Alaska Sleep Education Center

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

Fisher & Paykel CPAP mask review: Eson 2 Nasal Mask and Brevida

Posted by Sarah Roberts on Mar 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Just as there are lots of fish in the sea, so it is with CPAP masks, and here at the Alaska Sleep Clinic, we want to match you with the mask that will be the best fit for you.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, apnea, CPAP

New CPAP mask design for ResMed Airfit series

Posted by Sarah Roberts on Feb 22, 2017 12:45:14 PM

Two new facemasks are just now available to the United States this quarter: the ResMed AirFit N20 nasal mask and the F20 full-face mask for positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment of sleep apnea. 

According to ResMed, these masks are now designed to fit nearly everyone. Testing showed that the N20 fit 99 percent of patients tested, and the F20 fit 97 perfect – regardless of facial structure, gender or age. The website says that the mask is a culmination of 3 years of research and development.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, apnea, CPAP, technology

Dangers of Snoring

Posted by Rich Crane on Dec 21, 2016 10:56:28 AM

Snoring is a condition that affects approximately 90 million Americans. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, one-third to half of those that snore could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is a serious sleep disorder that needs to be treated.

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Topics: sleep apnea, sleep assessment, Snoring

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