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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

Partial image of gold Timex clock with hands at two-forty. Setting clock back for daylight saving.
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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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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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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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Staying Up Late on Weekends Might Affect Women’s Long-term Health

If you’re waking early during the week and sleeping late on the weekends, this sleep pattern may be harming your health long-term.   Years of studies have found a slightly increased risk of heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other health and metabolic conditions in people who work night shifts. Scientists don’t fully understand the…

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Sleep and the 5 Senses: Hearing

When we think of hearing and sleep, we often consider the noisemakers: wailing sirens, crying babies, upstairs neighbors who sound like they’re jumping around in platform heels. Hearing is so closely tied to disturbing our slumber that many can’t function without a morning alarm.   As part of a series on sleep and the five…

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Crazy Things We Do In Our Sleep

Taking a stroll, having an entire text conversation you don’t remember, even eating while sleeping—about 10 percent of the population does things that they’re not aware of while they are sleeping. Known as parasomnias, these events occur during REM sleep and in deeper sleep stages:   Texting while Sleeping   Research from Villanova University found…

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5 Road Trip Safety Tips

As summer road travel season approaches, staying alert and awake is critical for arriving safely at your destination. Here are some tips for catching sufficient shut-eye while on the road.   Prepare Starting your trip on a sleep deficit puts you at risk for drowsy driving. Each year, drowsy driving is responsible for an estimated…

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Sleep and the 5 Senses: Sight

Our eyes and our sense of sight play a crucial role in both the quality and quantity of the sleep we get. Light, colors and images in the crucial hours before bedtime can mean the difference between visions of sugar plums and counting the cracks in your bedroom ceiling.   As part of a series…

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The Vicious Cycle of Stress and Sleeplessness

Feeling stressed? A little rest and relaxation may do the trick.   Our ability to handle stress is tied to the quality and quantity of our sleep. We’ve long known that inadequate sleep can lead to all sorts of health issues including high blood pressure, a weakened immune system—even obesity and diabetes. Now we’re beginning…

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