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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Your Little One's Healthy Sleep Patterns?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 5, 2019 9:28:23 AM

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The average newborn sleeps much of the day and night, waking only for feedings every few hours. It is often hard for new parents to know how long and how often a newborn should sleep. Unfortunately, there is no set schedule at first, and many newborns have their days and nights confused.

They think they are supposed to be awake at night and sleep during the day.

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Topics: Infant, Pediatrics, OSA in children, baby

What Every Parent Should Know About a Tonsillectomy

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Tonsils are one of the most misunderstood structures in the throat, not only by patients, but by many doctors as well. Traditional teaching states that tonsils are glands in the throat that help to fight infection. Because they are blamed for most cases of repeated throat infections, tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed operations in the United States. According to some pediatricians, many tonsillectomies today are being performed unnecessarily. Simultaneously, there are too many tonsils still left in place when in fact they should be removed. Here’s the reason why.

 

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Topics: OSA in children, tonsils

Childhood Obesity and Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Feb 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

We all know the feeling. You wake up on the right side of the bed feeling refreshed and well rested. Not only does it keep you healthy physically but your brain has time to regenerate keeping memories and knowledge alive and well. Unfortunately, parents are struggling with busy schedules and packed calendars to instill this important lifestyle on their children.

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Topics: OSA in children, weight

How to Tell if Your Child's Snoring is Normal or a Sleep Disorder

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM


Children are our most precious resources, and their health and comfort are a top priority for any parent. It comes as no surprise that you may have questions about your child's snoring and sleep habits. Is their snoring normal? Is it harmful? At what point does it become a cause for concern? At The Alaska Sleep Clinic we get asked these kinds of questions all the time, so we compiled a list of the most common causes of snoring, symptoms of potential sleep disorders, and treatment options for your children.
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Topics: children, Snoring, OSA in children

Treating OSA in Kids Improves Behavior and Quality of Life.

Posted by Denise Mann on Oct 11, 2018 3:30:00 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, OSA in children, life with sleep apnea, OSA

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