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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 li

Bright white bedding and wooden bedside table with vase of white flowers, candle and cell phone.
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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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3 Smoothie Recipes to Power Your Year

The aftermath of holiday stress and low nutrition can wreak havoc on your overall well-being, not to mention your ability to stay centered and maintain balance between rest and energy, says Stacy Kennedy, chief wellness officer for AVA, a service that provides customized nutritional guidance through text messaging. To ensure you are getting enough nutrition…

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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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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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What Are You Wearing Tonight?

When you slip beneath the sheets, what you’re wearing counts.   The feel and fit of your sleepwear can make all the difference in how you sleep.   “Besides the comfort and fit factor, just the psychological act of changing out of your work clothes helps ready your body for sleep,” says registered nurse Terry…

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Tips to Stay Cool Through the Night

Sleeping comfortably through a hot, humid summer night is no easy task. Heat exposure increases wakefulness and decreases rapid eye movement sleep and slow wave sleep, according to research published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology. High levels of humidity disrupt sleep because the moisture in the air prevents the evaporation of sweat from the…

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How to Sleep While Camping

A summer camping trip is a great way to unplug from stress, reconnect with nature and spend quality time with friends and family. According to a study at the University of Colorado Boulder, a week-long camping trip — with lots of natural light — can actually help reset your internal clock.   Of course, a…

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Elusive Dreams? Here’s How to Catch Them.

You’re having a wonderful dream about … something. And then you wake up. What was the dream about? Why can’t you remember it? And why does your best friend remember her dreams in vivid detail?   People who can recall their dreams may not sleep very deeply, so they spend more time in REM sleep,…

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You’re Awake but Your Brain Is Asleep

Half the morning at work is gone and you can’t remember most of it. Did you answer those emails? Make the important phone calls on your list? Reschedule the sitter?   If you feel like you’re on autopilot after being sleep deprived, you may suffer from local or micro sleep.   Sleep deprivation appears to…

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Six Differences Between Early Birds and Night Owls

Bedtime isn’t the only area in which early birds and night owls differ.   One study found that early birds may be more persistent, whereas night owls are more extravagant and keen to explore the unknown.   How else are early risers and evening people different?   1. Decision-making styles   Night owls can be…

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All About Dreams

While we sleep our brains are active—busy firing neurons, processing information and consolidating memories. They’re also entertaining, enlightening and maybe even frightening us for about two hours each night—with dreams. Most dreams happen during the rapid eye movement, or REM, phase of sleep, when breathing becomes quick, irregular and shallow. Our eyes might be closed…

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How to Keep Peace in the Bedroom

While you may get along swimmingly with your partner outside the bedroom, you may drown in misery if you have different sleep styles and preferences.   One study shows that if your sleep suffers, your marriage can suffer too. Has your bedroom turned into a dwelling of disturbance rather than a soothing sanctuary for sleep?…

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