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This is Not a Bed, It's a Fountain of Youth

We think you should take sleep more seriously.   Getting enough shut-eye is like having your own personal fountain of youth. Since skin cells renew during sleep, if you're not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep, your complexio

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This is Not a Bed, It's a Fountain of Youth

We think you should take sleep more seriously.   Getting enough shut-eye is like having your own personal fountain of youth. Since skin cells renew during sleep, if you’re not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep, your complexion may show it.   “I educate our clients about how lifestyle and what we…

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How Tech Is Making Football Safer On & Off the Field

According to Statista, the average NFL career lasts just 3.3 years. Why not try to maximize the quality of that time? The added focus on safety and technology is having a positive impact on how athletes perform on — and off — the field.   Shoulder Pads   When you’re watching football on TV, do…

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5 Ways to Help Your Pet Sleep Better

Did you know cats can snooze 15 to 20 hours a day? Like their wild counterparts, who hunt at night when prey is easiest to catch, house cats might find their sleep habits tied to that evolution. This may explain why your cat sometimes races up and down the hallway in the middle of the…

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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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INSIDER STORY: This Gamer Finds His Goldilocks Moment

In the last few years, prior to turning forty this June, Tripp Allen has had a series of firsts. There was his first new car, his first international vacation. Also, earlier this year, the first new mattress he’d purchased as an adult. The Nashville-based IT manager is careful with his spending habits, putting thought and…

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Everything You Need to Know About Temperature and Sleep

Now’s the perfect time for a refresher course on staying cool and well slept.   SLEEPLESS SUMMER NIGHTS: TELL ME MORE   You’re lovin’ summer and havin’ a blast. Whether it’s staying up later or quenching your thirst with cold cocktails that can disrupt your sleep, chances are your sleep schedule is a tad off….

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It’s Time for Bed: Resetting Your Nighttime Routine

We all know opposites attract, but how well do they sleep at night? If you currently share your bed with a living, breathing being, you can commiserate. One person is too hot, the other too cold. Throw two kids, a 60 lb. yellow lab, and demanding work schedules into the mix and you can imagine…

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We Tried This: Sleeping Beauty Skin of Dreams

As a magazine beauty editor for over seven years, I know that night is prime time when it comes to beautifying your skin. It’s not just what I see in bathroom mirror each morning. There’s also bonafide science behind it.   Researchers at the University of California-Irvine have found that new skin cells grow faster…

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INSIDER STORY: How This Anesthesiologist Sleeps

As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Cedric Dupont knows about sleep. How to put people under, how to monitor them, what to look for, what small changes in body temperature or heart rate require action and adjustment. Here’s how he describes his job: “It’s like being a captain on an airplane: during takeoff and landing, a lot…

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Surprise Kids With New Family Game Night Location

These simple bedroom-based games will bring your whole gang together for a fun bonding activity on a rainy morning or a quiet night in — no tables (or tablets) required.   Charades   Little prep is required for this timeless classic. Invite the kids to get in their pajamas (or if it’s a rainy morning,…

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Routine, Reflection and Rest Top This “Best of” List

It’s our one-year anniversary with The Focus Project! Thank you for reading and for watching. A huge thank you to our sponsor, Sleep Number, for making it all possible. This month’s video was a special one for us as we took the best of the year and rolled it into our special Anniversary Episode.  …

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This is Not a Bed, It’s a Creativity Coach

Personal vegetarian chef, food marketer and president of The Veg Company, Sara Harrel, keeps an online inspiration folder of ideas she gathers from foods she’s tasted, read about or seen on TV.   When her inspiration folder fails to find the recipe or flavor combination she needs, she turns to sleep.   “If I’m stumped…

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