Alaska Sleep Education Center

4 Fallacies About Sleep That You Ought to Know

Posted by Dr. Mauricio Reinoso, ASC Medical Director on Jun 21, 2020 11:36:00 AM

People often have a different thoughts, ideas and beliefs about sleep. It's time to separate sleep facts from the myths and have the proper information. The amount of sleep plays a crucial role in leading a holistic lifestyle. Here are the myths that you mustn’t believe at any time

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Topics: Snoring, sleep myths, board-certified sleep specialists

Is Your Child's Fear Keeping Him and You Awake at Night?

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Oct 15, 2019 11:16:57 AM

Fear can become crippling for children. As a parent center stage with a son confronting fear, the warning signs are what can help the healing process.

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Topics: nightmares, sleep physician, Pediatrics, board-certified sleep specialists

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

Posted by Dr. Mauricio Reinoso, ASC Medical Director on Oct 8, 2019 9:15:00 AM

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.

March is Women's Month, so 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

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