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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Diagnosing and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Therapies & Surgeries

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 25, 2019 9:32:00 AM

So you've done your research and discovered that you may have the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). You've even come to the conclusion that your snoring, nocturnal breathing cessations, daytime drowsiness, and restless sleep may be causes for concern, but you're still not quite sure if it's worthy of a visit to the doctor's office.

AtThe Alaska Sleep Clinic, we want to help you on your road to healthier sleeping habits. That's why we've created a guideline to help you through the steps from when to contact a doctor to methods of diagnosing OSA, and treatment options. 

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, children, CPAP, BPAP, therapies, treatment

7 Signs Your Child Might Have a Sleep Disorder

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 5, 2019 10:15:00 AM

It's tough for any parent to discover that their child may have a sleep disorder. After all, no mother wants to see her son or daughter tired all of the time;  and no father wants to watch his child struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep during the night. However, recent studies estimate that nearly 30% of children may have a sleep disorder at some point in their lives.

While sleep disorders can come with varying degrees of severity, the majority of them can be treated. What's important is that parents recognize the signs of sleep disorders so that they can get their child treated for the underlying causes, rather than treating the symptoms alone.

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Topics: children, Pediatrics

Back-to-School Sleep Tips for Parents, Children, and Teens

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 31, 2019 11:50:00 AM

A new school year kicks off in 21 days!  Where did this hot Alaska summer go?  We all know what this means...our kids' lazy, relaxed days of summer are about to be replaced with packed schedules full of class time, homework, and after school activities. More than likely your children have been staying up late and sleeping in through much of their summer-break, and getting them back into a healthy sleep routine may be challenging to say the least.

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Topics: school, children, Sleep Tips, sleep and children, teens

Infant Bedtime Tips

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 23, 2019 2:20:00 PM

Infant Bedtime Tips

If you’ve just brought a newborn home, you’re probably preoccupied with sleep – both the baby’s and yours. Establishing a sleep routine with your infant is a good way to instill good sleep habits. Here are a few suggestions for bedtime with your baby.

  • Take note of your baby’s sleep trends. You don’t need to start a routine immediately; first, get to know your infant’s tendencies. Once you figure out when your infant sleeps for the longest chunk, begin a bedtime routine about 45 minutes before that.
  • Establish a routine. Whether it’s saying goodnight to everyone and everything, singing a song, or taking a bath, incorporate 1-4 activites that can help your baby wind down and cues them that it’s time to relax.
  • Cut back on caffeine. For you breastfeeding mom, consider going decaf while you’re breastfeeding; your baby will get a caffeine jolt otherwise.

Remember, a baby who sleeps through the night is a wonderful thing, but a baby who has a tough time sleeping is not a reflection of your parenting! Go easy on yourself, and if you have any questions about your or your baby’s sleep don’t hesitate to call us.

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Topics: Sleep, Infant, children

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep: Developing a Sleep Routine

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 7, 2019 6:00:00 AM

If you're one of our frequent subscribers (which makes you awesome by the way) you may recall an article I published a few months ago titled 7 Tips and Tricks for Getting Kids to Sleep at Night. And don't worry, if you're not a subscriber, I'll get you up to speed real quick (or you can check the article out for yourself *wink*).

The research that went into that article wasn't simply to help all of you parents out there. The truth is, my wife and I were going through our own mini crisis with getting our baby on a consistent sleep schedule. While that article may have helped you some with your own kids, the tips and tricks in there pretty much saved my sanity. You see, my daughter––we'll call her Taylor (because that's her real name) has been, since birth, what can only be described as a "delightful nightmare."

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Topics: children

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