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10 Hacks For Living Your Best Life NOW

Are you always working, going to social and family events and taking care of everyone else but yourself?   Someday you'll take care of yourself.   But what if someday was now. Right now. It can be, if you embrace the JOMO.  

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10 Hacks For Living Your Best Life NOW

Are you always working, going to social and family events and taking care of everyone else but yourself?   Someday you’ll take care of yourself.   But what if someday was now. Right now. It can be, if you embrace the JOMO.   Instead of the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), consider the Joy of…

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The Many Hats of a Preschool Aide (Insider Story)

Tell us a bit about your job. You work with preschoolers? Yes, I’m an aide. It’s actually called “Begindergarten”—it’s five-year-olds who have end-of-the-summer birthdays, so they’re very young and they get an extra year. I help kids with all of their learning and social skills and emotional development. My teacher and I have been coming…

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How Retirement Affects Relationships ( & how to thrive)

Professionals weigh-in with free advice on how to handle all that extra time you’ll be spending together during retirement.   Two days after retiring, Karen Nettler and her husband moved from Baltimore to Michigan to be closer to their daughter and her family.   “My husband didn’t want to move, but once the grandchildren were born,…

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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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How to Sleep With Lower Back Pain: A Helpful Guide

Where Does Lower Back Pain Come From? Lower back pain often stems from work-related tasks. Lifting heavy boxes of printing paper, overexertion during construction work or long hours sitting at a desk job — often with bad posture — are all common culprits. “I see a lot of people with chronic back pain who are…

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Why Do People Twitch in Their Sleep?

If your sleep partner yells because you’ve unknowingly thrown an arm or a leg in his or her direction, you’re probably experiencing hypnic jerks; the involuntary muscle movements that sometimes occur when falling asleep. Some 60 to 70% of Americans experience this sensation at some point in their lives estimates the American Academy of Sleep…

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Why Do People Talk in Their Sleep?

Sleep talking is a common occurrence. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about 50 percent of young children talk in their sleep. In adults, the rate is about 5 percent. Sleep talking occurs equally in men and women, and also appears to run in families. Other than the fact that sleep talking might…

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Why Do I Sleep So Much?

When you have a long to-do list, getting hours of sleep every night might seem like wasted time. But those hours are vital, says Pete Bils, Vice President of Sleep Science and Research at Sleep Number. Scale back on sleep, and adults risk scaling back on their ability to function. Question: How many hours a…

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Can You Sleep With Contacts In?

Question: Do you get patients who sleep with their contacts in? Dr. Burgos: Yes, there are plenty of patients who do sleep with their contact lenses. For some it is unintentional: they just fall asleep and then realize they still have their contacts in. There are also those who do it on purpose — whether…

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What Your Snack Say About Your Sleep Personality

Late-night snacker? Take this quiz to find out if you’re eating right. 1. What would you rather grab for a midnight snack? A. Cereal B. Chips C. Cheeseburger 2. What food do you crave when you can’t sleep? A. Lavender tea B. Cookies C. Jalapeno poppers 3. Which drink sits on your nightstand? A. Water…

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The Smart Girl’s Guide to Self-Care

Maybe you’re trying to please everyone all the time, putting others’ needs before your own. Or perhaps you feel like there’s so much to do, all the time, that you can’t catch your breath. According to the World Health Organization, burnout is now a legitimate diagnosis caused by “chronic workplace stress that has not been…

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How Two Grandparents Came to Love Their Bed (Insider Story)

It began with an argument, or so David Pettyjohn says with a laugh. His wife, Caren, quickly chimes in: “No, it was a discussion. That’s all—a discussion.” The Fort Worth couple laughs together as they trade comments while describing the dilemma that led them to a Sleep Number bed: he wanted a softer mattress, she…

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