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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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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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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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