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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

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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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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Sleep Solutions for Pregnancy Heartburn Relief

Heartburn, a common complaint during pregnancy, most often occurs during the third trimester, according the American Pregnancy Association. Pregnancy can make existing gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) worse, or can bring about heartburn if you’ve never had it. When it comes to sleep solutions, Moms-to-be (and anyone else suffering from GERD) can still get a good…

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Good Night, Sleep Tight: Sleep Tips for Kids

Regardless of age, all children need sleep to help them be happy, healthy and productive in school, at home and during after-school activities. Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise, but it’s often overlooked. It helps little ones grow, beats germs, affects weight, protects the heart, boosts learning and increases attention and concentration….

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Solutions to Couples Wanting Different Sleep Temperatures

They say opposites attract, right? So it’s inevitable that one of you is a night owl and the other’s an early bird. And, even more likely that one of you sleeps like a fiery furnace, while your partner is a popsicle.   Experts recommend that the best bedroom temperature for optimal sleep is between 65…

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Simple Yoga Poses for Sleep

Quality sleep will keep you performing your best. Like diet and exercise, sleep is essential for optimal health and performance. Because everyone’s sleep needs are different, Sleep Number® beds with SleepIQ® technology inside adjust to your ideal level of firmness, comfort and support. SleepIQ technology tracks how well you sleep each night, giving you personal insights into your sleep so you’ll…

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DIY: How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom

Clothes that need to be put away. Books you haven’t read. Work papers piled up. Clutter and chores you haven’t dealt with. Are these things interfering with your ability to feel calm and rested in your sleep space?   Feng Shui might help.   Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice of creating harmonious surroundings…

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Wheels Up…We’re Off to Better Sleep!

This week we jetted off to New York City to chat sleep with Arianna Huffington, Dr. Carol Ash, Icema Gibbs from JetBlue, Miles Brown from ABC’s blackish and our very own Sleep Geek Pete. The crew formed a panel at the JFK airport to promote better sleep! Miles interviewed the panel (on one of our…

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Best Sleeping Position & Mattress for Lower Back Pain

Leonardo da Vinci may have said, “A well-spent day brings happy sleep,” but your sleep can’t always be guaranteed to be happy if you’re in pain.   Back pain can make it tough to get a good night’s rest — just ask the more than 80 percent of Americans who suffer from back pain at…

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