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Alaska Sleep Education Center

The Military’s App to Improve Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 28, 2019 10:10:00 AM

Active duty military personnel lead stressful lives. Whether deployed abroad or serving stateside, demands on their time, bodies, and families can prove difficult to manage. Studies have shown that this stress can negatively affect the sleeping habits of active duty military personnel. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a recent study revealed that over 85% of active duty military suffer from some type of sleep disorder.

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Topics: Sleep, sleep disorders, sleep study, sleep specialist, Family, application, Military, game

Effective Bedtime Routines to Enhance Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 27, 2019 1:22:00 PM

Most of us have a routine we follow. We get up at the same time, go through the same steps to get ready for the day, and even have the same thing for breakfast. There are many reasons we follow routines. We may do it out of habit, or do it because it’s comfortable, or maybe it’s the most effective and efficient way to go about our days. Our habits and routines can even make us more successful according to an article recently published in the Harvard Business Review.

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Topics: Sleep, Sleep Tips, electronics, relax, routine, technology, bedtime, unwind

Ninjas Need Sleep, too!

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 18, 2019 7:15:00 AM

American Ninja Warrior just awarded its second-ever million-dollar prize — to Drew Drechsel!

The newly crowned season 11 champion is only the third contestant to ever conquer the entirety of Mount Midoriyama in under 30 seconds, making it through Stage 4 in less than 28 seconds, as his competitor Daniel Gil — despite making it to the top of the 75-foot rope climb, didn’t beat the clock.

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Topics: Sleep, exercise, science, athelic performance

Could the Egyptian Sleep Method Improve Your Zzzzz?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Forget walking like an Egyptian. For a more restful night, try sleeping like one instead.

The so-called Egyptian method is a nighttime technique that involves stretching out between damp, cool sheets in an effort to lower the body’s temperature and provide a cool, relaxing environment.

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Topics: Sleep, sleep myths

The Effect Menopause Can Have On Your Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

September is Menopause Awareness Month. On average, women enter menopause around 51 years old. During the transition a women can encounter a multitude of different symptoms such as hot flashes, headaches, fatigue, or even mood swings. These effects don’t bother women only during the day – they can be equally challenging in the evening and negatively affect the quality of sleep you are getting.

Menopause is a time of major hormonal, physical and psychological change for women although menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman. During the peri-menopause or transition phase, a woman's ovaries gradually (over several years) decrease production of estrogen and progesterone. If a woman has her ovaries surgically removed, periods end abruptly and menopausal symptoms become more severe.

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Topics: Sleep

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