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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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Fall Cleaning Tips for Better Sleep

The leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter, and you may be spending more time inside as temperatures drop. If you’re not taking steps to give your bedroom a seasonal makeover, you could be missing out on some quality sleep. Here are some tips that will set you up for better sleep night…

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Nightcap? Not So Fast

A nightcap before bed— just the thing to help you fall asleep. Or is it?   While alcohol does have a sedating effect, a bedtime drink could start negatively impacting your sleep rhythms in just three nights.   “What alcohol gives on those first two nights, it takes away on subsequent nights. You become tolerant…

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Tips for Navigating Menopause and Sleep

For many women, menopause becomes the ultimate sleep challenge. And that loss of sleep can leave you feeling fatigued, confused and mighty irritable the next day, raising your risk of injuries and certain health conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and even obesity, according to the Mayo Clinic.   In his book, Sleep…

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What type of sleep is best for your mood?

Is it better to get fewer hours of uninterrupted sleep or more hours of interrupted sleep?   When it comes to your mood, the former is actually better. Recent research from Johns Hopkins University published in the journal Sleep has shown that people who get interrupted sleep end up in a much worse mood than…

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Why Do We Fall Back?

The history of Daylight Saving Time is steeped in myth. For example, DST was created to decrease energy costs, not to help farmers as many people believe. Around 70 countries spring forward and fall back, not just the U.S. The concept also has encountered significant backlash, including from economists and scientists.   Daylight Saving Time…

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Simple Breathing Exercises to Wake Refreshed

Breathing is the foundation of human life, yet so many of us breathe incorrectly. Poor posture, too much sitting and a cultural tendency to hold our breath all contribute to shallow “neck breathing,” which can be detrimental to sleep and, therefore, overall health.   Neck breathing is characterized by short, shallow breaths—you may notice your…

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Five Big Hurdles Athletes Face in Getting Enough Sleep

Playing sports takes a toll on athletes’ bodies — and on their sleep.   “Challenges include overcoming stimulation from the excitement and arousal from night games, controlling pain from injuries, reducing accumulation of sleep debt from late night games and early practices, and limiting disruption of circadian rhythm from frequent travel,” explained Dr. Jonathan Saluta,…

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This Is Your Brain on Sleep

Scientists used to think that our brains switched off when we weren’t awake, but it turns out that’s not the case. When we sleep, our brains begin a highly orchestrated, intricate dance of complex activities that fuel our waking life.   Throughout the night, we cycle in and out of two stages of sleep: slow…

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