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Mental Health Check: Sleep

Sleep deprivation is a common thing; but, have you ever considered its effects on mental health? We teamed up with the Huffington Post to bring you the facts. Americans are quite sleep deprived these days, but what you might not know is all of that not sleeping could be affecting your mental well-being. Or, is it that…

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HGTV Smart Home Designer Q&A

Bedrooms are our personal retreats to recharge and refresh; but, how does your bedroom’s design impact your sleep? We chatted with HGTV Smart Home designer, Tiffany Brooks, to uncover the key components of successful bedroom design used in this year’s HGTV Smart Home. 1.  Which HGTV Smart Home bedroom was your favorite to design, and…

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The dreams of dogs: What do your pets dream about?

When humans sleep, it’s pretty likely we’ll dream—but we’re not the only ones who do. Dogs experience a similar dream state to humans, drifting in and out of REM sleep. But just what happens when Rover shuts his eyes? Psychologist Stanley Coren, author of Do Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know…

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5 Ways to Get Out of Sleep Debt

Anika Christ, RD, LD – Senior Program Manager of Nutrition and Weight Loss for Life Time Fitness I talk about sleep all the time. As a registered dietitian, it’s one of the most popular topics I discuss with my clients (and coach them about) when it comes to making changes in order to lose weight.…

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How to Keep Money Worries From Keeping You Awake

Financing retirement, paying for college, getting out of debt – financial insecurity keeps many people from getting a good night’s sleep. According to a 2015 national survey by CreditCards.com, 62 percent of adults are losing sleep over at least one financial problem. On a positive note, that figure is down from 69 percent in 2009,…

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Sleep Better, Run Faster

Sleep is an essential part of training for runners. Adequate sleep allows the body to best maximize recovery time between workouts, produce HGH (human growth hormone), maintain a healthy metabolism and manage pain and inflammation. How much sleep do you need? Most sleep experts claim that 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night is…

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6 Science-Backed Tips For Falling Back Asleep That Actually Work

Below includes original editorial content from The Huffington Post. There’s nothing worse than being wide awake at 4 a.m., staring at the ceiling and willing yourself back to dreamland. Middle-of-the-night wake-ups can happen for many reasons, making it hard and frustrating to combat in the moment. How about we break the cycle tonight? Here are…

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Guys, Take a Guilt-Free Nap

While napping sometimes gets a bad rap, new research shows that naps may be good for men. Naps may even make you smarter. In a study presented at the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Forum of Neuroscience in Copenhagen, German researchers examined the brain activity of 86 men and found that when they took naps…

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Meet Eli: 7-Year-Old Future Robotics Engineer

Meet Eli: 7-year-old future robotics engineer, lover of electronics, master bowler, Sleep Number® setting 35, and all-around awesome kid who wants to help people through tech. Eli’s dream of owning a Sleep Number® bed finally came true after three years of wanting one … check out his journey in our below interview. Eli is an especially…

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Sleep + Basketball: Nothing but Net

Sleep is shown to improve physical performance, and basketball is no exception. With the big March basketball tournament going on, many have predictions of who will win. So, we’re turning to our SleepIQ® technology to help us understand how each city sleeps – and make our picks based on our favorite training metric – sleep!…

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