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5 eye issues and sleep disorders:  The ocular signs of sleep apnea

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 21, 2018 7:30:00 AM


According to the
American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are ocular signs that an Ophthalmologist can see which could indicate that you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). 

As we know, OSA can be a deadly health disorder where during sleep your breathing stops periodically during the night. These lapses in breathing can occur for up to ten seconds or more and can happen hundreds of times a night. 

OSA appears to be an aggravating factor in the following 5 ocular complications:

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disorders

Count Patterns, Not Sheep: Understanding Your Fitbit Sleep Tracker

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Feb 20, 2018 12:10:00 PM

It’s no secret that even the smallest adjustments to everyday habits can lead to better health and quality of life, from taking the stairs instead of the elevator, picking water over soda, eating whole fruit rather than drinking juice, and so on. And nowadays, there is no short supply of activity trackers that can help you make those adjustments.

Luckily, many of these wrist-accessory gadgets track more than just steps taken and calories burned – they also track sleep patterns. The most popular activity device, Fitbit, has even worked with sleep experts to attain the most accurate data a device can gather. To better understand your sleep behavior through your own tracker, the following explanations can help give you the information that will help you make any necessary changes to improve your quality of shut-eye.

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Topics: exercise, athletics

Presidential Sleep Apnea

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 19, 2018 5:05:38 PM

There may be not be a more stressful job in the entire world than that of the President of the United States. For the individuals who serve as president, sleep is a need that often goes unmet. In fact, there are several presidents that experienced sleep disorders, which makes their job even more difficult. Today, on President's Day, Alaska Sleep Clinic tells you the details about three historic sleep disorders.

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Topics: get better sleep

How Snoring Can Wreak Havoc On A Marriage...

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

I am by no means a marriage therapist. However, I hear couples complain all the time. They come in for a sleep assessment, and within seconds the husband makes a comment such as, “My wife made me come.” Snoring is more common in men than women, but the reverse is also common.

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Topics: Snoring, Spouse

Sleep Like an Olympian

Posted by Julia Higginson on Feb 13, 2018 10:50:00 AM

The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway.  As we look forward to seeing some of the world’s greatest athletes compete for gold, it’s easy to wonder what Olympians do each day to keep in tip-top shape.

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Topics: get better sleep, sleep habits

Counting Sheep and Other Bedtime Tips for Better Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Feb 9, 2018 3:05:00 PM

You are attempting to fall asleep after a long day at work. You squeezed in dinner, exercising, playing with your kids, helping with homework, packing lunches, tweeting… the list never ends. And this is just since you pulled into the driveway at 6 p.m.

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Topics: health

Sweet Dreams: How Sugar Impacts Your Sleep

Posted by Julia Higginson on Feb 7, 2018 12:01:00 PM

Trying to cut out sugar?

Getting a good night’s sleep could be your answer.

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Topics: sleep problems, behavioral psychology

Awareness of the Five Senses at Bedtime

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Feb 1, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Newsweek reports chronic insomnia effects nearly 30 percent of adults at some point during their life; chronic defined as a month or longer of disrupted sleep. With so many causes of insomnia from health ailments to psychological issues, it is important to think about how your five senses can improve your sleep. Even Harvard Medical School breaks down how the five senses change while you age. So discovering some answers along the way can help make a routine flexible to change over time. How can you make the five senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound work together to create the ambiance needed in bedroom?

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Topics: therapies, music, sleep habits

Pediatric Sleep Studies: Prepare Yourself and Your Child

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 29, 2018 8:56:18 PM

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What to Expect from Your Child's Sleep Study

We utilize the same tests used to diagnose and rule out sleep disorders in adults for children. However, because children are more likely to displace sensors during the night, we prefer to use attended studies rather than home monitoring.

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Topics: sleep assessment, sleep and children, Pediatrics

Traveling With Your CPAP: Keeping It Clean

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 26, 2018 10:25:00 AM

 

Traveling can be a hassle, especially for the CPAP user. 

Alaska Sleep Clinic wants to make your on-the-road CPAP experience a breeze. Here are some tips to help you sleep better while traveling with your CPAP.

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Topics: CPAP Masks, alaska sleep clinic, CPAP, travel, cpap accessories

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