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Alaska Sleep Education Center

3 Disorders Making You Tired

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 13, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Many of us will occasionally experience days where we simply feel tired all day long. Usually this is caused by poor sleep the night before, an intense workout the previous day, or even symptoms of a cold or flu. The feelings of extreme fatigue are often remedied with a little rest during the day or some good old fashioned sleep the next night.

For some however, feeling tired and rundown during waking hours is an everyday occurrence. One that with continued lack of sleep can prove to be harmful to their health, and result in accidents or even death from dozing off at inappropriate times. While there are many possible causes of extreme daytime sleepiness including dietary deficiencies, depression, diabetes, anemia, or thyroid problems, chronic daytime fatigue can very likely be caused by a sleep disorder.

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Topics: Narcolepsy, losing sleep

7 Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 11, 2019 10:49:37 AM

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders afflicting approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. with an estimated 80% of cases going undiagnosed. Many people may be unaware that a sleep disorder is the underlying cause of their health problems, and others may be aware of their sleep disorder but uninformed of the severe consequences of untreated sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is characterized by frequent breaks or pauses in breathing during sleep. There are 3 forms of sleep apnea: Central sleep apnea (CSA) in which the pauses are due to the brain failing to signal the respiratory system to breathe; obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in which breathing is interrupted by a physical blockage in the upper airways, often caused by soft tissues of the throat and tongue collapsing into the airway; and complex/mixed sleep apnea which is a combination of central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea.

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Topics: sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep problems, sleep deprivation, losing sleep

Holiday Stress: Don't Just Manage; Find a Way to Enjoy

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Nov 25, 2019 7:25:00 AM

 

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Topics: Family, stress, holiday, losing sleep

Don't Let a Weeknight Halloween Throw Off Your Sleep Routine

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM

Every parent dreads it – too much candy, too much excitement and too little sleep- that’s Halloween! Many families find that one late night can cause their children to become overtired, leading to more night waking and early rising after the excitement of the big day has ended.

It is possible to have both a fun and well-rested Halloween! To make sure that both you and your child enjoy the holiday, here are a few tips:

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Topics: kids, losing sleep, sugar

Healthy Ageing – different life habits for different decades in your life

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 25, 2019 8:34:04 AM

We here at Alaska Sleep Clinic are honored we were asked to contribute to AGE UK Mobility's recent article on how sleep affects people of different ages.

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Topics: losing sleep, ageing

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