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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Diagnosing and Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Therapies & Surgeries

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 25, 2019 9:32:00 AM

So you've done your research and discovered that you may have the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). You've even come to the conclusion that your snoring, nocturnal breathing cessations, daytime drowsiness, and restless sleep may be causes for concern, but you're still not quite sure if it's worthy of a visit to the doctor's office.

AtThe Alaska Sleep Clinic, we want to help you on your road to healthier sleeping habits. That's why we've created a guideline to help you through the steps from when to contact a doctor to methods of diagnosing OSA, and treatment options. 

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, children, CPAP, BPAP, therapies, treatment

Don't let your CPAP ruin your vacation plans: Tips on electricity and travel

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jun 7, 2019 2:54:00 PM

Travel can tempt you to not be compliant with your CPAP therapy. The overwhelming idea of packing and bringing your equipment with you can make you want to skip your CPAP while you are away.

Foregoing your CPAP therapy can be dangerous. Sleep apnea will occur whether you are on your dream vacation or at home. Without your CPAP machine, you run the risk of experiencing all the unwanted and sometimes even dangerous effects of untreated sleep apnea.

The good news is that traveling with your CPAP machine doesn’t have to be burden. There are several options, including travel-sized CPAP machines that can make it easier for you to travel.

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Topics: CPAP compliance, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP

5 Reasons Why You Should Write Down Your Dreams

Posted by Guest blogger: Lilian Chifley on Mar 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM

You may not think much about your dreams, but they can be powerful sources of information about what is going on in your subconscious. Whenever you fall asleep, it is actually your conscious self that goes to sleep.

Your unconscious is still very much active, and that is when it comes out to play, bringing to the fore ideas that have been lying within for a long time. If you actually aid more attention to your dreams, you might end up with answers to your deepest questions and solutions to your most challenging problems.

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, dreams, journal

Video: 5 Signs Chronic Snoring May be Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 23, 2019 2:23:00 PM

The Alaska Sleep Clinic's Educational Web Series shows you 5 reasons why your chronic snoring may be more than just a noisy nuisance.

If your snoring is loud, regular, and occuring on a nightly basis, it is possible that it may be linked to a more serious problem such as obstructive sleep apnea. If you believe that you or your bedpartner's snoring may be a cause for concern, watch the video below for more information.

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, Snoring

New Studies Show Sleep Apnea May Lead to Alzheimer's

Posted by Guest Blogger, Tara Bahrampour from The Washington Post on Sep 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Getting a solid night's sleep is crucial not only for feeling good the next day - there is increasing evidence that it may also protect against dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, alzheimer's

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