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Alaska Sleep Education Center

TV Binge-Watching and Para-social Living

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Mar 12, 2019 8:00:00 PM

It is winter and sometimes the only thing to do is watch a movie or television for relaxation. Though tempting to spend all your time bundled up by the fire while binge-watching your favorite shows, it can be detrimental to your sleep.

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Topics: insomnia, parasomnia, binge-watching

5 Most Common Sleep Disorders and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Guest blogger, Emma Williams on Feb 26, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Sleep plays a vital role in both your physical and mental health, from healing and repairing your heart and blood vessels, to building up your immune system to fend off disease. In other words, we absolutely need good sleep to stay healthy.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep disorders, restless leg syndrome, cognitive sleep issues

Sleep Disorders: Symptoms and Causes

Posted by Sally Norton on Feb 20, 2019 3:15:00 PM

A good night`s sleep is what we all need if we are to be productive and energetic throughout the day. Sleeping is our body`s way to regenerate and recharge and to give us the fuel we need for surviving the day ahead of us.

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Topics: insomnia, Narcolepsy, sleep disordered breathing

CBD for Sleep: Is It a Dream?

Posted by Guest Blogger: Meg Kramer, https://www.cbdhacker.com/ on Jan 30, 2019 2:50:00 PM

If you’ve ever suffered from insomnia, you know how important a good night’s sleep can be. Chronic sleep issues have been implicated in major health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and impaired driving?

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Topics: insomnia, medication, fibromyalgia, cbd

Study Reveals Military Spouse Sleep Disorders Are Common

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 11, 2018 3:52:00 PM


According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, active duty military personnel have a high prevalence of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and short sleep duration. Results also show that these sleep disorders lead to medical issues, such as depression, anxiety, and more.  With sleep research growing for active duty military personnel, many are getting the help they need through professional sleep clinics.

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Topics: Sleep, insomnia, sleep disorders, apnea, Family, Spouse, Military

How to Relieve Insomnia Without Medications: Part 2

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 7, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Insomnia is more than just occasional trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. In fact, most people experience sleep disturbance at some point in their lives. If you have chronic trouble (meaning more nights than not) falling or staying asleep, don’t feel refreshed in the morning, and especially if lack of sleep begins to impact your personal or professional life, it might be time to seek medical help.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep hygiene, cognitive sleep issues

How to Relieve Insomnia Without Medication: Part 1

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 6, 2018 1:41:00 PM

Feeling sleepy? You’re not alone. According to the CDC, on any given day, as many as one in five adults suffers from an insufficient amount of sleep! Insomnia affects adolescents, adults and the elderly. And as we age, sleep can become even more elusive, so developing good sleep habits when you’re younger can pay off later in life.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep hygiene

Surviving Daylight Savings

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 6, 2018 2:57:56 AM

 

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Topics: insomnia, daylight savings

Stress, Insomnia and How They are Related

Posted by Sally Norton on Nov 2, 2018 12:50:00 PM

Insomnia is one of the worst stress-induced conditions you can experience. Not being able to sleep after a hard-days-work can cause a plethora of issues. Is your job, family, or relationship related stuff causing you such stress that it affects your sleep?  Although insomnia is not caused only by stress, it is most often the main cause.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep habits, sleep hygiene

Sleepless and Single in Alaska: The Loneliness Factor

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Oct 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The traditional factors leading to insomnia can disturb any sleep pattern. Anxiety, depression, grief, tragedy. Peer pressure, worry, alcohol, caffeine. A number of issues interrupt a normal day. One that can go unnoticed is for individuals who are lonely. All of the traditional factors can enhance the reasons for insomnia grounded in a lonely life.

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Topics: insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, lonliness

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