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Treating OSA in Kids Improves Behavior and Quality of Life.

Posted by Guest blogger: Denise Mann, Web MD on Oct 11, 2018 7:30:00 PM

Kids with obstructive sleep apnea are often tired by day, have trouble paying attention, and have other behavioral problems all because they are not getting enough quality sleep at night. A new study may help turn that around -- without surgery.

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Topics: Pediatrics, life with sleep apnea, OSA, OSA in children

Sleep Apnea in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Growing Concern

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Oct 4, 2018 4:56:00 PM

Fibromyalgia causes muscle pain making it difficult to sleep which then cyclically creates exacerbated pain causing lack of sleep. Once symptoms can be identified and controlled more successfully, sleep improves while pain lessens.

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Topics: losing sleep, life with sleep apnea, pain, fibromyalgia

Sleep Apnea and Breast Cancer Survival

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 2, 2018 5:06:09 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Topics: women, life with sleep apnea, cancer

In African Americans, Sleep Apnea and Insomnia Go Undiagnosed

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 21, 2018 1:49:54 PM

Sleep apnea is common — but rarely diagnosed — among black Americans, researchers say.

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Topics: african-americans, life with sleep apnea, health

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 24, 2018 4:47:00 PM

This blog began with me reading stories from women (many in their 30s and 40s) who suffered from serious heart attacks.  As I read through the entire post, I knew it was pertininet to share the findings with Alaska Sleep Clinic's blog readers. We know that younger women can have heart attacks, and it’s acknowledged that doctors are not good at picking up heart attack symptoms in younger women.

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Topics: women, sleep deprivation, life with sleep apnea, wellness

The Effects of Shift Work on Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Aug 18, 2018 12:24:00 AM

Shift work is defined as schedules outside the typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. day. Roughly 15 percent of full-time U.S. employees work on shifts outside this traditional schedule. For many, shift work is part of the job as service occupations like healthcare professionals and protective services  are needed 365 days a year 24 hours a day. 

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Topics: work, circadian rhythm, losing sleep, get better sleep, life with sleep apnea, insomnia

Book Review of "The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters"

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 1, 2018 7:34:46 PM

The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

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Topics: sleep hygiene, life with sleep apnea

4 realities of life with sleep apnea and living with your CPAP Machine

Posted by Laci Michaud on Mar 31, 2016 4:04:04 PM


Everyone wants to receive a restful night’s sleep.  Humans are the only living creatures that will delay sleeping on purpose.  Every other mammal on the planet sleeps when their body tells them to.  However, when you have untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sometimes lack of sleep is inevitable.

Below are four realities of living life with sleep apnea for patients after they are diagnosed:

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Topics: CPAP, life with sleep apnea

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