10 steps for managing sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many people are understandably worried during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, when we worry, we may not sleep as well. Common complaints for those who are not sleeping well include feeling down, anxious, irritable, as well as having troubles concentrating.

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NICU babies befriend crochet octopi – and how you can help!

In 2018, Hennepin Healthcare’s NICU celebrated 50 years of caring for our tiniest patients. That’s 50+ years of putting our preemie patients first; we’re always looking for ways to promote their safety and comfort, whether it’s a new innovation or something tried and true. This year, the crochet octopus entered the scene. A crochet octopus?…

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Go to sleep, little one

Safe to Sleep® Recommendations Explained Many people remember the “Back to Sleep” campaign that was initiated in the 1990s. Back to sleep recommends babies should always be put to sleep on their back for safety.  Since the 1990s, the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), initially declined and now has plateaued for several years. …

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Don’t be Rip Van Winkle

Was Rip lazy, shiftless, irresponsible or suffering from a sleep disorder? The 300 year old Rip Van Winkle legend describes a sleep episode.

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Are you at risk for sleep apnea?

Are you tired during the day? Is your energy low? Do you have trouble concentrating? Your challenges could be due to nighttime troubles.

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