Nearly one in three Americans reports having difficulty getting a good night's sleep. For some this is just a temporary inconvenience brought about by stresses in life, physical discomfort, or children that need our attention. For others, chronic insomnia is robbing us of our time, our energy, and even our health.
The Alaskan Summer of 2019 will go down in the books certainly as a record hot one. It will also be remembered as one peppered with constant, long-lasting wildfires producing so much smoke it blocked out our beautiful scenery and made it difficult for many Alaskans to breathe outside.
At Alaska Sleep Clinic, we are constantly searching for the latest in education and treatment for sleep disorders. One American doctor we consistently look to for theories and medical advances in sleep is Dr. Steven Park.
Dr. Park is an author and surgeon who helps people who are always sick or tired to once again reclaim their health and energy. His passion is to identify and empower people to overcome sleep-related breathing problems, which most people don’t realize is the real reason for many of their common medical ailments.
The following is an article Dr. Park recently published on his website, https://doctorstevenpark.com/:
A consequence of being a sleep doctor is that I constantly get bombarded with questions about sleep by complete strangers at parties, gatherings, and especially on airplanes. It seems that almost everyone I meet has or knows someone that can’t sleep. They’ve tried all the typical methods and hacks recommend by friends or found online, with minimal to no success. At this point, I use NOSTRILS as a reminder of the 8 important steps to help those of you that are struggling to fall or stay asleep.
Sometimes falling asleep is difficult. It’s hard to unwind from a long day of work, chores, kids, and other responsibilities. We lie in bed awake thinking of what we have to do tomorrow, toss and turn in our beds trying to get comfortable, and when we do finally manage to fall asleep, we have stress dreams about the next day’s activities and responsibilities. It’s a dangerous, exhausting cycle that pushes many to invest in sleep masks, earplugs, and over the counter medicine to help us fall asleep, all of which lose their effectiveness over time