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How to Disinfect Your Pillow

If you've recently been sick, or want to clean your bedroom, people have asked us how to disinfect their pillows.   Wash your hands, wipe the doorknobs — that's common advice for keeping germs at bay when the flu virus hits, or at least helpi

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How to Disinfect Your Pillow

If you’ve recently been sick, or want to clean your bedroom, people have asked us how to disinfect their pillows.   Wash your hands, wipe the doorknobs — that’s common advice for keeping germs at bay when the flu virus hits, or at least helping contain a breakout. But surfaces aren’t the only place flu…

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6 Sleep Tips from Home DIY Experts ChrisLovesJulia

“The business is running smoother, the projects are getting done, the kids are happy, and we have a good night’s rest to thank,” said-Julia Marcum, influential home design DIYers behind the popular @ChrisLovesJulia business.   With jam-packed daily schedules, these home design DIY entrepreneurs need quality sleep to ensure they can lead their business, show…

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Focus on Quality Sleep During the Pandemic

Ever heard the saying, “Sleep is the best medicine?” A similar worded proverb exists in almost every culture — and for good reason.   Sleep is an important pillar of a strong immune system. It’s nature’s way of helping your body fend off attackers — something we all need right now during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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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 health & wellness, relationships and sleep science with an eye toward helping you get QUALITY sleep. On this site you'll find smart, caring, authentic stories that help you improve your days and your nights.

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Overcome Hot Flashes at Night — And Those Cold Chills

Discover the reasons behind nightly hot flashes and cold chills, and try these tips for keeping them in check.   You wake up suddenly, drenched in sweat and feeling as though a heat wave has blown through the room. Then you get chills from the sweat clinging to your skin. Now that you’re awake and…

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How to Disinfect Your Pillow

If you’ve recently been sick, or want to clean your bedroom, people have asked us how to disinfect their pillows.   Wash your hands, wipe the doorknobs — that’s common advice for keeping germs at bay when the flu virus hits, or at least helping contain a breakout. But surfaces aren’t the only place flu…

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6 Sleep Tips from Home DIY Experts ChrisLovesJulia

“The business is running smoother, the projects are getting done, the kids are happy, and we have a good night’s rest to thank,” said-Julia Marcum, influential home design DIYers behind the popular @ChrisLovesJulia business.   With jam-packed daily schedules, these home design DIY entrepreneurs need quality sleep to ensure they can lead their business, show…

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Go to Bed Mad!

“Never go to bed mad.”   These five words are among the most common relationship advice couples get.   But is it true?   According to couples therapists, that answer isn’t so simple.   Yes, Peace Reigns   “It’s not good to go to bed furious at each other,” says Sherry Amatenstein, a New York…

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What to Eat for an Energetic Day and Restful Sleep

Tired? Tips on what to eat for more energy and more restful sleep.   You know that sleep is important — but did you know that the foods you eat throughout the day can have a big impact on how you’re feeling, and how well you sleep at night?   Think about the way you…

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Focus on Quality Sleep During the Pandemic

Ever heard the saying, “Sleep is the best medicine?” A similar worded proverb exists in almost every culture — and for good reason.   Sleep is an important pillar of a strong immune system. It’s nature’s way of helping your body fend off attackers — something we all need right now during the COVID-19 pandemic….

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5 Ways To Prevent Caregiver Burnout With Better Sleep

Every day as the sun goes down, nearly 44 million caregivers across the country are facing another night of restless sleep. These are unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. While science points to healthy rest as the…

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What Does Your Brain Do While You Sleep?

What does your brain do when you sleep? Turns out, quite a lot.   Sleep stages occur in repetitive cycles throughout the night, keeping our brains busy. Each stage of sleep has its own brain activity patterns and plays a role in our physical, mental and emotional health. Brain patterns during REM sleep are more…

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