Nearly 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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a statement that has many people talking. The AAP said, “cribs are for sleeping, car seats for traveling.”
Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.
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.
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.
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.
A women was shot by a stray bullet while sleeping early Sunday morning, according to Minneapolis Police. The incident happen just after 2:30 a.m., when a bullet struck the woman in her arm while she was asleep in an upstairs bedroom in a home on the 700 block of Sheridan Ave. N. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, and refused medical transport.
While many Minnesotan’s are planning festive holiday gatherings, some don’t even know where they are sleeping any given night. Beginning this weekend, The Sleep Out has families helping fight poverty, and that includes camping out in tents and cardboard boxes.
Check out these hotel beds around the world that help you get the best possible night’s sleep.
It means setting those clocks back one hour the morning of Nov. 3. Sleep experts said although it’s easier to gain an hour than lose an hour, the time change still affects our circadian rhythm.
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.
If you’ve already had your coffee and you’re still feeling tired, it may be a sign of a bigger health problem. Many times people aren’t getting enough restful sleep they need because of conditions like apnea and insomnia.
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.
Experts say 40 percent of Americans snore when they sleep. Then there are those of us who have to sleep next to a snorer. And those of us who are in denial. I was convinced my wife Amelia was imagining it, so I went to a sleep clinic to find the truth.
Daylight saving time is this weekend, and we’ll move our clocks forward an hour. While it’s nice to have an extra daylight at the end of the day, this time change can feel like jet lag.
This week is Sleep Awareness Week. More and more, we hear about studies that show sleep is essential to our mental and physical health. The problem? Most of us aren’t getting enough.
Lack of sleep can negatively affect your concentration and health. Adults should get seven to eight hours of sleep every night.
Few things feel as good as a full night’s sleep. But even if you tuck yourself in with eight hours ahead of you before the alarm goes off, there are no guarantees that you’ll feel rested the next day.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he missed the team bus to Soldier Field on Sunday because he overslept.
Our daylight hours are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, and the WCCO Morning Show took a look at the science behind why some people get depressed in the winter.
We hear a lot about the importance of getting enough sleep, but for school children, it’s even more critical. Research has shown that kids who suffer from sleep deprivation tend to struggle in class.
Getting the recommended six to eight hours of sleep each night can be a challenge. But if you do, you’re likely to be slimmer, healthier and less stressed. That’s according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Do you ever think about the position you sleep in and whether it has something to do with your personality? Well, apparently it might.
These days we’re never too far away from our cell phones and computers, and while technology may help you be more productive at work, it can have an opposite effect on your sleep.
If you think your teenager’s tired all the time, it might be tough to believe Matt Borchers story. Matt has a medical sleep disorder called hypersomnolence and he is known to sleep 13 hours a night.