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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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5 Winning Football Party Game Ideas for All Ages

“Football is a great American pastime, one that brings families together even if they are not rooting for the same teams, which can get interesting,” says Renee Patrone, CEO of Party Host Helpers from Wayne, Pennsylvania. “There’s normally that lull before the game starts when guests are arriving, so interactive games get the guests in…

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Book Club: “The Book of No”

Have you ever received a phone call or email that begins, “Feel free to say no, but I have a favor to ask … ” and found yourself flipping through your calendar to figure out how to accommodate the request, even if you’re conflicted about doing so? If so, you might be what social psychologist…

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Insider Story: Antique Furniture Restorer, Bill

Bill Kratz likes to do things the old-school way. After decades in the trucking industry, the Austin, Texas resident has shifted his attention and passion to refinishing antique furniture, all by hand, with no shortcuts. No special tools, no chemical strippers—“I don’t believe in that stuff,” he says, “because it goes into the wood, and…

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Enter Fall Sweepstakes!

Sleep better this fall! Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win a Sleep Number bed package valued at over $4,000.   Enter for a chance to win here.   Grand Prize includes:   Queen Sleep Number 360® p6 smart bed and integrated base Queen Total Protection Mattress Pad Two Standard, Classic In Balance™ Ultimate Pillows…

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Star Photographer Captures The Night Thanks To Sleep

From the top of active volcanoes to the bottom of star-lit canyons, photographer Mike Mezeul knows what it takes to find that perfect shot of the night sky, and how quality sleep fuels his passion.  Content by Sleep Number®.      WATCH THE REST OF THIS VIDEO SERIES: Video: PART TWO COMING SOON Video: PART…

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How Does Lack of Sleep Affect Workout Performance?

Exercise is important. Sleep is important. The two together play such a big role in your health, and are incredibly intertwined. While the adage of “rise and grind” is certainly motivating, should you really be rising and grinding if that means sacrificing your sleep?   When it comes to exercise, (like HIIT – High Intensity…

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Podcast: The Importance of Rest, Jessica Alba shares

Actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba chats with Arianna Huffington about everything from raising a family, work-life balance and the importance of rest. 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 sleep needs are different, Sleep…

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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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