Sleep

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 […]

Staying up late may be bad for your health

[KARE 11, May 2, 2018] Love staying up late but have to get up early? A new study suggests it’s not only bad for your health, it could also be deadly! Researchers say people who consider themselves “night owls” face a higher risk of dying prematurely than “morning people”. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist […]

Sleep deprived night owls risk health dangers

[WCCO Radio, April 19, 2018] A new study says night owls risk an earlier death that those of us who consider ourselves morning people. Allina Health sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm talked with WCCO Radio about why that is.

Is napping good for us?

[WCCO-TV, March 12, 2018] Feeling a little groggy after losing an hour of sleep? You’re not alone. The Monday after the daylight saving change is always National Nap Day. So, is napping good for us? Good Question. That’s what WCCO-TV asked Allina Health sleep expert, Dr. Andrew Stiehm, medical director of the United Lung and […]