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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Vaping: New US Epidemic and Its Connection to Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines and Stefanie Leiter on Sep 26, 2019 7:45:00 AM

It’s no secret that smoking can seriously affect your health, but the consequences can be worse when sleep apnea is also present. If you smoke and have sleep apnea or know someone who does, you probably wondered how smoking affects sleep apnea and overall sleep.

Smoking interferes with your body’s natural sleep cycle and has a long lasting impact on your ability to sleep restfully. Nicotine found in cigarettes causes physiological reactions that awaken your body, can induce airway obstruction and inflammation both in the nose and upper airway, and compromise the success of CPAP therapy.

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Topics: health, smoke, vaping, lung

7 Sleeping Tips For Better Muscle Growth and Recovery

Posted by Guest blogger: Lilian Chifley on Aug 22, 2019 6:47:00 AM

Sleep is a process essential for many vital functions of mind and body. It plays a significant part in human lives, enabling energy conservation, influencing psychological states, and improving cognition and overall performance.

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Topics: health, exercise, body, muscle

The Nature of Sleep: Why We Sleep and How We Are Affected By Lack of Sleep

Posted by Guest Blogger: Justin Osborne on Apr 16, 2019 11:33:00 AM

According to research by the Edu Birdie review, older adults up to 65+ need 7-8 hours of quality sleep and newborns up to 3 months old need 14-17 hours.

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Topics: health, sleep test

The 7 Golden Rules for Marathon Recovery

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 2, 2019 10:14:00 AM

Alaska Sleep Clinic is honored to be featured in a blog article written by Champneys, the UK's original health resort.  Champneys reached out to ASC to find out how important sleep is to a marathon runner's physical and mental recovery after an event. In Alaska, we have our Mountain Marathoners who can benefit  from the blog's suggestions, too.

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Topics: health, exercise, sleep test, runners, marathon

Health Problems That Stem From Sleepless Nights

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 11, 2019 10:05:00 AM

Anxiety, depression, and exhaustion are logical reasons behind lack of sleep and restless nights. The more uncommon explanations come from other ailments plaguing the normal daily functionalities of the human body.

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Topics: dental, health, fibromyalgia

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