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We Cracked the Code on 5 Things That Could Be Keeping You Up at Night

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We Cracked the Code on 5 Things That Could Be Keeping

When was the last time you got a great night’s sleep? It’s one of the hardest questions to answer in today’s interconnected 24/7 world. Even though we try each night to maximize the amount of rest we can get, it can often feel like the brass ring of sleep perfection remains just out of reach. So what main issues are keeping you up at night?


Sleep scientists identified five problems that end up robbing us of well-deserved rest. You can get better sleep by recognizing if any of these five issues pop up in your nightly routine. Once you know which areas keep you up, you can create a sleep environment that can cater to your needs. Let’s break down five of the most common pain points during the night, and see the innovative sleep solutions Sleep Number® is applying to help rectify them.


Sleeping Better Together


Finding the perfect partner is hard enough, but few people talk about the challenges that can creep up when you start sharing your snoozing with someone else. Even though your partner is the perfect match for your personality, their feelings about the perfect bed might not entirely line up with yours. Nine out of 10 couples disagree on mattress firmness. Sound like you?


Most couples end up compromising on their choice of mattress, which could end up leaving one person tossing and turning while the other dozes peacefully. That’s why finding your Sleep Number® setting is such a game-changer for the issues of sleeping better together. Each person can set his or her own ideal levels of firmness, comfort, and support. We’re talking about one bed designed to be perfect for both of you – NO more compromising.


Ease the Pain


It’s bad enough to face the mental pressure of our daily lives but pair that with the challenge of back or neck pain and you’ve got the perfect cocktail for a bad night’s sleep. More than 80% of Americans suffer from back pain in their lifetime, equaling tons of lost sleep.


Old-school innerspring mattresses can’t evenly distribute your weight, which results in uncomfortable pressure points. Those steel coils in your mattress don’t know which muscles or joints are your problem areas, and they’ll prod and poke against anything they want, making pain even more of an issue.


Sleep Number beds feature DualAir™ technology, allowing you to adjust to your ideal level of firmness, comfort, and support – all that tossing and turning is no longer a problem. Just let Sleep Number cradle every curve of your body to help reduce the role pain plays in your night’s rest. You’ll be amazed how much better everything in life is after you’re sleeping better and less painfully.


Take the Roar out of Snore


Snoring might be cute in babies or puppies but in adults it can be a real problem that affects both the snorer and his or her partner. Nearly 45% of adults snore, and 25% deal with it on a habitual basis.


Sleep Number’s exclusive Partner Snore™ technology was designed to help both of you get a better night’s sleep. Sleep Number’s adjustable base let you raise your partner’s head with a touch of a button. With their head elevated, they may breathe more easily and get a peaceful night’s sleep. It’s a simple one-touch solution to snoring.


Elevation changes are great ways to reduce those nightly snores but you can also change up your sleep position. Maybe you sleep on your back and need to try sleeping on your side. That’s where an innovation like the Sleep Number Medi-Comfort Snore Reducer foam pillow comes into play. You need proper alignment for your head and neck because that will properly open up your airways and reduce the sound of sawing wood escaping from your mouth and nose.


Tackle Allergens for Sound Sleep


Allergens not only make your days miserable but also have a major effect on how you sleep at night. The best way to stop them from ruining another night is to attack them wherever you can. The easiest solution is to be vigilant about wiping down your bedroom floors, furniture, windowsills, and the tops of doors. Anywhere dust or pollen can hide in your room needs to be wiped down with a damp cloth (reduces allergens floating around to another surface). It’s also helpful to vacuum your mattress regularly. Sleep Number® bed’s feature a unique zip-open design which allows you easy access to any dust or allergen that might be hiding under your nose. And, don’t forget about blinds, curtains and carpeting!


Find Your Perfect Sleep Temperature


Most research pegs the ideal bedroom temperature between 65 and 68 degrees. At that temperature you should be comfortable under the covers because your body doesn’t need to exert more energy to shed heat. One way to deal with a varied body temperature is showering before bed. Showering warms the skin, which helps to lower your internal body temperature. A cooler overall internal temp can help you drift off to dreamland.


Another tip is to skip exercise and large meals before bed. Exercising before bed can raise your internal temp making it difficult to fall asleep. A big meal can elevate your body’s metabolism and internal body temperature too.


One easy way to tackle temperature fluctuations in bed is to choose the right bedding solutions. Sleep Number® has innovations like The DualTemp™ layer which allows you to heat or cool each side of the bed to your ideal temperature. There’s also In Balance™ bedding which helps to absorb excess heat and then release it back as your body gets colder in the morning hours. No matter what temperature you desire, it is vital to get it right or you’ll end up costing yourself valuable moments of rest.


So what are you waiting for? You’ve dealt with sleep issues long enough. Discover what your sleep challenges are and then let Sleep Number® use their game-changing science to end the tossing and turning. You deserve a great night’s sleep. It’s time for science and innovation to help you reach that goal.




Like diet and exercise, quality 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 learn how life affects your sleep and how sleep affects your life. Find your Sleep Number® setting for your best possible night’s sleep.

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