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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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It’s Time To Move Daylight Saving Time from the Weekend and #MakeItTuesday

Recent SleepIQ® technology data gathered from thousands of Sleep Number® sleepers proves Americans get the best sleep quantity and quality on Tuesday nights – making it the perfect night to sacrifice an hour of sleep, if you must. Pledge to join the campaign to move Daylight Saving Time from the weekend to Tuesday here. Read on to see the science behind the switch.

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5 Surprising Signs You’re Sleep Deprived

Does Daylight Saving Time push you from getting by to sleep deprived? Look for these unexpected signs.   Must. Have. Sugar. Drawn to sugar? Lack of sleep disrupts blood sugar levels and causes your body to produce more of the hormone that stimulates hunger.   You keep getting colds Less than seven hours of sleep…

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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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