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Tips for Getting Kids’ Sleep Schedules Back on Track for the School Year

Many parents say they start the routine about a week before school starts

Since the school year is starting back up again, there are some tips for getting kids’ sleep schedules back on track. Parents say the first few days of getting kids back into the school routine is always the hardest. “There’s a lot of complaining,” Lisa Gedrose of Fargo said. “They always want to stay up later because it’s sunny out…

Thermostat Recommendations For Sleeping Have Some Hot Under The Collar

Federal Program Says Best To Sleep at 82 Degrees

  FARGO, N.D. — How cool do you like it when you’re sleeping? A lot of people are sweating over a new federal recommendation to keep your thermostat at 82 degrees overnight. That’s what the ENERGY STAR program says is optimal for energy efficiency. The recommendation during the day is 78 degrees when you’re home, and 85 degrees or more…

LIVE: Sleep Tips For Students

Sanford Pediatric Sleep Specialist Tells Us How To Balance Sleep And Studies

  Dr. Setty Arveity, a Pediatric Sleep Specialist at Sanford, tells us how to make sure our teens and college students get enough sleep now that school has started. Dr. Setty says most students don’t have trouble adjusting to earlier schedules during the school year, but if there is a problem, he offers some tips. The first method is widely…

Ohio Man Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minot 8-Year-Old Sentenced

He pleaded guilty in March to gross sexual imposition

MINOT, ND — An Ohio man who fled to Thailand after he was accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy in Minot has been sentenced. Mark Rogers, 65, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Rogers had to be extradited to the United States from Thailand after he was charged in 2014. He pleaded guilty in March to gross sexual…

South Dakota Man Charged in Suffocation Death of His Wife

Brinker claims he woke up and found his wife cold, then left to pick up their three children

MITCHELL, SD — A South Dakota man has been charged in the suffocation death of his wife. James Brinker, 39, of Mitchell, is charged with manslaughter. Authorities say Brinker somehow restrained his wife, 36-year-old Marie Brinker, by wrapping her in a blanket, stuffing a sock in her mouth and fastening a belt around her head. They say Brinker then went…

Like Your Pet Beside You While You Sleep? You Could be Doing More Harm than Good

The study was focused on dogs and owners who allow them to sleep on the bed with them

  NATIONAL — Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have completed a study on if it’s a good idea to allow your pets to sleep with you. The study was focused on dogs and owners who allow them to sleep on the bed with them. Researchers found the owners suffered from lower sleep quality, although the owners said they feel comforted…

Sleep Paralysis: What the Weird Sensation Means

You wake up but you can't move

  FARGO, ND– Have you ever woken up and felt like you were paralyzed? You’re not alone. Your eyes open as you get ready to tackle the day ahead. “It can last for a few seconds to a few minutes,” said Dr. Praveen Jinnur, who works with patients at the Essentia Health Sleep Medicine Department. When you try to roll…

Experts Say Fit Sleep into Your Finals Schedule

Sleep may help you get a better grade on that test

FARGO, ND — Before you hit the books all night to study for finals, you may want to consider this. A study done by Harvard University suggests that dreaming can help boost your memory. Sacrificing sleep to study is an age old ritual of finals week, but experts say it may leave you dragging. A local sleep doctor says it’s…

Health Matters: Preparing for Daylight Saving Time

The effects of daylight saving time may be more than you might think

HEALTH MATTERS — We are quickly approaching another Daylight Saving Time. This time around, we are springing forward and that means we are losing an hour of sleep! March 12th marks the day we change our clocks and with it being over a week away, a sleep medicine doctor said you can prepare for the change. Whether it’s not being…