Alaska Sleep Education Center

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

Athletics and Sleep

Posted by Rich Crane on Dec 7, 2016 12:15:12 AM


There’s a new edge in sports that athletes are exploiting to improve their performance. And it’s so simple it may surprise you.

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Topics: Sleep, tired, exercises, exercise, athletes, athletics

Exercising Before Bedtime

Posted by Rich Crane on Aug 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM

In the debate of regular exercise versus not exercising at all, regular exercise is the undisputed heavy-weight champion of the world. You just don’t hear arguments otherwise. Although we know exercising is good for us, it’s often the first thing we abandon when life gets busy. Significantly cutting back exercising, or not exercising at all, can have serious repercussions on our physical and mental health. We’re not arguing the fact that we need more exercise. Most of us are simply trying to find time to do it.
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Topics: Sleep, tired, exercises, breathing, health, stress, workout

Simple Sleep Breathing Exercises to Help You Relax

Posted by Rich Crane on Jun 27, 2016 6:09:03 PM

 

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Topics: Sleep, Snoring, tired, treatment, exercises, breathing, techniques

Drowsy Driving: The Dangers of Microsleeps and Sleep Deprivation

Posted by Laci Michaud on Jun 1, 2016 12:00:00 PM

We have all heard the horror stories that happen when people get behind the wheel intoxicated.  There are groups and organizations specifically dedicated to stopping drunk driving, such as mothers against drunk driving (MADD) and students against drunk driving (SADD)

Driving while impaired is not a subject that should be taken lightly by any means, but have you heard of a lesser known driving condition that can negatively affect a person’s ability to drive safely? 

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Topics: tired

Why I cant sleep: 6 common reasons and fixes to help you sleep

Posted by Laci Michaud on May 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

There are many different reasons you might notice that you arent able to dooze off to dream land.  Below we comprised a list of the six most common reasons you cant sleep and how to fix them.

#1: A rumbly in your tumbly 

To eat or not to eat?  That is the question!  Some people might shy away from the late night munchies for weight gain fears but sleeping on an empty stomach could have some negative effects on your health. 

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Topics: tired

Confused by confusional arousals? What to know about this parasomnia

Posted by Laci Michaud on Apr 26, 2016 7:48:31 PM

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A Parasomnia is a disruptive sleep disorder.  It is an unwanted physical movement or action during sleep.  Some of the most common parasomnias include nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep talking and night terrors.

Confusional arousals are a type of parasomnia. This sleep disorder has been dubbed “sleep drunkenness” and is also known as "excessive sleep inertia". 

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Topics: tired

Learn about America's most common sleep disorders in three free ebooks

Posted by Laci Michaud on Apr 14, 2016 1:10:32 PM

Are you one of the 80+ million Americans who have a sleep disorder?  Do you know someone who may be suffering from some type of sleep deprivation?  If so, you are not alone. Approximately 70% of Americans suffer from sleep deprivation/disorder.  The top 3 commonly diagnosed sleep disorders are insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy.

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Topics: tired

Celebrities and sleep disorders: Who suffers from what?

Posted by Laci Michaud on Apr 7, 2016 8:17:54 PM


70 million + Americans suffer from sleep deprivation.  Celebrities are not immune. Below is a list of celebrities and sleep disorders in which they have admitted to suffering from. 

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Topics: tired

Blood Sugar and Sleep Problems:  How Blood Sugar Levels Impact Sleep

Posted by Laci Michaud on Nov 11, 2015 1:00:00 PM

November is National Diabetes Month and Alaska Sleep Clinic is dedicating this month’s blog posts to raising awareness for diabetic complications and how they correlate with sleep disorders and overall tiredness.

SLEEP PROBLEMS AND SNORING MAY PREDICT DIABETES

Studies have shown that individuals who consistently have a bad night's sleep are more likely to develop conditions linked to diabetes and heart disease.

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Topics: tired, sleep problems, diabetes

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