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Is caffeine affecting your sleep?

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Jun 15, 2021 11:22:59 AM

Caffeine is the most popular drug in the world, and is found in many different plants and is commonly found in many different drinks and medicines; so we likely consume caffeine on a daily basis - and aren’t even aware of it. Caffeine is amazing if you need that boost of energy to help you kick start your morning. There are  many health benefits of this beverage; but can it affect you negatively?

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Topics: Sleep

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep on a Business Trip: Part 1

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Jun 25, 2019 9:22:00 AM

Flights. Jet lag. Hotel rooms. Meetings. Conferences. Drinks.

Business travel can be tough for a lot of reasons including not getting a good night’s sleep- but you need your sleep so your performance and work isn’t affected.

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Topics: Sleep, travel

Five Common Recurring Dreams

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Jun 22, 2019 5:12:00 AM

Do have the same dreams over and over again? Did you know that some recurring dreams are fairly common for everyone to have? So then, what are they and what do they mean? Following are a few common recurring dreams and their potential meanings; but, remember that dream interpretation is very subjective.

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5 Summer Sleep Tips

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Jun 9, 2019 12:42:00 PM

Those extra hours of light during the summer days can contribute to sleep problems at night. Here are a few tips to help you sleep through the long Alaskan summer nights.

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Dementia and Sleep Problems

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Oct 30, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Many older adults tend to have trouble sleeping, but for people who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, they have an even harder time. Alzheimer’s may reverse a person’s sleep-wake cycle, causing daytime drowsiness and nighttime restlessness. As Alzheimer’s continues to progress, these sleep disturbances often increase. With more severe forms of dementia, people tend to be sleepier during the day, which can cause their sleep at night to become fragmented and disrupted. It is common for people suffering from both dementia and Alzheimer’s to constantly wake at night and fall asleep during the day.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, Sleep, insomnia, sleep apnea, trouble sleeping, Narcolepsy, napping, tired

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