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In the Bedroom with Becca & Garrett from Bachelorette

A year after America got to know Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen on The Bachelorette, the couple has settled into a happy, quiet life together. They travel lots, but also recently moved into a home near San Diego, where we recently spoke to them about

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In the Bedroom with Becca & Garrett from Bachelorette

A year after America got to know Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen on The Bachelorette, the couple has settled into a happy, quiet life together. They travel lots, but also recently moved into a home near San Diego, where we recently spoke to them about what they’re up to these days and how their Sleep…

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Best & Worst Slept U.S. States 2019

How does your state compare in the newest list of best and worst slept U.S. states of 2019? Using Sleep Number’s SleepIQ data, we’ve got a good picture of how we’re sleeping state-by-state.* STATE NAME TIME ASLEEP (HOURS/MIN.) RANK Utah 7:46 1 Colorado 7:45 2 Arkansas 7:44 3 Rhode Island 7:44 4 Mississippi 7:44 5…

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The Accidental Golf Pro (Insider Story)

After Eric Mis retired from working for a circuit court in 2007, he thought he’d get a job at a golf course. He did—but it turned into so much more, including becoming a golf pro at the local university. He recently spoke to Sleep Number from his home in Michigan about his new career and…

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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 on a Plane

Pete Bils considers himself something of an expert when it comes to sleeping on planes. As part of his job as Vice President of Sleep Science and Research at Sleep Number, Bils racks up about 150,000 airline miles a year – advising stores, giving talks, and meeting with partners, such as coaches and trainers from…

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How to Naturally Stop Grinding My Teeth While I Sleep

Grinding your teeth doesn’t necessarily prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. You might not even be aware that you’re doing it. But grinding can lead to dental problems such as cracked teeth and weakened enamel, leaving you vulnerable to tooth decay, so it’s important to notice the signs, and stop if you can….

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How to Start a Family Dreams Journal

Nightmares may bring the kids or grandkids to your room in the middle of the night, but have you ever asked about their best dreams — the kind they didn’t want to wake up from? Instead of focusing on the bad dreams, invite your crew into the parental bed on a regular basis to share…

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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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