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Dr. Robert Oexman
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Robert Oexman, D.C., is Director of the Sleep to Live Institute in Joplin, Mo. He oversees the Institute’s research studies, particularly the impact of the sleep environment on quality of sleep. At the Institute, Dr. Oexman helped develop bedMATCH, a patented system using 6 million people profiles, 18 statistical measurements and over 1,000 calculations to assist consumers in determining the best mattress and pillow options for their body type.

He received his Chiropractic degree and was in private practice for four years before joining Leggett & Platt, Inc. While there, Dr. Oexman developed and managed an ergonomic research center focused on bedding, furniture and automotive seating.

Dr. Oexman has worked on research projects at major universities across the U.S. He also lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of sleep and how the environment impacts sleep. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, and his Master of Business Administration from Missouri State University. Dr. Oexman is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Missouri State Chiropractic Association. He received his postgraduate training at the Sleep Medicine Center in Stanford, Calif.

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Better Sleep Month: Top 10 Sleep Myths Debunked

(2) Comments | Posted May 5, 2013 | 9:30 AM

May is Better Sleep Month -- and it should serve as a "wake up" call for America, giving us the opportunity to reflect on one of the most overlooked health priorities in our lives: sleep! The masses of the sleep-deprived have a higher risk of heart disease, Type...

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Sleep Awareness Week: A New Bedtime Routine for Children

(1) Comments | Posted March 9, 2013 | 9:37 AM

Growing up in the '60s had its challenges, but looking back they seem so minor. My hometown was very small so it was common for kids to walk home from school, stop at a friend's house or a park and not arrive home until dinnertime. After dinner, kids would meet...

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Success in 2013 With a New Year's Sleep Resolution

(2) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 7:30 AM

The 1993 movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray may have been more appropriately titled New Year's Day. It seems that most people wake up New Year's Day with the same resolution they had the previous year! Are we destined to fail at diets, smoking cessation, exercise programs, or simply finding...

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Can a Mattress Really Impact Your Sleep?

(25) Comments | Posted October 14, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Sleepless nights, tossing, turning and exhausted mornings -- we all know the feeling. But did you know that sleeping on the right mattress can help alleviate these problems and remind you what it feels like to be rested? We now know that mattresses really do matter when it comes to...

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Couple Sleep Is Best -- Here's How to Make it Even Better!

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 4:18 PM

An article in the Wall Street Journal this week addresses the positive and negative aspects of partners sleeping in the same bed. According to the article, couples may get health benefits simply from sleeping together due to feelings of safety and security. This shows that the psychological...

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Don't Skip Sleep to Score High on Finals

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 6:10 PM

As a freshman college student I remember conversations with my peers in the school library about the upcoming finals and how each of us had our own way of coping with last-minute "all-nighters." Study procrastination seemed to increase as I moved from student to teacher at a small university. Today,...

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