Alaska Sleep Education Center

What Every Parent Should Know About a Tonsillectomy

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

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Topics: OSA in children, tonsils

Pediatric Obesity and Sleep Concerns

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 Harry Yuan, D.O. 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 Dr. Harry Yuan 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

Sleep Apnea in Children, Part 1: ADHD vs OSA

Posted by Harry Yuan, D.O. on Jul 30, 2018 8:03:00 AM

As humans, there is always a tendency to make mistakes. Doctors can make mistakes when a parent cannot figure out why their child is hyper, inattentive, moody, or impulsive. They act out without a moment’s notice in school and home. For the most part, the diagnoses gravitates towards an ADHD diagnosis. But for children, the symptoms of ADHD and sleep apnea are parallel if you are not asking the right questions.

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Topics: sleep and children, OSA in children, adhd, medication

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