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The Link Between Sleep Disorders in Soldiers and Veterans and Their High Suicide Rate

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 13, 2018 4:00:00 PM

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, ptsd, depression, suicide

Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 2, 2018 12:34:00 PM

  A new pregnancy is exciting and brings with it the classic discussions about morning sickness, food cravings, and having that "special glow."

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Topics: pregnancy, baby, high blood pressure, CPAP, OSA, depression

Teens, sleep, and depression: The Link Parents Should Know

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Constant moodiness, sleeping in late, copping an attitude, and even being depressed are all seen as typical teenage behavior. But what if your teen just being a teen is really your teen reacting to the effects of sleep deprivation.

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Topics: teens, depression, suicide, Pediatrics, losing sleep, sleep habits, behavioral psychology

How moms can fight seasonal affective disorder

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 27, 2017 1:24:32 PM

If the final months of the year get you or one of your family members feeling down, irritable, or low on energy or craving sweet or starchy foods and sleeping more or less than usual, you may experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that’s common in the winter months. There is not one Alaskan that has not had to deal with at least one side affect of these seasonal blues. 

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Topics: depression, seasonal affective disorder, suicide, winter

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