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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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Feeling the Drag of Daylight Saving Time?

Hit Refresh in 5 Easy Steps   Having trouble adjusting to the time change? Like jetlag, it can take at least a day or two—or even up to up to three weeks—to fully recover from a one-hour shift in your sleep schedule.   Try these tips to bounce back faster.   Go toward the light….

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It’s Time You Knew: Daylight Saving Time Myths Revealed

Myth: Daylight Saving Time (DST) was established to benefit farmers.   Fact: When DST was first proposed, many farmers actually opposed and lobbied against it. Farming is largely dependent on daylight hours, not clocks, so they found it disruptive.   If not for the farmers, why did DST really come about? The United States implemented…

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Daylight Saving Time: Help Pets Adjust

Your puppy can’t tell time, so how can he be affected by Daylight Saving Time? In the wild, animals are naturally in tune with the rhythms of day and night—think of the birds at your feeder every morning. But pets follow the schedules we create for them. If you wake at the same time every…

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5 Tips to Prevent Sweets from Wrecking Your Sleep

The arrival of fall means a lot of things: pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, football, Halloween and a lot of candy

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Reasons Better Sleep Can Lead to Weight Loss

Getting more (and better) sleep can curb our appetites, help us control cravings that lead to late night snacking and can boost our metabolisms. Sounds like the best diet we know about! Keep in mind, though, to be well, proper nutrition and a healthy balance of exercise combined with good sleep is still key.  …

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Sleeping Tips During Pregnancy

“Sleep while you still can, before the baby is born.” Sounds like great advice, if you’ve never been pregnant. Turns out the little person growing inside you has a huge impact on your sleep long before he’s out in the world. Who knew? Everything from the ups and downs of bathroom trips to late-night worrying…

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