Sleep

Is permanent Daylight Savings Time right for Minnesota?

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 12, 2020] The push for a permanent shift to daylight saving time will return to the Minnesota legislature. Several other states have already passed similar laws pending federal approval. But Allina Health sleep expert Dr. Andrew Stiehm says the change may not be the best for our health. Fox 9 News also reported […]

Allina sleep doctor works with TV anchor to reduce her sleepwalking

[WCCO-TV, February 3, 2020] Oftentimes the stories about sleepwalking are presented as funny, but doctors say the dangers of sleepwalking are no laughing matter. WCCO-TV’s Kim Johnson knew she needed help after a scary sleepwalking incident last year. She worked with Allina Health sleep doctor Andrew Stiehm at the United Lung and Sleep Clinic to […]

One-third of American adults do not get enough sleep

[WCCO-TV, Jan, 25, 2020] Poor sleep is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, as well as trouble with concentration, memory and the immune system. Allina Health sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm at the United Lung and Sleep Clinic talked with WCCO News about why that is and how to make sure you get enough sleep. Yahoo! News […]

When is it time to consider a sleep aid?

[WCCO-TV, November 20,2019] A third of American adults have brief bouts of insomnia. For 10% of the population, it can be chronic. So, when is it time to turn to a sleep aid for help? Good Question. “In general, you want to find out what the problem actually is,” says Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep […]

Getting enough shut eye key to staying healthy

[KARE 11, November 19, 2019] The Centers for Disease Control, the CDC, says a third of American adults don’t get enough sleep. And, the older we get the harder it is for us to fully rest. Poor sleep is linked to Alzheimer’s Disease as well as trouble with concentration, memory and the immune system. Dr. […]

How to get better sleep in 2019

[WCCO-TV, Jan. 1, 2019] Jan. 1 is often the time when people resolve to live healthier in the new year. For some, that means getting more sleep. So, what does it take to fall asleep faster? When asked what is the biggest thing standing in the way of a good night’s sleep, Dr. Andrew Stiehm, […]

Snoring and the risk for women’s heart health

[KARE 11, Dec. 21, 2018] If you’re a woman and snore at night, you may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke. New research reveals women with obstructive sleep apnea are more prone to heart disease. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist at Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic, talked […]

Heavy snoring may damage the heart, especially in women

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 7, 2018] A new German study has linked obstructive sleep apnea, a severe form of snoring, to an increased risk of heart disease, particularly in women. Stacey Ko, a certified physician assistant with a specialty in sleep medicine at Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic will talked with WCCO Radio about […]

Good sleep habits getting ready for the start of school

[KARE 11, Aug. 18, 2018] With school starting very soon, it’s worth thinking about making sure your teen is getting enough sleep. Allina Health sleep expert, Dr. Andrew Stiehm from the United Lung and Sleep Clinic, talked with KARE 11 News about how much sleep our teens need and some good sleep habits to get […]

Study: One of four couples sleep apart, and it’s OK

[WCCO-TV, May 8, 2018] A new study reveals that as many as one in four couples sleep in separate bedrooms and it has nothing to do with a troubled marriage. Allina Health sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm at the Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic says couples sleep apart for good reason and it […]