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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Women with Sleep Apnea: Why Women are Less Often Diagnosed with OSA

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 4, 2019 12:04:00 PM

When we think about the typical sleep apnea patient, we often picture a heavyset man over forty years old with a thick neck and an earth-rattling snore. And while this image often does fit the profile of a sleep apnea patient, it by no means represents a complete picture of the demographic of sleep apnea sufferers.

Contrary to popular belief, sleep apnea patients come in all shapes, sizes, races, genders, and can even have symptoms atypical of those common for sleep apnea. For instance, not all sleep apnea sufferers snore, many are not obese or even overweight, and not all of them are male.

Here we discuss the prevalence of sleep apnea in women and why they are often an under-diagnosed and under-served population suffering from this sleep disorder.

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Topics: board-certified sleep specialists, Women and sleep

How to Sleep Better Without Medication

Posted by Anitra Choi on Oct 3, 2019 10:23:00 AM

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to functioning as a normal person. When you do not get enough quality sleep, the symptoms of sleep deprivation creep up quickly, and a chronic insomnia problem can lead to negative long-term side effects.

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Topics: insomnia, power naps

TMJ disorders & Sleep: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Ken Marshall on Oct 2, 2019 6:22:00 AM

The quality of your sleep will have a huge impact on your quality of life. A poor night’s sleep will leave you feeling drained and irritable the next day. You might be less productive at work or may suffer from strained personal relationships.

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Topics: oral appliance, life with sleep apnea, tmj

Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds

Posted by Robert Preidt, a Health Day reporter on Oct 1, 2019 7:40:00 AM

Some people with sleep apnea have an increased risk of cancer, and the odds may be higher for women than men, researchers say.  With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alaska Sleep Clinic wants to educate women on the risks associated with untreated sleep apnea and why women are so under-diagnosed.

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Topics: insomnia, Narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, life with sleep apnea, leg cramps

Why am I So Tired All The Time, Even After A Full Night's Sleep?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 30, 2019 4:59:00 AM

Do you often go through the day feeling sleepy, sluggish, and lethargic, even after a full night's rest? While it's common to occasionally feel dead tired during the day, persistent symptoms of daytime drowsiness could be linked to your sleep and health habits.

There are a couple of possible reasons why you may be experiencing daytime drowsiness, and we want to help you better understand what you can do to start feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed everyday.

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Topics: Sleep Tips, tired

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