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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Alaska Summer Sleep Tips: How to Sleep Under the Midnight Sun

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 8, 2019 9:22:00 AM

One of the things that makes Alaska such a unique place to live or visit is its amazing summers. Summer time in Alaska is like no other place in the U.S. because of the vast amount of daylight we get. In the northernmost parts of the state the sun refuses to set for nearly a month. In the interior, the sun briefly dips behind the mountains leaving golden hues to hold its place until it returns minutes later. And even in the southern parts of the state, periods of darkness are so short, that if you blink, you could miss it.

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Topics: Sleep Tips

Don't let your CPAP ruin your vacation plans: Tips on electricity and travel

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jun 7, 2019 2:54:00 PM

Travel can tempt you to not be compliant with your CPAP therapy. The overwhelming idea of packing and bringing your equipment with you can make you want to skip your CPAP while you are away.

Foregoing your CPAP therapy can be dangerous. Sleep apnea will occur whether you are on your dream vacation or at home. Without your CPAP machine, you run the risk of experiencing all the unwanted and sometimes even dangerous effects of untreated sleep apnea.

The good news is that traveling with your CPAP machine doesn’t have to be burden. There are several options, including travel-sized CPAP machines that can make it easier for you to travel.

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Topics: CPAP compliance, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP

Mattress Mayhem: Purchasing the Bed of Your Dreams

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jun 6, 2019 7:03:00 AM

Toss and Turn to a New Mattress

When you are tossing and turning at night, what pops into your mind as the reason? A lot of times, we are riddled with to-do lists when we put our head to the pillow. Some may have a partner who snores keeping you up at all hours. Others may struggle with kids climbing into bed after a nightmare.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, Sleep, relax, environment, get better sleep, sleeping

National Veterans Golden Age Games has Come to The Last Frontier.

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

History of the Veterans Golden Age Games

Celebrating its 29th year, the National Veterans Golden Age Games offer sports and recreational competitive events for Veterans 55 years of age and older. It is the largest sports and recreation competition for this age group of military Veterans in the world! The Games continue to serve as a showcase for the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Americans.

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Sleep Troubles Can Damage the Rest of Your Life

Posted by Guest Author: Voila Conner on Jun 4, 2019 1:00:00 PM

It goes without saying that it’s almost impossible to function and efficiently hit your targets when your eyes just want to drop. Not having enough sleep can be a stressful situation.

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Topics: life with sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, sleep debt

William Shatner Announced as SoClean Spokesperson and Ambassador

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 3, 2019 4:29:18 PM

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Topics: cpap accessories

Guidelines To Keep You And Baby Healthy During Pregnancy

Posted by Guest Blogger: Jane Sandwood on Jun 3, 2019 10:34:00 AM

Proper nutrition is vital during pregnancy; getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals helps protect your baby from neural tube defects, prevents low birth weight, and promotes healthy development. What you eat during pregnancy also impacts your health, and by managing your weight through diet and exercise, you can reduce your risk of developing gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and pregnancy insomnia. 

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Topics: women, pregnancy, baby

Sleep Under the Midnight Sun

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jun 2, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Sleep is more important to mental and physical health than most people realize. Sleep helps the brain to work properly. If the brain is working properly so is the body.

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Topics: summer

Women Under-report Prevalence and Intensity of Their Own Snoring

Posted by AASM Staff - https://aasm.org on Jun 1, 2019 12:38:00 PM

DARIEN, IL – A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to under-report snoring and underestimate its loudness.

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Topics: women, underdiagnosed

Proper Exercise for Proper Wellness

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on May 31, 2019 11:15:00 AM

Within a 24-hour day, it is hard to fit everything in: the commute, work, meals, family time, volunteering, activities for your kids. It all compiles into a quick 24 hours. But two of the most critical components to a healthy lifestyle are probably missing during the busiest of schedules: sleep and exercise.

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Topics: exercise

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