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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 […]

Health dangers from Superior refinery explosion

[KARE 11, April 26, 2018] The explosion at a refinery in Superior, Wisconsin sent towering billows of toxic smoke into the air forcing the evacuation of people for miles around the refinery. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health pulmonologist Dr. Andrew Stiehm about the possible health consequences.

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 […]

Why too much sleep can harm your health

[KARE 11, Dec. 8, 2017] Before you doze off into dreamland, there’s something you should know. Extra sleep might actually increase the risk of heart disease, especially in older women. Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep specialist at the United Lung and Sleep Clinic talked with KARE 11 News about how much sleep is too much […]

Why do we sleep?

[WCCO-TV, November 6, 2017] Many families with little children know that “falling back” an hour can be a nightmare. Just a one-hour change can make a difference in the strict sleep schedule of a 3-year-old. They may go to bed later, but wake up at the same time – far earlier than Mom or Dad […]

Beauty sleep might be a real thing, according to study

[WCCO Radio, May 22, 2017] A lack of sleep can make you significantly less attractive to others and reduce your social appeal, according to research by Swedish scientists. The study, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, found that acute sleep deprivation and looking tired will make you appear more ugly and perceived as […]

Vaping: How healthy is it?

[Fox 9 KMSP-TV, March 2, 2017] Proponents of vaping, the smokeless alternative to cigarettes, say it safer than smoking and may be helpful in quitting smoking. But how safe is it? Allina Health pulmonologist, Dr. Andrew Stiehm, talked with Fox 9 News about what we know about vaping, especially for teens.

Why more sleep for high schoolers makes sense

[KMSP Fox 9, December 18, 2016] The St. Paul school board has voted to move back the start time from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for district high schools to give teens more sleep time. Sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm, medical director of Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic, says the science on the subject […]

More sleep for St. Paul high schoolers

[KMSP Fox 9, December 13, 2016] The St. Paul school board has voted to move back the start time from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for district high schools to give teens more sleep time. Sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm, medical director of Allina Health’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic, says the science on the subject […]

What happens when you don’t get enough sleep

[WCCO-TV, December 1, 2016] A new report says lack of sleep costs the U.S. economy more than $400 billion a year. Sleep specialist Dr. Andrew Stiehm, from Allina’s United Lung and Sleep Clinic, talked with WCCO about that report and how lack of sleep affects our performance.