Alaska Sleep Education Center

Carrie Fisher: Another Victim of Sleep Apnea

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Jul 3, 2017 12:46:17 PM

Nearly six months after the death of Carrie Fisher, the official coronary ruling was released.  The cause? Sleep apnea, along with other undetermined factors. 

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Topics: sleep apnea, heart disease, hypertension

When sleep training your infant fails: Reasons, causes, and treatment options

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jun 22, 2017 9:59:21 PM

Talk to any new parent and they will tell you about the shock that comes from the sudden sleep deprivation that accompanies having a newborn. The sleepless nights of taking care of a small infant and their needs can quickly take a toll on any parent.

When the weeks of sleepless nights morph into months of sleepless nights, many parents are desperate to find a solution to help their baby sleep through the night. After all, when baby sleeps through the night everyone else rests easier.

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When teens have severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jun 6, 2017 4:18:58 PM

Teens and sleep go hand in hand, but for some adolescents sleep is allusive. There are so many factors that can interrupt your teens sleep: late night studying, an over-packed schedule, social interaction, late night screen time.

Getting at least 8-10 hours of quality sleep should be the aim for every teenager. Symptoms of sleep deprivation start to show when the nightly average is below eight hours. Sleep deprivation can affect your teen’s health, weight, academics, and even their complexion. Too little sleep can also put your teen at risk for injuries and car accidents.

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Picking the Perfect Pillow Pt. 2: Snoring, Pain, Allergies & Pregnancy

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on May 22, 2017 12:31:18 PM

A perfect pillow can make a world of difference for anyone’s quality of sleep.  But while finding an everyday pillow for everyday sleep dilemmas is easy enough, what about when your slumber problems go beyond just tossing a couple of times? Luckily, there are some pillows that are specifically designed for those who suffer issues like snoring, back pain, allergies or pregnancy-caused discomfort to get better sleep.

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Topics: Sleep, pillow, get better sleep

Understanding pediatric sleep disorders

Posted by Julia Higginson on May 19, 2017 6:20:23 PM


Pediatric Sleep Disorders

We all know that a good night’s sleep can make our children healthy and strong as they grow.   Yet a good night’s sleep is often out of reach for many children.

We often think of sleep disorders as an issue that only older generations have to deal with.   The reality is that anyone from birth and onward can suffer from sleep related disorders. Untreated sleep disorders can have a long lasting impact on your little one’s growth, development, and mental wellbeing.

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Surgery as a solution for sleep apnea

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 26, 2017 6:00:21 PM


Most people recognize nighttime snoring as a sign of sleep apnea. But did you know that long pauses in breathing, tossing and turning in bed, chronic mouth breathing while sleeping, daytime sleepiness, and night sweats due to an increased effort to breathe are also possible signs of apnea?

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Picking the Perfect Pillow Pt. 1: Side, Back and Stomach Sleepers

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Apr 16, 2017 1:34:22 PM

There’s nothing better than laying your head down on a big, fluffy pillow after a long day – nor is there anything worse than waking up with a muscle kink in your neck.

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Topics: pillow, get better sleep

Respironics CPAP masks include innovative designs for adults and children

Posted by Sarah Roberts on Apr 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Philips Respironics is another popular brand among CPAP users. They offer a variety of masks from nasal pillow masks to full-face masks.  This article will discuss the Wisp Nasal Mask and the DreamWear Nasal Cradle mask.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, children, CPAP

Lightweight CPAP machines for travel

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 7, 2017 9:51:46 PM


When you have sleep apnea, the mere thought of traveling and having to lug your CPAP with you can be overwhelming. You may even avoid travel all together because your bulky CPAP machine doesn’t fit into your vacation plans.

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How to Beat Pregnancy Fatigue: 5 Tips for Staying Awake at Work

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Mar 24, 2017 2:49:26 PM

Maybe you can’t see it, but you can feel it:  The infamous first trimester fatigue is a sure sign that your bun is baking in your oven.  But while your heart may be skipping a beat with excitement, your body could be feeling like it can barely leave the couch.

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Topics: tired, pregnancy

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