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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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Trade Up Your Breakfast With Pudding

Starting your morning with a healthy breakfast can reduce hunger all day long, boost energy, and help you make healthy choices throughout the day, according to the Mayo Clinic. Going to bed knowing your breakfast is already made also sets you up for a good night’s sleep.   But in the interest of eating healthy…

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Why Writing a To-Do List Can Improve Your Sleep

Worrying about what lies ahead can put a serious damper on our sleep.   Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way you can tackle those concerns: writing to-do lists.   The Benefits of Writing a To-Do List   Writing to-do lists provides more benefits than you may think. According to researchers, it helps relieve stress…

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The Expense of Sleep Deprivation

Our bodies recover faster and perform better with adequate sleep. We look better, feel better and make better decisions when we are well rested. But, sometime’s that’s easier said than done; especially during stressful times. What science tells us about sleep deprivation, plus things you can do to get more quality shut-eye.   But, the…

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4 Ways to Increase Mental Resilience for Better Sleep

Some people make and revise endless to-do lists. Others find themselves going down the rabbit hole of “what-ifs,” or they can’t help thinking of things they haven’t dealt with yet.   A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates 30% of American adults fail to get enough sleep each night and that…

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It’s Not a Bed, It’s Like…Having a Virtual Assistant

Here’s how your bed can act like a virtual assistant for you.  Quality sleep keeps your brain working like a powerful assistant, helping you accomplish everything on your to-do list. And you don’t even need to pay a salary. You’ll never look at your Sleep Number bed the same…         Text version:…

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When Self Care Feels Too Heavy, Laugh It Up

Self care can be serious business. Finding supportive practitioners, eating well, exercising, and getting quality sleep yield fabulous results, but these practices can also feel heavy when you’re working too hard to do them right.   But as multiple memes and Twitter threads attest, laughing at the sometimes silly lengths we go to in the…

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Why Do I … Drool When I Sleep?

Embarrassing, maybe, but drooling while you’re sleeping is generally no cause for alarm. If you don’t like the sensation of waking up to a damp pillow, the sleep experts at Sleep Number explain why people drool, and how to reduce its occurrence.   Reasons for Hypersalivating   Drooling, or hypersalivating, is a result of having…

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How Often Should You Wash, Clean, and Replace Pillows

How often should you wash, clean or replace pillows?   Pillows are an important piece of your sleep experience. They support you from the shoulders up, about 20 percent of your body.   Having a clean pillow also affects your slumber. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, dirty pillows can make your symptoms worse,…

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