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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Sleep Myths Debunked, Once and For All... Day 2

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 1, 2019 4:13:00 PM

It’s no wonder there are so many myths about sleep.

Modern sleep research only really began in the middle of the 20th century, with the milestone discovery of REM sleep in the 1950s.

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Topics: sleep myths

Sleep Myths Debunked, Once and For All... maybe?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 31, 2019 4:09:00 PM

It’s no wonder there are so many myths about sleep.

Modern sleep research only really began in the middle of the 20th century, with the milestone discovery of REM sleep in the 1950s.

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Why Can't You Sleep?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 31, 2019 1:11:03 PM

Alaska Sleep Clinic is honored to have been asked to contribute to a sleep article published today by Age UK Mobility. Read the article in at the following link : https://www.ageukmobility.co.uk/mobility-news/article/reasons-why-youre-not-getting-a-good-nights-sleep .

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Topics: losing sleep

CBD for Sleep: Is It a Dream?

Posted by Guest Blogger: Meg Kramer, https://www.cbdhacker.com/ on Jan 30, 2019 2:50:00 PM

If you’ve ever suffered from insomnia, you know how important a good night’s sleep can be. Chronic sleep issues have been implicated in major health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and impaired driving?

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Topics: insomnia, cbd, fibromyalgia, medication

January is National Hot Tea Month: What beverages can help the sleep-deprived?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 29, 2019 6:22:00 PM

For centuries, tea has been a staple in cultures around the world. From Earl Grey for waking up in the morning to calming chamomile for winding down, tea plays a part in the everyday lives of many.

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Topics: drinks, caffeine, tea, sleep myths

Activated Oxygen:The proven way to clean your CPAP

Posted by written by: SoClean on Jan 29, 2019 3:38:00 PM

For a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to be effective, it needs two things from you:

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Topics: cpap accessories, CPAP

Beauty Sleep and Your Eyes

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 28, 2019 2:00:00 PM


Next time your eye-to-eye with a co-worker you may not want to get too close if you didn't get a full 8 hours. Dark circles and puffy eyes are a sure sign that you missed that all too important night of beauty sleep.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, Sleep

Simple Sleep Breathing Exercises to Help You Relax

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 27, 2019 5:41:00 PM

Sometimes falling asleep is difficult. It’s hard to unwind from a long day of work, chores, kids, and other responsibilities. We lie in bed awake thinking of what we have to do tomorrow, toss and turn in our beds trying to get comfortable, and when we do finally manage to fall asleep, we have stress dreams about the next day’s activities and responsibilities. It’s a dangerous, exhausting cycle that pushes many to invest in sleep masks, earplugs, and over the counter medicine to help us fall asleep, all of which lose their effectiveness over time

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

Is a Doctor's Order/Referral Necessary for a Sleep Study?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 26, 2019 9:53:00 AM

We get these calls everyday at Alaska Sleep Clinic asking us if Doctor's referrals are necessary for a sleep study so we thought we'd hammer out a blog post about this very question.

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Topics: sleep study

Home Sleep Studies: Pros, Cons, & Procedures

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 25, 2019 12:10:00 PM

Home Sleep Tests (HSTs) have burst onto the scene as an alternative to traditional sleep studies where the patient spends the night in a lab with a sleep tech conducting the study, but not everyone will fit the criteria for a HST.  At the Alaska Sleep Clinic, our Sleep Specialists will look at your medical history, sleep habits and sleep issues to decide if a HST is best for you.

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Topics: home sleep test, sleep test, in-lab study

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