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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Your Baby, Colic and Sleep: Sounds Like a Recipe for Disaster

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Apr 8, 2019 8:00:00 PM

As new or repeat parents, you already are taking a lot on with a new life: feeding, sleeping, pooping, and napping are the essentials. But a lot of times, parents believe if they are unable to achieve perfection they have failed their children.

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Topics: Pediatrics, baby, colic

Are You Too Sleepy During the Day? Take This Sleep Quiz and Find Out.

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 7, 2019 5:30:00 PM

Getting the right amount of nightly sleep can mean the world of difference in how awake and alert we feel during the day. You may even think you're getting enough sleep at night because you go to bed 7-9 hours before you wake every morning, but you may not be aware that your sleep is being disturbed and causing you to feel drowsy during the day.

The following quiz is based on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, a short questionnaire that is used by sleep professionals to measure a patients likelihood of falling asleep at innappropriate times during the day. Answers are helpful for sleep physicians in diagnosing (or ruling out) potential sleep disorders.

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Topics: sleep assessment

How a Mattress Can Help with Pressure Points?

Posted by Guest Blogger: Allison Staley on Apr 6, 2019 1:20:00 PM

If you have ever tried to explore an excellent mattress, there is a great chance you have come across the term “pressure points" thrown around a good bit.

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Topics: bedroom, mattresses, pressure points

Packing for Better Sleep on Vacation

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Apr 5, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Traveling has never been easier for business or pleasure. With apps for white noise and electronic devices to help pass the time on a plane, you can pack your way to a better international or domestic flight. By following these packing tips and recognizing the signs of travel fatigue, you will be on your way to a more relaxing vacation.

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Topics: travel, sleep deprivation

How to Combat Mental Burnout

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 4, 2019 3:39:00 PM

Alaska Sleep Clinic is honored to be featured in a blog article written by Mottram Hall, the UK's first Alfresco Thermospace Spa.   Mottram Hall reached out to ASC to find out how vitalsleep is in preventing mental burnout and achieving a healthy lifestyle. 

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Topics: cognitive sleep issues, mental, burnout

How Mental Illness Affects Sleep

Posted by Guest Blogger: Joe Auer on Apr 3, 2019 3:11:00 PM

How Mental Illness Affects Healthy Sleep

Mental health and sleep are often intertwined. Even if you sleep every night, too little or poor quality sleep can compromise your ability to think clearly and be mentally productive. If you're already dealing with anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns, then healthy sleep may be challenging to get on a regular basis. Check out the facts below regarding the relationship between mental illness and sleep to see if you could be getting a better night’s rest.

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Topics: stress, cognitive sleep issues, mental

The 7 Golden Rules for Marathon Recovery

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 2, 2019 2:14:00 PM

Alaska Sleep Clinic is honored to be featured in a blog article written by Champneys, the UK's original health resort.  Champneys reached out to ASC to find out how important sleep is to a marathon runner's physical and mental recovery after an event. In Alaska, we have our Mountain Marathoners who can benefit  from the blog's suggestions, too.

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Topics: health, exercise, sleep test, runners, marathon

Happy Prank Day!  Hope You Slept Well in March...

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 1, 2019 10:00:00 AM

April fools! Today we’re hitting the snooze button on serious and prepping you for this trick-filled holiday. The only catch is you’ll need to get a good night’s sleep to pull off some of these gags.

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Topics: sleep test, April, pranks

Night Terrors Vs Nightmares: How to Deal with Your Terrified Child

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 31, 2019 5:00:00 PM

When it comes to parenting, there are few things as terrifying and heartbreaking as witnessing your child wake up screaming in fear in the middle of the night. What often makes things worse is that many parents are unsure of how they can help coax their child during this time. This uncertainty stems from being unaware of the difference between nightmares and night terrors as the two types of abrupt awakenings should be managed differently.

Here we hope to help dispel the confusion between the differences of night terrors vs nightmares and what you can do for your child in either event.

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Topics: night terrors, nightmares, Pediatrics

Sleep Management for Shift Workers: Avoiding Sleep Troubles

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Mar 30, 2019 11:02:00 PM

 

We are living in a 24/7 global society in which many businesses, industries, and services around the world operate non-stop, which is great for production, customer satisfaction, and even safety.

We can hop on a jet at 1:00 a.m. to fly halfway around the world, we can visit a hospital at 1:30 a.m. to seek treatment for a bad case of the flu, we can head down to a convenient store at 2:00 a.m. to pick up a box of diapers, we can call tech support at 2:30 a.m. when our internet stops working, we can even hit the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant to get a late night snack at midnight.

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Topics: sleep disorders, treatment

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