Alaska Sleep Education Center

How-to take care of your body for a restful night sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Mar 22, 2018 11:30:00 AM

There are a lot of reasons that attribute to sleepless nights. We live fast-paced lives that can hinder our ability to stay disconnected from electronics close to bedtime or sometimes in the middle of the night when we cannot rest. We eat on as random of schedules as we do sleep causing late-night snacking and full tummies at bedtime. We live in two-parent working households creating full schedules without a breath for relaxation.

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Topics: insomnia, losing sleep, pain

Sleepless in Seattle?  Why Women Need More Sleep Than Their Guys

Posted by Julia Higginson on Mar 14, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Women need more sleep than men. No, really; no matter how you spin it, research shows that men and women are biologically designed to need different amounts of sleep.

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Topics: women, losing sleep

Student Athletes and Sleep

Posted by Julia Higginson on Mar 13, 2018 10:31:00 AM

Have you ever heard the young athletes say they eat, sleep, and breath their sport? Well, it turns out that sleeping really is an important part of training for any young athlete.

 Young athletes tend to focus on nutrition and training schedules, yet sleep may be more critical to their overall health and performance.

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Topics: Pediatrics, sports, losing sleep

Time to Spring Forward: How to Survive Daylight Savings

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 9, 2018 6:05:00 AM

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Though it may not feel like it to the US East Coast residents getting pummeled by snow, sleet, and rain from the back-to-back nor’easter storms, spring is almost here. In anticipation of the season’s official start on March 19, Americans will “spring forward” THIS Sunday by moving our clocks an hour ahead. While the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) means losing sixty minutes of precious sleep or play, it does allow for longer days during the spring and summer months.

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Topics: sleeping, daylight savings, losing sleep

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