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What You Should Know About Fall Daylight Saving Time

Why was Daylight Saving Time created? Myths explained, and tips to bounce back from the time change faster. In fall months, even though falling back means we gain an extra hour of sleep, “we are on the cusp of cold and dark winter days, which do

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What You Should Know About Fall Daylight Saving Time

Why was Daylight Saving Time created? Myths explained, and tips to bounce back from the time change faster. In fall months, even though falling back means we gain an extra hour of sleep, “we are on the cusp of cold and dark winter days, which don’t offer the same kind of accessibility and willingness for…

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6 Self-Care Methods to Boost Mental and Physical Health

Therapist Erica Reed sometimes renders clients speechless with one simple question: What do you need right now? “A lot of times, the clients who come to me don’t recognize they have needs and that those needs are important,” says Reed, a licensed clinical social worker and adjunct professor at Bowie State University in Maryland. “When…

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The Unlikely Marathoner [Insider Story]

Hi, Tyler! So you say you don’t look like a runner, but you’ve done three marathons. Tell us about that. I used to consider myself fairly athletic. I played football, basketball, and baseball through high school and was pretty athletic in college. And then kids got in the way—I put on weight and got the…

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Morning Energy Boosters Without the Coffee

A large coffee and a muffin on the go is the breakfast of choice for many folks in a hurry. But by mid-morning, that choice may make you feel energy-less. The caffeine buzz is gone, the carb and sugar high has worn off, and you’re thinking, “When’s lunch!?” Break the cycle and boost your energy…

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Make the Most of Your Empty Nest

As Hélène Stelian’s twin daughters prepared to leave for college, she felt the twinge of loneliness but also the stark realization that she no longer knew herself. As a stay-at-home mom in Chicago, much of her identity was wrapped in theirs. “I looked into the future and wondered what my life was going to be…

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The Necessity of Non-Negotiable Me Time

Work meetings, brunch dates with friends, your daughter’s basketball games — you dutifully jot down all your commitments to keep everything on track. But no matter how full the calendar, there’s often one thing missing: time to do absolutely nothing. Raise your hand if you can relate. A Fun Timeout Just as you ascribe importance…

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5 Ways to Exercise Without Leaving Your Bed

When the alarm goes off in the morning, do you find yourself hitting the snooze and curling back into the comfort of your Sleep Number bed? There may be a better way to transition from cozy sleep to awake that doesn’t require you to get out of bed. What?! Now we have your attention, right?…

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Surviving a Summer Flu

That achy, sneezing, coughing, feel-like-staying-in bed-forever feeling — no one likes coming down with the flu in summer, especially when you’re burning up with fever while the temps are already scorching, and your family is hitting the pool and barbecueing your favorite ribs. The contagious respiratory illness known as influenza hits prime time in fall…

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Sandy’s Journey of Recovery, Through Animals & Rest (Insider Story)

Sandy Crook calls it “the accident.” She was walking with a friend at night, outside a school in Escondido, California, when a car hit them at high speed. Sandy went flying—into the windshield, then over the vehicle, hitting the ground hard. “I should have been dead and was told I may lose my right leg,”…

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Why Can’t I Sleep Even Though I’m Tired?

If you can’t get a good night’s sleep, blame it on your mind. “Sixty percent of people who can’t sleep can’t turn their minds off sufficiently to get the rest they need,” says Pete Bils, Sleep Number Vice President of Sleep Science and Research. Anxiety, stress, or even the emotional high of, say, a new…

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How do I sleep with a stuffy nose?

“Once you determine what’s stuffing you up and can treat the problem, you should be breathing more easily and sleeping better soon,” says Pete Bils, Vice President of Sleep Science and Research at Sleep Number. How to Reduce a Stuffy Nose at Night Undress for bed in another room room so that the pollen that…

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