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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Get Rid of Sleep Anxiety and Insomnia: Your Guide to a Better Night’s Rest

Posted by Justin Walter on Nov 1, 2019 7:30:00 AM

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Topics: insomnia, sleep anxiety

Awake at 3 a.m.? Strategies to get back to sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 12, 2019 5:41:00 AM

Sleep-maintenance insomnia is common in mid-life. Changing your thoughts and behaviors can help.

It's 3:00 in the morning—far too early to get up for the day. But you can't get back to sleep because your mind keeps rehashing past and future worries—and fretting that you're going to be exhausted all day long. Sound familiar? Known as sleep-maintenance insomnia, this common problem often crops up in mid-life.

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Topics: insomnia, healthy sleep

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome and Nocturnal Humans: Disorder or Nature?

Posted by Mary Jones on Oct 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Some time ago, I posted a theory that the epidemic of sleep disorders comes from the fact that some humans are naturally nocturnal.

About six months after forming that theory, I once again fell into patterns of sleep that could be deemed “normal” – I went to bed around 9:00 or 9:30 at night and got up at 6:00 every morning.

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Topics: insomnia, seasonal affective disorder, delayed sleep phase

How to Sleep Better Without Medication

Posted by Anitra Choi on Oct 3, 2019 10:23:00 AM

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to functioning as a normal person. When you do not get enough quality sleep, the symptoms of sleep deprivation creep up quickly, and a chronic insomnia problem can lead to negative long-term side effects.

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Topics: insomnia, power naps

Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds

Posted by Robert Preidt, a Health Day reporter on Oct 1, 2019 7:40:00 AM

Some people with sleep apnea have an increased risk of cancer, and the odds may be higher for women than men, researchers say.  With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alaska Sleep Clinic wants to educate women on the risks associated with untreated sleep apnea and why women are so under-diagnosed.

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Topics: insomnia, Narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, life with sleep apnea, leg cramps

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