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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Heavy Sleeping: Sleep Deprivation, Obesity, and What to Do About It

Posted by Jane Sandwood on Nov 23, 2019 10:55:00 AM

Sleep and your weight are inextricably linked—especially if you lack sleep. Roughly 1 out of 3 adults are sleep deprived, according to the Journal of Community Health. Not getting enough sleep will start having detrimental effects on your weight and overall well-being. So if you find yourself wrestling with sleep loss and your weight, what can you do about it?

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Topics: health, diet, getting sleep, obesity

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 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

How Lack of Sleep Affects Us

Posted by 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

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