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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Will Halloween Treats Wreck My Sleep – and My Kid’s Sleep?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 25, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Trick or treat, who wants to sleep? Mom and Dad do!

Halloween is almost here and the stores are loaded with sugary goodness – Snickers, Butterfingers, Reese’s – mmmm. While the little ghouls and goblins are prowling from door-to-door, what do you do? Dip into the pot and enjoy a few Milky Ways or Starbursts. With all that walking, you have to keep your blood sugar up, right?

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Topics: kids, holiday, candy

Better Sleep: A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jan 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The new year has begun and that means its time to pull out your resolutions. Do you have any new resolutions on your list or are you making the same resolutions that you seem to keep failing at?

Year after the most common resolutions are healthy eating, exercising more, and stopping smoking. And year after year most people find that their resolutions fall by the wayside within a few weeks to months.

Have you ever wondered why so many people fail at accomplishing worthwhile goals? The answer is simple: sleep. When you are sleep deprived or have poor sleep you are less likely to accomplish your goals because you are tired.

This year, instead of making the same old resolutions again, try making a goal for better sleep. A good night’s rest is the basis for making and keeping resolutions for a healthy lifestyle.

The Importance of Sleep:

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Topics: holiday, get better sleep, new year's resolution

Make Holiday Guests More Comfortable when Sleeping Over

Posted by Bianca Birgit - Owner & Editor | WellWorthLiving on Dec 10, 2018 10:49:00 AM

How to Make Holiday Guests More Comfortable when Sleeping Over

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Topics: Family, relax, holiday, sleep training

Avoiding Sleep Disruptions During the Holidays

Posted by Natalie Dautovich, from Sleep.org on Nov 25, 2018 7:01:00 AM

Despite looking forward to the holiday season, many people emerge from the holidays feeling the effects on their physical and emotional well-being. Often, disrupted sleep is the culprit.

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Topics: holiday, circadian rhythm

Kids, Sleep and the Holidays

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 24, 2018 6:53:00 AM

The end of the year--the holiday season--is a popular time for families to travel and visit relatives, or have grandparents and others visit to celebrate the holidays together. It is also a time when families' usual schedules are inevitably disrupted, and sleep schedules frequently suffer as well, for both children and their parents. Kids of all ages, from infants to adolescents, are likely to experience sleep difficulties in the six weeks or so between Thanksgiving and the first week in January.

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Topics: kids, holiday, cognitive sleep issues

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