Alaska Sleep Education Center

Five Simple Tips for Better Sleep Month

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 14, 2018 6:17:00 AM

May is Better Sleep Month, and if you visit AlaskaSleep.com frequently, you’ve likely seen a myriad of articles that tell you the consequences of sleeping poorly or not enough. Among other things, lack of sleep may make you gain weight, get sick more often and reduce your ability to learn new facts.

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Topics: get better sleep, sleep habits

Let's Celebrate "Better Sleep Month" Today...with a Nap

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 2, 2018 2:30:00 PM

How the beloved nap got its start

The tradition of napping dates back thousands of years, with modern-day siestas originating in Spain. The name comes from the Latin hora sexta, which means “the sixth hour.” Since the hours of the day begin at dawn, the sixth hour is noon, which is when siestas often start.

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Topics: sleep habits

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

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

Sleep Apnea and Sports Injuries

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 6, 2018 2:16:43 PM

The modern elite athlete knows that physical conditioning and good nutrition are critical in reaching peak athletic performance; however, sleep, while often overlooked, plays an equally important role. In recent years, it’s become clear that the quality and quantity of sleep obtained by elite athletes can be the edge between winning and losing on game-day.

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Topics: sleep habits, sports, injuries

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

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

Need Better Sleep?  Think Positive.

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jan 19, 2018 8:23:00 AM

   Is positivity one of your New Year’s resolution? You might want to pay attention to the newest research which found people who get low quantity and poor quality sleep, tend to be negative people.

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Topics: get better sleep, behavioral psychology, angela randazzo, bedtime resistance, sleeping, sleep habits

How Much Sleep Do You Need? (Pt.1)

Posted by Candace Osmond on Jan 16, 2018 2:20:06 PM

When you’re struggling to drop off, or if you’re battling the demands of work and home life, you can find yourself wondering how much sleep you can get away with. Is it ok to have just four or five hours or must you get a solid eight or nine hours every night?

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Topics: get better sleep, sleeping, sleep habits

New Year's Goal: Good Sleep Habits

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 4, 2018 2:00:00 PM

It’s that time of year again … the time when we make a promise to ourselves that we’ll finally hit the gym, lose weight, or spend more time with friends and family.

Perhaps I’m biased, but it is always surprising to me that “improving sleep” does not show up on more New Year’s resolution lists. Sleep, along with exercise and diet, are part of the three “pillars of health.”

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Topics: Sleep, Sleep Tips, routine, new year's resolution, sleep habits

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