Study: Sleep Pill Takers 2X More Likely To Have Daytime Car AccidentsNearly seven percent of the population takes prescription sleep medications like Restoril or Ambien to sleep. But the American Journal of Public Health says those who take these pills at night are twice as likely to have a car accident during the day.
Study: Sleep As Important As Nutrition, Exercise For Food HealthA new study finds that sleep is just as important for food health as nutrition or exercise. The American Thoracic Society said most adults should be getting seven to nine hours a night.
Sleep Doctor Offers Medication-Free Tips For Catching Zzz'sAfter a day of going full-speed, it's often hard to put on the brakes and simply coast into sleep mode. WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz can relate to that problem.
Study Says Teens Growing More Sleep DeprivedTeenagers are not getting enough sleep according to a recent study.
Sheriff: Driver Crosses Center Line, Strikes Squad Head-OnA 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.
How MN Moms' Pillow Invention Could Reinvent BedtimeHow 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.
Minnesota Mom Invents Storytelling PillowGetting 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.
Sleeping Disorders Could Be Behind Behavioral Issues In KidsWe 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.
Daylight Saving Time Ends This WeekendThis 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.
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.
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.
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.