sleep deprivation

Michigan stories: bed bug-related sleep deprivation, and mattress dumping

May 1, 2012

Two stories involving bed bugs in Michigan caught my eye today. They consider two different sides of the “dumped mattress” problem. The first story from today’s Detroit Free Press suggests that a large number of people are losing sleep due to not sleeping on a bed. Not surprisingly, it mentions bed bugs as one of […]

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Self-treatment for bed bugs probably caused Cincinnati fire

January 26, 2009

This article from Local 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio reports that a resident’s attempts to self-treat for bed bugs likely contributed to a fire last night in Scottwood Avenue in Bond Hill. Investigators believe the resident was treating a bedroom with a mixture of alcohol and bug killing solution. A cigarette may have ignited fumes generated […]

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Bed bug complaints in Vancouver have doubled every year for the last five years

September 12, 2008

The Vancouver Sun reports, Bedbug complaints in Metro Vancouver, which first started in 2003 with 40 complaints, have doubled each year for the past five years, said local expert Shelley Beaudet. That means there were: 40 bed bug complaints in 2003, 80 in 2004, 160 in 2005, 320 in 2006, 640 in 2007, and 1280 […]

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Sleep deprived woman with bed bugs trips and falls in front of subway

May 12, 2008

This article from the Toronto Star is not about bed bugs. It’s about Theresa Kelly, who miraculously survived a fall onto the subway tracks. She managed to roll off the tracks to safety moments before the train hit. Well, that’s amazing, right? Thank Goodness. Interestingly, there’s more to this article. Kelly’s living with bed bugs. […]

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