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The Science of Slumber

Most doctors probably have an idea of where they might end up in the medical field. They train for a specialty, whether it’s cardiology or anesthesiology, and stay put. For sleep medicine, that’s not always…


This local startup doesn't let the sssdude slow down.

Up (Almost) All Night

The sweet smell of fried dough and sugar fills the air inside Sssdude-Nutz on 14th Avenue SE in Minneapolis. Handwritten chalkboard notes and a menu with donut names that range from things like “The Sandlot”…


Turns out it's probably not a good idea to binge watch Netflix before bed.

Digital Disturbances

How to manage screen time for a better night’s sleep and a better day. It’s 11:45 a.m. and the only light in your room is coming from your laptop as you finish watching that “I-swear-to-god-this-is-the-last-episode”…


Exploring the weird world of parasomnias.

Bizarre in Bed

Imagine that you’re at the end of a long night’s sleep. You find yourself in the same place you drifted off the night before and everything seems normal, as if you’re ready to get up…



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No Need to Scream for Ice Cream

First of all, what is with this weather? I think I jinxed it a couple of weeks back when I said we were getting snow… because let me tell ya’- there’s still no snow. It’s Minnesota…


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O Come All Ye Eggnog

‘Tis the season for holiday overload. Before writing this post, I asked the Somnia staff some of their favorite late night snacks. And voila! Here we are talking about eggnog. You might not think of…


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Digg publishes dubious infographic on sleep state

Admittedly, Digg hasn’t ever been our first stop for news of any kind, let alone hard-hitting infographics. But after the news aggregator that bills itself as “what the internet is talking about now” published their…


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Season’s Greetings with Seasoned Pretzels

It finally feels like winter is here. It’s currently 33˚F outside, and we’re expecting a “winter storm.” I’m not exactly sure what that entails other than me working from home, having a big bowl of…