Alaska Sleep Education Center

Meet Dr. Mauricio Reinoso

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 21, 2017 5:57:48 PM

“The advancements don’t end with sleep apnea. Today we have many effective medications and therapies that work well for other sleep problems, such as insomnia. The key is using all the tools we have to make the right diagnosis and match the right treatment to the patient.”

MAURICIO REINOSO, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM – Medical Director


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Topics: mauricio reinoso, meet the doctors

What is telemedicine?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 18, 2017 9:10:17 PM

Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide clinical health care from a distance. It has been used to overcome distance barriers and to improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities. It is also used to save lives in critical care and emergency situations.

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Topics: telemedicine, distance health care

Struggling to pay attention? Lack of sleep may be to blame

Posted by Julia Higginson on Sep 14, 2017 3:37:31 PM

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Yoga Your Way to Better Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Sep 13, 2017 7:36:35 AM

We all have those mornings when, like this little puppy, we did not get an adequate amount of sleep. We push through the day tired, unproductive, and grumpy.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, stress, exercise, yoga

Addressing sleep disorders in soldiers and veterans

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 5, 2017 1:59:04 PM

Sleep problems among active-duty military and veterans are all too common. We’ve seen a growing body of research exploring the problems associated with soldiers’ sleep—and much of the news is not good. Both are at significantly greater risk for sleep disorders than the public.

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I Just Need Some Sleep! What to Do When You Have Pregnancy Insomnia

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Aug 29, 2017 11:57:59 AM

No one needs to tell you twice – when you’re pregnant, you’re tired.  All the time.  And there’s no better time to justify hitting the snooze button one or five more times. 

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Topics: insomnia, sleep apnea, Sleep Tips, pregnancy

Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Children who get too little sleep may be more likely to have risk factors for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

The study of more than 4,500 youth found a link between kids' sleep habits and certain diabetes "risk markers." Children who slept fewer hours each night tended to be a bit heavier and show more insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When the body starts to become resistant to insulin, it can be a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

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Topics: Sleep, Pediatrics, diabetes

Don't let your CPAP ruin your vacation plans: Tips on electricity and travel

Posted by Julia Higginson on Aug 16, 2017 5:31:48 PM

Travel can tempt you to not be compliant with your CPAP therapy. The overwhelming idea of packing and bringing your equipment with you can make you want to skip your CPAP while you are away.

Foregoing your CPAP therapy can be dangerous. Sleep apnea will occur whether you are on your dream vacation or at home. Without your CPAP machine, you run the risk of experiencing all the unwanted and sometimes even dangerous effects of untreated sleep apnea.

The good news is that traveling with your CPAP machine doesn’t have to be burden. There are several options, including travel-sized CPAP machines that can make it easier for you to travel.

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Topics: CPAP compliance, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP

Feeling anxious? Tips on how to prepare for an in-lab sleep study

Posted by Julia Higginson on Aug 1, 2017 8:58:26 PM

You may have many questions as you prepare for your upcoming in-lab sleep study. You may even feel a lot of pressure and anxiety over making sure you get the right results so you can get back to restful sleep.

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Topics: sleep study

How Dreams Can Predict Your Health

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Jul 28, 2017 5:34:59 PM

Dreams can be a powerful influencer over our daily lives and a fascinating subject to study.  The impact and meaning of dreams have even been analyzed for centuries by ancient civilizations.  The Romans would translate their dreams as messages from the gods, and would debate dream subjects in the senate.  The Greeks would purify themselves before sleeping in the temples to receive untainted messages from the gods.  But the Assyrians would interpret their dreams as signs, whether a forewarning of things about to go wrong or as advice to follow. 

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Topics: sleep apnea, REM sleep, dreams

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