Alaska Sleep Education Center

ADHD or Sleep Disorder? Are Children Being Misdiagnosed?

Posted by Amelia Palmer on Sep 10, 2020 6:15:00 AM

Sleep disorders can be detrimental to children, affecting their emotional state and physical and cognitive development. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can do the same thing. In both cases, correctly diagnosing and treating the issue can go a long way in alleviating these effects.

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Topics: sleep disorders, Pediatrics, adhd

7 Painless Sleep Hacks All Parents Should Use To Get Kids To Bed

Posted by Mo Mulla on Jul 16, 2020 7:46:00 AM

Getting children to sleep at night can be tiresome. Even when you've set a good routine and they’ve had a long energy-sapping day, it can still be a burden. There are many factors that contribute to successfully putting kids to sleep and even if you hit the nail on the head you can be in for a surprise. 

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Topics: children, Pediatrics, babies, parents, getting sleep

Melatonin and Your Child's Sleep

Posted by Alaska Sleep Clinic's Pediatric Medical Director Harry Yuan, D.O., MPH, FCCP, FAASM on Jul 10, 2020 9:13:00 AM

Trouble falling and staying asleep affects 15% to 25% of children and adolescents. Not getting enough sleep often leads to some pretty difficult behaviors and health problems—crankiness, trouble paying attention, high blood pressure, weight problems and obesity, headaches, and depression. It's no wonder why many parents are searching for a solution. 

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, insomnia, Pediatrics, melatonin

Childhood Obesity and Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jun 19, 2020 11:15:00 AM

One of the greatest problems in generating awareness for sleep apnea is that all too often people have a preconceived notion of what a typical sleep apnea patient looks like. When most people think about a patient suffering from sleep apnea, an image of a middle-aged overweight male comes to mind.

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Topics: sleep and children, Pediatrics, OSA in children

Sleep and Academic Success

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jun 4, 2020 7:54:08 AM

Students who sleep less than seven hours a day have academic performance problems.

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Topics: school, Pediatrics, teens, college

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