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4 FAQ's About the 4-Month Sleep Regression

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Jul 10, 2018 1:10:48 PM

  Oh, the dreaded 4-month sleep regression.  Chances are, if you’re reading this, then you’re probably in the midst of one yourself and have no idea where it came from, how long it’ll last or what to do about it.  Every parent experiences the challenges of their newborn no longer sleeping like before, resulting in drastic changes to their little one’s sleep. 

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Topics: sleep deprivation, losing sleep, baby

How Alaskans can get sleep this Fourth of July

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 4, 2018 11:52:00 AM

The Fourth of July is the noisiest US holiday there is. The loud crack and boom of fireworks pops late into the night, causing pets to cower and kids to jolt awake.

Add to that hot summer weather, some cold beers, and potentially sleeping in a tent or on an air mattress, and you have a recipe for a rough night’s sleep. Here are a few tips for coping:

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, losing sleep

7 Ways to Live with Your Partner's CPAP Machine

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Jun 20, 2018 2:12:12 PM

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Topics: CPAP success, CPAP compliance, CPAP, losing sleep

America's Truck Drivers and Sleepy Driving

Posted by Julia Higginson on May 31, 2018 1:32:00 AM

A new study has reported that sleep apnea in truck drivers can be particularly dangerous.

According to a press release by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, truck drivers who fail to get treatment for obstructive sleep apnea “are a public safety threat on U.S. roadways.” Weighing 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and needing 20-40 percent more road space to stop than cars, trucks are already a significant threat to other vehicles on the road, killing 3,660 people in 2014.

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Topics: sleep habits, losing sleep, truckers, drivers, roads

New Parents and Sleep Deprivation: The Real Dangers

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on May 29, 2018 9:38:00 AM

When I was a "Non-mom," I’d read stories of a new parent charged with shaking her two-week old baby resulting in its death and be absolutely shocked and heartbroken. Then when I had a two-week of my own, I suddenly had a much better understanding of how other mothers could reach that breaking point.

Don’t worry, I would never harm my own; but between my in-experience and severe sleep deprivation, I was having a tough time keeping my composure. Guilt from not being cool and collected as I thought I should be would slowly chip away. It was calming to hear other, more experienced moms express that same feeling. It seems to be another one of those things that people never talk about when it comes to parenting.

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Topics: losing sleep, moms, baby

Sleeping Well On Vacation

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 15, 2018 8:35:00 AM

In 2017, more than $2.8 billion dollars a day was spent on travel: $32,800 a second. U.S. residents for the year took 1.8 billion trips. It is guaranteed that when summer traveling, you will support one of the 15.2 million American jobs that support the tourism industry.

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Topics: travel, losing sleep, summer

What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day – Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 11, 2018 11:38:00 AM

As Mother’s Day gifts go, candy and flowers are fine; but we think that mom would really appreciate the chance to recharge her natural batteries more often.

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Topics: losing sleep, moms

May is "Better Sleep Month"

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 1, 2018 6:34:00 AM

The aim of "Better Sleep Month" is to encourage people to establish better sleeping patterns.

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Topics: sleeping, sleep habits, losing sleep

The Link between Sleep and Diabetes

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If getting a good night’s sleep isn’t high on your list of priorities consider this: Sleep deprivation has now been linked to impaired insulin sensitivity. Even just one night of sleep deprivation can put you at increased risk.

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Topics: diabetes, losing sleep, insulin

Teens, sleep, and depression: The Link Parents Should Know

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Constant moodiness, sleeping in late, copping an attitude, and even being depressed are all seen as typical teenage behavior. But what if your teen just being a teen is really your teen reacting to the effects of sleep deprivation.

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Topics: Pediatrics, teens, behavioral psychology, depression, suicide, sleep habits, losing sleep

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