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What Is Considered Normal with Teens and Sleep

Posted by Jack Johnson on Nov 25, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Does your teenage son stay up late every night, night after night? Blame it on wild animals.

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Topics: teens

Hypersomnia Treatment Explained: How it Works and What to Expect

Posted by Jack Johnson on Jun 27, 2013 7:03:00 AM

Hypersomnia is a sleep disorder in which someone is getting and/or needing more sleep than necessary.

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Topics: sleep disorders, sleep study, CPAP

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder Options

Posted by Jack Johnson on Jun 20, 2013 7:04:00 AM

Approximately 4 percent of American adults suffer from periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). The sleep disorder is characterized by the patient’s limbs (usually, one or both legs) involuntarily and rhythmically moving several times during the night. These movements differ from the normal spasms people experience as they begin to fall asleep. Side effects of PLMD include fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), as well as the interrupted slumber of the sleep partner who becomes an unintentional target of “kicky” legs, so treating this sleep disorder can improve one’s quality of life and relationship harmony.
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Topics: sleep disorders, sleep study, plmd, sleep specialist

Five Insomnia Misconceptions Alaska Needs to Know

Posted by Jack Johnson on Jun 13, 2013 6:05:00 AM


The term “insomnia” is often used to define when one can’t fall asleep. Such a general use of the word invites confusion and incorrect assumptions on this potentially serious sleep disorder.

Here are five misconceptions on insomnia that Alaskans need to know:

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Topics: insomnia, sleep disorders, tired

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