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How to Sleep Well Before Vacation

It's the night before vacation.   Your suitcase is packed. But wait, did you remember your vitamins?   You boarding pass is printed. Are you sure it has a pre-check number?   You've arranged your ride to the airport. Uh oh

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Family Time to Stop Summer Brain Drain

Teachers warn students about summer brain drain, recommending summer reading or online tutorials. Research supports this, showing many school-age children lose math and literacy knowledge over the summer break.   Adults may not face the same cyclical challenges, but research shows they too can benefit from stopping their own brain drain, which may help stave…

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The Upsides of a Summer Staycation

“Sometimes it’s nice to stop and just appreciate all you have around you,” says Jessica Cordova Wilson.   The Wilson family lives in Southern California but, “we’re always so busy with life that we don’t get to enjoy all the perks of living here,” she comments.   Instead of their customary out-of-state vacations, the family…

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Enter the Ultimate Sleep + Performance Sweepstakes!

You could win it all! Enter our Ultimate Sleep + Performance 2018 Sweepstakes for a chance to win the Ultimate Sleep + Performance Grand Prize valued at over $8,000.

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Refresh with Camping and RV Trips

For many, “The Good Life” is best achieved outdoors in the wonderful fresh, green air. What better way to do that than to hit the road with family and friends, and set up camp under the stars?   RESET YOUR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK   Did you know science shows camping could reset your biological clock? After…

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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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Being a Working Mom, Reshma Saujani

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, talks to Arianna Huffington about the best working mom advice she’s received, how she makes time for sleep and meditation to stay productive, and more. The Thrive Global Podcast is brought to you by Sleep Number.     Like diet and exercise, quality sleep is essential for optimal health and performance. Because everyone’s…

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Everything You Need to Know About Naps

Do naps have a bad rap?   If done wrong, some fear naps will ruin your day and your night’s sleep. But when taken the right way ― at the right time and place, and just the perfect length, a snooze can energize you, improve your thinking, and your mood, too!   Napping isn’t some…

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Insider Story: Living an Active Lifestyle, Tami

Tami Carpenter is not one to sit still. By day, this Sleep Number Insider from Buffalo, Minnesota is a corporate executive, but when she’s off the clock, she’s often on the move, preferably on her Harley-Davidson motorcycle.   Tami and her husband ride all over the USA and Canada. Last year, they went to Calgary…

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5 Scheduling Tips to Pare Down & Enjoy Summer

The kids are out of school, shuttling among camps, swim lessons, karate and dance. There are graduation and birthday parties, weddings, a family reunion, book clubs, date nights, and the general craziness that comes with long, warm days.   It’s enough to drive a parent mad — and to skimp on sleep. Prepping and driving…

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Podcast: Nate and Jeremiah on Successful Parenting and Working Together

Arianna Huffington welcomes renowned interior designers and stars of TLC’s Nate and Jeremiah by Design, husbands Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, for an in-depth conversation about how they manage to not only run a chaotic household parenting two children under three, but successfully run a business together. Nate also reflects on how surviving the 2004 Sri Lanka…

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Insider Story: Roller Hockey Player, Gary

“Hockey has always been part of my life,” Gary Horn says. He was in elementary school when his local heroes, the Philadelphia Flyers, won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975, as young Gary listened on the radio, cheering them on. But it wasn’t until he was 30 years old that Gary first played organized…

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Is Sleep-Storming the New Brainstorming?

Ever have a dream so vivid you thought you were watching a movie? Hollywood director James Cameron did, and that dream inspired the movie character and film of the same name, “The Terminator.”   Or consider the famous Rolling Stones song, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Keith Richards not only dreamed the opening verse one…

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Insider Story: Sales Supervisor & Elite Hockey Player, Josh

Stop by HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York on any given day and you’ll probably find at least one hockey game in progress, maybe two, perhaps even three, if you include the adjacent KeyBank Center, where the NHL’s Sabres play. And at least once each week, year-round, you’ll find Josh Smith lacing up his skates and…

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