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The Complex Relationship Between Sleep, Depression & Anxiety

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 29, 2020 9:42:00 AM

Excessive sleepiness not only affects your physical health, it has a big impact on your mental health as well.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, insomnia, sleep apnea, depression, OSA, mental

Insomnia - Causing Diseases

Posted by Scarlett Hobler on Apr 27, 2020 6:32:00 AM

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Topics: insomnia, sleep apnea, depression, sleep hygiene

Sleep's Connection with Military Suicide Numbers

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM

September is Suicide Prevention Month. According to the most recent report published by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, which analyzed 55 million veterans' records from 1979 to 2016, the current analysis indicates that an average of 20 veterans a day die from suicide. Service members and Veterans who have defended our freedom have earned our enduring gratitude. They should have the opportunity to live meaningful, productive lives, in the same freedom and peace that their service and sacrifices made possible for so many other Americans.

Sleep problems among active-duty military and veterans are all too common. We’ve seen a growing body of research exploring the problems associated with soldiers’ sleep—and much of the news is not good. Both are at significantly greater risk for sleep disorders than the public.

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Topics: sleep disorders, depression, suicide, ptsd

Join Us during September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 6, 2019 10:57:00 AM

Alaska has the highest rate of suicide per capita in the country. Let's join together throughout the month of September to bring change to our beautiful state and in the hearts of our fellow Alaskans.

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Topics: insomnia, depression, suicide

Understanding the Link Between Sleeping and Anxiety

Posted by Selena Thomas on Aug 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How many times you go to bed, ready to sleep, but then your mind tricks you, and it starts racing just when your head touches the pillow? If your nights are reserved for overthinking and going through to-do lists instead of relaxing, you probably don’t manage to get enough quality sleep.

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Topics: depression, anxiety, sleep schedules

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