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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Jennifer Christensen

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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? Did you know that some recurring dreams are fairly common for everyone to have? What are they, and what do they mean? Following are a few common recurring dreams and their potential meanings. 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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Sleep Walking

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Oct 30, 2018 7:30:00 PM

Ever wake up to find half of your closet on the floor? Chances are you or loved one may have done some sleep walking. Often sleepwalkers have no recollection of their midnight stroll but come to the kitchen in the morning to find open drawers, the gas turned on, or windows cracked. 

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, tired

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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