Alaska Sleep Education Center

Mental Health Issues that Can Be a Barrier to Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 12, 2021 10:59:11 AM

Experts estimate that approximately 50 million Americans have some form of sleep disorder. Sleeping problems are not only in America. It is believed that 33% of people in the world suffer from some type of sleeping disorder. Having a good sleeping pattern is important for your mental and physical health and to help you maintain a good quality of life. 

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Topics: insomnia, mental, cbt

Sleep Problems After Separation or Divorce

Posted by Tommy Murphy on Dec 30, 2020 9:39:04 AM

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Topics: insomnia, cbt, divorce, managing stress

CBT Therapy for Insomnia and Anxiety

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 23, 2020 9:20:00 AM

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, those who suffer from depression or anxiety claim an increase in their anxiety due to lack of sleep with 52 percent of men and 42 percent of women stating it directly affected their ability to remain focused the following day.

Your social life can also suffer which can lead to depression or increased depression signs. Without quality sleep, the body cannot repair and becomes a state of sleep deprivation that stacks nightly. This leads to a rapid decline of behavioral response including moodiness and irritability.

How to tackle anxiety depends on the underlying event. One therapy is cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and can benefit adults in treating anxiety. Learn more about CBT in a blog featuring Dr. Angie Randazzo.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, insomnia, anxiety, cbt

Can't Sleep?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 19, 2020 10:01:29 AM

Has falling asleep -- and staying asleep -- turned into a nightmare for you?

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, insomnia, sleep training, cbt

Sleep Is Necessary for Cancer Recovery

Posted by Bella Martinez on Jun 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Sleep plays an important role in emotional and physical well-being, but research shows it may also help determine who gets cancer and how successfully they recover. In a study that looked at 1,200 women diagnosed with breast tumors between 2005 and 2008, rates were 30 percent higher in those who worked shifts versus regular schedules, and researchers found similar results in men with prostate tumors.

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Topics: sleep apnea, cancer, cbt

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