Fit February: How Much Sleep We Really NeedHealth experts say sleep is the price the brain pays for learning and memory. Humans need it to repair muscles, strengthen the immune system, and flush out toxins from when we're awake.
What Wakes Us Up In The Middle Of The Night?As people age, they are more likely to wake up at night due to hormones, temperature regulation and how often they need to use the bathroom.
Lying Awake At Night? Tips To Improve Your SleepOne's environment is important for optimal sleep. The temperature should be set between 63 and 68 degrees, and the room should be dark and quiet.
Virtually No One Changes Their Sheets Often Enough, Survey FindsThe average person goes about 24 days, or more than three weeks before changing their sheets. It should be one or two weeks.
Good Questions: Black Friday, Margin Of Error & Sleep-Falling Out Of BedEvery Friday, Good Question takes a look at some of the questions WCCO's viewers have been asking. This week we're looking at Black Friday, margin of error, and falling out of the bed while sleeping.
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.
AAP: Car Seats Should Only Be For TravelingThe American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a statement that has many people talking. The AAP said, "cribs are for sleeping, car seats for traveling."
Doctor: Blue Light From Electronics Can Wreak Havoc On Children's SleepDoctors 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 Heather Brown Explores Secrets To Making Babies SleepWCCO’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.
Arianna Huffington Speaks In Downtown Mpls., Urges Importance Of SleepMedia mogul, political activist and author Arianna Huffington was in downtown Minneapolis Monday, urging women to embrace what she calls the secret to her success.
Study: Sharing A Bed With Your Pet Can Disturb Your SleepThis is an obvious statement -- pet owners love their furry family members. There's always debate though, on where you let them sit or sleep.
Stray Bullet Hits Sleeping Woman In MinneapolisA 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.
Regardless Of Snow, The Sleep Out Begins And Aims To Raise $2MWhile 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.
The Six Best Hotel Beds For Shut-EyeCheck out these hotel beds around the world that help you get the best possible night's sleep.
Get Yourself Prepped For Daylight Saving TimeIt 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.