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Alaska Sleep Education Center

10 Facts Every Parent Needs to Know about Children’s Sleep

Posted by Guest blogger, Emma Williams on Jun 12, 2019 7:44:00 AM

Without sleep, kids become cranky – and that’s no fun for anyone. Bad moods are just the tip of the iceberg, though. These facts about children’s sleep aren’t only interesting – they’re also meant to help you understand how kids sleep and make it easier for you to ensure that they get enough shut-eye to keep them healthy and happy.

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Topics: Pediatrics, baby, sleep debt

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

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

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Apr 8, 2019 4:00:00 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

New parents face up to six years of sleep deprivation, study says

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 2, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Data from thousands of men and women shows rest is at its worst three months after birth.

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Topics: moms, baby

Can a Baby Be Sleep-Trained?

Posted by excerpt from ABC News Story on Dec 5, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Good Morning America" meteorologist Ginger Zee is the mother of two boys,Adrian, who will turn three later this month, and Miles,who was born in February.

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Topics: baby, sleep training

The Right Way to Sleep Train Your Baby

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Oct 1, 2018 10:37:00 AM

When it comes to sleep behavior, having to train your baby doesn’t usually come to mind. But for little ones who are just learning their new world, teaching them how to sleep independently builds life-long habits that both baby and parent will enjoy.

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Topics: sleep habits, sleep hygiene, baby, mothers

4 FAQ's About the 4-Month Sleep Regression

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Jul 10, 2018 9:10:48 AM

  Oh, the dreaded 4-month sleep regression.  Chances are, if you’re reading this, then you’re probably in the midst of one yourself and have no idea where it came from, how long it’ll last or what to do about it.  Every parent experiences the challenges of their newborn no longer sleeping like before, resulting in drastic changes to their little one’s sleep. 

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Topics: sleep deprivation, losing sleep, baby

Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 2, 2018 8:34:00 AM

  A new pregnancy is exciting and brings with it the classic discussions about morning sickness, food cravings, and having that "special glow."

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Topics: CPAP, pregnancy, depression, OSA, baby, high blood pressure

Sleep Apnea and Preeclampsia

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Jun 28, 2018 10:56:16 AM

The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Preeclampsia

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Topics: pregnancy, OSA, baby, high blood pressure

Child Anxiety and Sleep

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jun 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Are the phrases “There’s a monster under my bed! I’m too scared to sleep!” or “Don’t leave. Just one more story, please!” part of your nighttime battle to get your child to sleep? You might be thinking your child is just being difficult but the reality is that your child might be having sleep related anxiety.

You child might be afraid of the dark, of a monster under the bed, or bad guys coming into the room, just to name a few fears. The fear of something scary happening while a child sleeps can cause them to feel anxious about wanting to fall asleep.

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Topics: Pediatrics, stress, moms, baby, anxiety

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