Alaska Sleep Education Center

Reflexology and Sleep: From Restless to Relaxed

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 11, 2018 6:12:35 PM

So many of us have suffered from sleep disorders at some point in our lives and sleep disorders in adults is a common problem. Sleep disorders can be caused by stress or tension and things get better with time, but chronic sleep disorder can interfere with daily life and health of an individual because it affects the quality of sleep and lack of restful sleep affects energy levels, emotional balance, and general health.

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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

Better Sleep: A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jan 2, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The new year has begun and that means its time to pull out your resolutions. Do you have any new resolutions on your list or are you making the same resolutions that you seem to keep failing at?

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Topics: holiday, get better sleep, new year's resolution

Find a happy medium for a child afraid of the dark

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Dec 26, 2017 1:00:00 PM

We have all been there as a parent. We are warned there will be screaming, crying, and frustrating nights.

And I am not talking about a newborn baby: parents cry, too.

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Topics: kids, afraid of the dark

'Twas the night before Christmas

Posted by Julia Higginson on Dec 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, nor even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

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Topics: christmas, sleeping

Alaska Sleep Clinic's 12 days of Christmas Giveaway!

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Alaska Sleep Clinic’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway has begun!

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Topics: holiday

Maintaining and cleaning BiPAP machines

Posted by Julia Higginson on Dec 19, 2017 1:00:00 PM

You may be wondering if you should be cleaning your BiPAP machine in any particular way. Overtime, your BiPAP machine will collect dust, debris, and bacteria making it so your therapy isn’t as effective.

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Topics: bipap

Broken CPAP or BiPAP? Check out our guide to fixing and maintaining your machine

Posted by Julia Higginson on Dec 14, 2017 9:42:10 PM

Your CPAP and BiPAP machine is made up of a myriad of parts. You need each part to be working well so you are getting the best therapy possible.

Think of your machine like your car. Your car needs frequent maintenance so that it will work properly. Worn out parts will make your car drive inefficiently and may even cause your car to break down. Broken down or worn out parts must be replaced if you want your car to work.

The same is true of your CPAP or BiPAP machine; it works best with proper maintenance and the replacement of broken down or worn out parts. You will be able to tell the difference with how your machine is working as parts break or wear out.

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Dirty equipment? Our guide to cleaning and maintaining your CPAP machine

Posted by Julia Higginson on Dec 5, 2017 12:55:26 PM

At the Alaska Sleep Clinic, we are committed to how well your therapy is going. One of the most important parts of your therapy is often an overlooked or forgotten task: the cleaning of your equipment.

Dirty or broken equipment can worsen your symptoms and make it so your therapy is causing you more harm than good. Regular care and checking of your equipment helps ensure you are getting the right treatment for your sleep issues.

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6 scientific ways to fall asleep easier

Posted by Alex Briggs on Nov 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Sleeping isn’t always the easiest thing to do. The Center of Disease Control estimates that 35% of Americans do not get enough sleep on a nightly basis, either through lifestyle habits, insomnia, or another sleep disorder. Even worse, a chronic lack of sleep raises a person’s risks for a myriad of health complications.

Falling asleep effectively might require a lifestyle change, but there are science-backed steps you can take to fall asleep quicker and easier. Even better – you won’t even have to take pills to do it.

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Topics: Sleep, insomnia, Sleep Tips, electronics

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