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Prep Your Kids for Sunday

Posted by Stefanie Leiter and Jennifer Hines on Mar 4, 2020 10:38:03 AM

The "spring forward/fall back" switch messes up everyone's schedule! Here's how to get your little one on track so you can all get a good night's sleep.

Daylight saving time is no fun for anyone. That groggy, "I really don't want to get out of bed" feeling lingers for days after you set your clocks forward an hour, and can make any already sleep-deprived parent feel exhausted. But the loss of sleep can be even tougher on your kids. "Young children need more sleep and don't tolerate sleep deprivation as well as adults," explains Dr. Harry Yuan, pediatric cardiologist and pediatric medical director here at Alaska Sleep Clinic "The loss of just one hour can really affect a child's attention span, appetite, and overall mood."

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Topics: Pediatrics, daylight saving time

Declutter and Sleep Better

Posted by Stefanie Leiter and Jennifer Hines on Jan 28, 2020 10:15:00 AM

The excessive clutter associated with hoarding can have a negative effect on the practice of good sleep hygiene. Clutter can lead to items that should not be associated with sleep ending up in the bedroom — and this is not good for sleep.


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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, insomnia, getting better sleep, poor sleep, hoarding

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