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Study Says Teens Growing More Sleep Deprived

Teenagers are not getting enough sleep according to a recent study.

02/16/2015

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Sheriff: Driver Crosses Center Line, Strikes Squad Head-On

A Carvery County deputy and another driver were injured in a head-on collision late Thursday evening. According to the sheriff’s office, the crash happened at about 9 p.m. on County State Aid Highway 11 near 4th Street in Carver.

01/23/2015

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How MN Moms’ Pillow Invention Could Reinvent Bedtime

How early did your kids wake up to see Santa Claus? There’s no denying the holiday season is busy, and bedtime can make the bedtime even busier. But one stocking stuffer designed by a pair of Minnesota mothers not only promises to help your children, but may even help you as well.

12/25/2014

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Minnesota Mom Invents Storytelling Pillow

Getting kids to bed on-time without a fuss can be a difficult task. But one Minnesota Mom is hoping to change that with a new invention: a storytelling pillow.

12/14/2014

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Sleeping Disorders Could Be Behind Behavioral Issues In Kids

We often associate snoring and sleep problems with overweight men. But our kids can have trouble sleeping, too. And doctors say it may affect them in more ways than just being tired. Doctors admit it’s not easy for parents to link behavior issues to sleep.

11/25/2014

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Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

This weekend, everyone is going to get the opportunity to take an extra hour of sleep. As the saying goes, “fall back, spring forward.” Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, so don’t forget to turn those clocks back.

10/31/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Feel More Tired When The Seasons Change?

If you’re feeling a little sluggish this time of year, you’re not alone. Karina from St. Paul has been feeling more sleepy than usual. And when she’s brought it up to her parents, they’ve always told her it’s the change in the weather.

10/09/2014

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What Is The ‘Perfect’ Amount Of Sleep?

It’s the question we all want answered — What is the “perfect” amount of sleep? Researchers in Finland analyzed sleep data from nearly 4,000 men and women.

10/07/2014

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Good Question: Where Do Food Cravings Come From?

Pizza, nachos, ice cream — when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. “We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival,” said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.

09/18/2014

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Good Question: Is There An Ideal Bedtime For Adults?

This time of year, we think a lot about putting our kids to sleep on time, but what about the adults? Do they have an ideal bedtime?

08/28/2014

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WCCO’s Heather Brown Explores Secrets To Making Babies Sleep

WCCO’s Good Question Reporter Heather Brown knows the struggle to find sleep first hand. She’s been off the air the past two months concentrating on her newest job, being a mom. Heather and her husband, Joe, welcomed Riley Rose in May.

08/04/2014

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Arianna Huffington Speaks In Downtown Mpls., Urges Importance Of Sleep

Media mogul, political activist and author Arianna Huffington was in downtown Minneapolis Monday, urging women to embrace what she calls the secret to her success.

06/23/2014

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Study: More People Procrastinate On Sleep

All of us have procrastinated at one time or another. Maybe on that big work report, chores or exercise? But how about procrastinating on your sleep?

06/17/2014

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Study: Sharing A Bed With Your Pet Can Disturb Your Sleep

This is an obvious statement — pet owners love their furry family members. There’s always debate though, on where you let them sit or sleep.

06/05/2014

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Good Question: Can Some Get By On Less Than 8 Hours Of Sleep?

A lot of factors go into how many Z’s we catch at night, like snoring and kids who wake up before the sun’s up. “For most adults, 7 hours would be a minimum they should be getting,” said Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler.

06/02/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

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03/13/2014

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Good Question – Reply All: Sleeping Dogs, Fall Towns & Cold Records

Riley, the Heine family’s English setter, can sleep anywhere, anytime. So, that had Karen from Edina wanting to know: Why do dogs sleep so much? According to Dr. Travis with Uptown Veterinarians, dogs have natural circadian rhythms, like humans. He says some dogs sleep far more than others, and are influenced by their owners’ schedules.

01/24/2014

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FAA Enacts New Rules To Fight Pilot Fatigue

New rules take effect Saturday to limit pilot hours in the cockpit, and to make sure they’re getting enough rest between flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires that all commercial pilots receive 30 uninterrupted, off-duty hours per week – a 25-percent increase from previous regulations. Before they go on duty, pilots must now get 10-hour rest periods, including eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. And depending on when their flight begins, the rules limit a pilot’s time in the cockpit to eight or nine hours.

01/04/2014

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Did You Remember To Change Your Clock?

It is the end of Daylight Saving Time, when we gain one hour of sleep. Dr. Emran Khawaja is a sleep expert at HCMC. He said most of us are sleep deprived, and should enjoy the extra hour. He also recommends keeping a regular sleep schedule, if you can.

11/03/2013

What Is A Secret To Success? Start Your Day Early

Chances are, if you cringe when the alarm clock goes off in the morning, or if you sleep in extra late on the weekends when you don’t have to be up, you are not a morning person. Don’t hit that snooze alarm again.

10/21/2013

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? There’s An App For That

Are you getting enough sleep at night? Many who don’t turn to medications. But what about using your phone to get an extra few minutes of sleep? We are taking a closer look at smartphone sleep apps to determine if they’re good for your health.

10/10/2013

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Get A Jump On Your Back-To-School Sleep Schedule

Memo to students: enjoy the extra sleep now. The school year begins in just a matter of weeks. Minneapolis schools are back in session on August 26. A lack of sleep affects kids significantly.

08/12/2013

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Sleepless In The Summer? How To Catch Some ZZZs

Now that it’s summer and many of us are taking some vacation time, you’d think we’d be sleeping better. However, the summer months tend to make it even harder for us to get a good night’s rest — and it’s because of what we tend to do in the evenings.

06/26/2013

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Officials Say Lack Of Sleep Is Dangerous To Your Health

Sleep is a hot topic these days and we’re finding out how much Americans are not getting. Honestly, how much sleep do you get a night? Missing out on those precious hours can take a toll on your productivity and your health.

05/09/2013

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