,” explains health coach Kim Klein. “Whether it is in nature, like the ravaged branches of a tree, the crumbling facade of an old building, or age spots on a mother’s hands, aren’t we…

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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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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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3 Tips to Get Red Carpet Ready

With the Kids Film It Festival quickly approaching, it’s time to go through a checklist for the big event to ensure you’re red carpet ready.  Tickets? New threads? Your style is on fleek.   But, being red carpet ready means more than just Instagram selfies. #kidsfilmitfestival   How are you sleeping? Are you ready for overnight travel? And what foods should…

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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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What Do Couples Really Want for Valentine’s Day?

In the quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, a lot of couples may be overlooking the simplest gift of all: A good night’s rest. While most think of flowers or nice dinners as the most romantic gesture, a recent study of 1,000 Americans, ages 18+, commissioned by sleep innovation leader Sleep Number found that…

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To Make the Bed or Not?

To make the bed, or not to make the bed — that is the age old question. Which do you do?   Bed making wars are a common debate among couples. According to a You.gov survey on bed making: About 37% percent of people always make the bed 14% rarely make the bed 7% never…

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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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Tailgating for the Greater Good

A table, some food, maybe some beer, a card game.   That’s how Dan Cohen, whose day job is Wall Street bond trader for RBC Capital Markets, recalls how he and his friends started getting together before NFL games. A typical tailgate affair, similar to those on any given Sunday.   Today, those parties have…

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