Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:56:07 GMT
People in Pat O'Hagan's small hometown of Sheffield say there is a bit a closure. That this week's developments end some of the two-and-a half year old mystery. Friends and neighbors say all this beginsMore >>
People in Pat O'Hagan's small hometown of Sheffield say there is a bit a closure.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:29:47 GMT
Chittenden Solid Waste District general manager Tom Moreau says the chemical aminopyralid is the herbicide found in Green Mountain Compost that ruined up to five hundred gardens last year including his. "We'reMore >>
The herbicide likely came from hay that came to the compost through manure.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:23:32 GMT
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today -More >>
For the first time in more than a year, we're hearing from the couple accused of brutally killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher, Melissa Jenkins. Both Allen and Patricia Prue spoke in court today - requesting new attorneys. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:25:01 GMT
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. For voters in Peru, NY the reaction to the proposed budget isMore >>
Voters across the state of New York headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on their school districts budgets and elect school board members. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:10:06 GMT
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak. It happened around 2 on Hayes Avenue, as construction crews were working on a street project. FirefightersMore >>
South Burlington fire fighters say they had to close off some streets Tuesday to repair a gas leak.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:44:30 GMT
For more than two and half years we haven't heard much from police about the death of Pat O'Hagan. That changed Tuesday when we received these federal documents that connects Michael Norrie, 22, KeithMore >>
Even with confessions of three people regarding the death of Pat O'Hagan, state prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge them. Instead, federal prosecutors are hoping to use that information to lock at least one of them behind bars for a longer time.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:32:47 GMT
Here's a timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death. On September 10, 2010, police say 78-year-old Pat O'Hagan was attacked and killed inside her Sheffield, Vt. home.The next day a friend reportedMore >>
Timeline of events regarding Pat O'Hagan's death.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:32 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:32:54 GMT
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Food Bank. A press release says the money will provide 19,800 meals for families throughout Vermont "The Vermont Food Bank is thrilled to again be theMore >>
Vermont Restaurant Week donates $6,600 to Vermont Foodbank.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:43 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:43:40 GMT
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, a judge also denied Patricia Prue, Allen's wife, a new lawyer. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge denied Allen Prue's request for a new lawyer Tuesday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:22 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:22:01 GMT
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources: Red Cross You can also text REDCROSS to: 90999. Each text will donate $10 and will be charged to your phoneMore >>
If you're looking to help the victims of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma here are some resources. More >>
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In our fast paced society many people do what they can to race to the top. We're working more hours, taking less sick time, even fewer vacation days.
All that is creating a lot of stress, which can affect how we sleep. Doctor Sabieli Kabeli says he's noticed the change in lifestyle taking its toll on his clients.
"Your work day is no longer the typical 9 to 5 that it used to be many years ago so people's sleep tends to be more fragmented," said Kabeli.
Kabeli works at the Vermont Medical Sleep Disorders Center in Essex Junction, Vermont.
He says the majority of his patients struggle with sleep because of stress.
"Going to bed at night time and trying to fall asleep their mind begins to race and they can't concentrate on trying to fall asleep," said Kabeli.
Sometimes, it's not that easy, though to find a cause. That's why the center tests people to find a deeper reason.
Fox 44 wanted to find out what those tests are like, and what they are meant to find, so we went to the medical facility to go through the process yourself. First we had sensors attached to our head, legs and neck.
After about an hour we were ready and brought to a bedroom. A technician monitored us from another room while we laid there.
The sensors picking up our heart and brain activity. The doctor studied the information collected to find out if there are any abnormalities in the tests.
"We look to see how well you breath at night time, how well you sleep, how well your brain, what your brain activity is like," said Kabeli.
Testing is a long-term solution, but there are simple steps you can take tonight to sleep better. First, there are sleeping pills.
Medicine Kabeli says they have come a long way, but with most medicine people who take them should be careful.
"People become dependent on medications where if they don't have their sleep aid at night time they feel that they will not be able to fall asleep," said Kabeli.
Kabeli says for even more simple fixes, consider these: Remove distractions from your bedroom, like a cell phone, TV and radio.
He also says to exercise at least 30 minutes a few hours before you lay down. If you need music, light jazz is the way to go.
The important thing Kabeli says don't head to bed with things nearby that can increase your stress level.
"The point being to associate your bedroom really with sleep," said Kabeli.
One final piece of advice if you are in bed and struggling to sleep don't stay there. After about 20 minutes get up and leave the room.
When you are feeling tired again, that's when you return to bed.