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How does the Sleep IQ™ technology in Sleep Number® beds really work?
Did you know forty-seven percent of Americans are sleep-deprived? If you are one of many Americans in need of a few extra zzz’s , check out the new Sleep IQ™ technology from Sleep Number . The Sleep IQ™ technology works with Sleep Number’s DualAir™ technology to track and monitor your sleep – from total time in bed and sleep quality to average heart and breathing rates – to help you learn how to sleep better. There is nothing to wear or turn on. All you have to do is sleep. Read More
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History of the Quantified Self
For thousands of years people have tracked personal data - how much they make, how much they eat, how far they travel. Technology is making data acquisition more seamless - almost to the point of automation. Read More
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Dinner Time and Bed Time
For a better night’s sleep, try eating dinner at least three hours before bedtime. Ten years ago, the average family ate dinner at 5:30 p.m. Today, families eat dinner much later due to longer working hours and busier lifestyles. Eating big meals too close to bedtime may cause heartburn and indigestion, which can impact your sleep. Read More
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Sleep Trends: How Men and Women Compare
While couples agree that a comfortable mattress is important, their definitions of comfort can vary drastically. For every plush mattress lover, there is surely a partner who wants firmer support. And for those sleepers that want a big, down comforter to stay warm, there is often a partner who sleeps too hot to even consider it. Sound familiar? Learn more about Sleep Number , and how it can help you and your partner sleep better. Recommending reading:  What's Your Sleep Style? Read More
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5 Alison Sweeney-Approved Tips for Soon-to-be-Moms
As parents-to-be, my husband and I are excited to manage this new adventure we’ll call life after our precious newborn arrives. To ease that transition, I’m constantly on the look-out for great first-time-mom advice. So when Sleep Number teamed up with Scared Scriptless author  Alison Sweeney earlier this month to talk to the media about how much she loves her  Sleep Number bed with SleepIQ technology , I couldn't pass up the chance to glean some “mom-vice” from an expert! Alison’s life is busy… not only is she a mom of two beautiful children, she’s also an actress, director, TV host and author, who maintains a very healthy lifestyle. During our conversation, she shared how she balances work, life and family, which is as simple as being a good role model for your children, taking time for yourself and placing emphasis your own health. Check out these five Alison Sweeney-approved tips for moms: 5)Plan. Sleep. Diet. Exercise. Repeat. In order to maintain sanity and a healthy life as new parents, Alison said, “You can’t just wing it and expect anything to happen on its own.” In fact, Alison and I are both obsessed with our smart-phone calendars, and this type-A habit has really helped her optimize her time. She recommends setting aside time for play dates, doctor appointments, going to the park or cleaning. But most importantly, schedule time to sleep, exercise and make 3-4 healthy meals at a time in advance so you don’t just bake a frozen pizza each night. Sleep, diet and exercise are the three sides of the wellness triangleMaintain those three and you’ll be a happy mom. 4)Make Mom-time a priority. Moms have endless to-do lists but they tend to prioritize others– like their kids or partners – ahead of themselves. Make time for yourself a priority. One of Alison’s new “me-time” necessities is sleep. She said that, "I now view sleep as something that is just as important as nutrition and fitness: It's key to my health and to the health of my family.” 3)Forget your 25-year-old body, embrace the new one. We’ve all seen the magazine covers and heard about super models who do runway shows weeks after having a baby… but that’s not reality. Sure, thereare lots of expectations out there about getting a body back after baby, but Alison said that, “There is no sense in looking back. You’re not going to have the same body you did at 25. But you can be happy and confident being the best mom that you can be.” In fact, she wrote about this in one of her books –  The Mommy Diet – which offers additional, realistic resources about how to eat and exercise based on what works for you and your family. 2)Create your own village. Alison attributes her balanced life to having a great team. She said, “When someone offers a helping hand, take it!” Also, even though we don’t have villages to help us care for our children, she said we should create our own villages by having a network of other helpful parents. By sharing time with other moms/parents, one of you can watch the kids while the other one goes for a run or a swim. And next week, you take the kids while he/she makes a week’s worth of healthy meals. 1)Be active FOR your kids. One of Alison’s best pieces of advice is to be active for your kids; and to be active with your kids by going for bike rides or on hikes with them. For example, she explained: “I have a strong core so I can hold up my daughter when she is wobbly on ice skates. And I have the energy to trudge through the snow to pick up my son’s snowboard that’s half way up the hill. That’s what my fitness is for and that’s why I lead a healthy lifestyle – to be able to play with my kids.” The prize after working out is not to wear a certain dress size or to achieve a number on a scale; being active with and for your family is the REAL reward. OK moms and dads out there – what do you think? What other words of wisdom do you have to share?  Read More
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CelebTV: Alison Sweeney's Secret to Staying Fit!
Actor, Writer, Mom and host of The Biggest Loser, Alison Sweeney shares her biggest secret to staying fit and it’s not what you think. While many of us focus on nutrition and exercise, Alison says there’s a third factor we often forget about: sleep. So how does one of the busiest moms in Hollywood get more sleep? She shares her secret on how to make yourself a priority…but will she spill secrets to this season’s biggest loser? You’re going to have to watch! Read More
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