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5 Best Sleeping Positions for Low Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Brent Wells, AK Chiropractor on Jul 10, 2019 7:08:00 AM

There’s no wrong way to sleep. However, if you’re suffering from lower back pain, there are a few steps you can take to make your sleeping position a little more comfortable. Today we’ll look at five sleeping positions that are good for lower back pain, so that you can get better sleep and wake up pain-free.

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Topics: Sleep, positions, backpain

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep on a Business Trip: Part 2

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 26, 2019 10:17:00 AM


Flights. Jet lag.  Hotel rooms. Meetings. Conferences. Drinks.

Business travel can be tough for a lot of reasons including not getting a good night’s sleep, but you need your sleep so your performance and work isn’t affected.

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Topics: Sleep, travel

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep on a Business Trip: Part 1

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Jun 25, 2019 9:22:00 AM


Flights. Jet lag. Hotel rooms. Meetings. Conferences. Drinks.

Business travel can be tough for a lot of reasons including not getting a good night’s sleep- but you need your sleep so your performance and work isn’t affected.

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Topics: Sleep, travel

Infant Bedtime Tips

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 23, 2019 2:20:00 PM

Infant Bedtime Tips

If you’ve just brought a newborn home, you’re probably preoccupied with sleep – both the baby’s and yours. Establishing a sleep routine with your infant is a good way to instill good sleep habits. Here are a few suggestions for bedtime with your baby.

  • Take note of your baby’s sleep trends. You don’t need to start a routine immediately; first, get to know your infant’s tendencies. Once you figure out when your infant sleeps for the longest chunk, begin a bedtime routine about 45 minutes before that.
  • Establish a routine. Whether it’s saying goodnight to everyone and everything, singing a song, or taking a bath, incorporate 1-4 activites that can help your baby wind down and cues them that it’s time to relax.
  • Cut back on caffeine. For you breastfeeding mom, consider going decaf while you’re breastfeeding; your baby will get a caffeine jolt otherwise.

Remember, a baby who sleeps through the night is a wonderful thing, but a baby who has a tough time sleeping is not a reflection of your parenting! Go easy on yourself, and if you have any questions about your or your baby’s sleep don’t hesitate to call us.

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Topics: Sleep, Infant, children

The Links Between Depression And A Poor Night’s Sleep

Posted by Katrina Hackett on Jun 11, 2019 10:48:17 AM

Depression is a debilitating illness no matter what way you look at it, but from a perspective of sleep, it also has a number of detrimental effects. In fact, sleeping issues may actually stem from an undiagnosed bout of depression, so closely linked can the symptoms be.

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Topics: Sleep, sleep deprivation, depression

Mattress Mayhem: Purchasing the Bed of Your Dreams

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jun 6, 2019 7:03:00 AM

Toss and Turn to a New Mattress

When you are tossing and turning at night, what pops into your mind as the reason? A lot of times, we are riddled with to-do lists when we put our head to the pillow. Some may have a partner who snores keeping you up at all hours. Others may struggle with kids climbing into bed after a nightmare.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, Sleep, relax, environment, get better sleep, sleeping

Beauty Sleep and Your Eyes

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


Next time your eye-to-eye with a co-worker you may not want to get too close if you didn't get a full 8 hours. Dark circles and puffy eyes are a sure sign that you missed that all too important night of beauty sleep.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, Sleep

Simple Sleep Breathing Exercises to Help You Relax

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 27, 2019 1:41:00 PM

Sometimes falling asleep is difficult. It’s hard to unwind from a long day of work, chores, kids, and other responsibilities. We lie in bed awake thinking of what we have to do tomorrow, toss and turn in our beds trying to get comfortable, and when we do finally manage to fall asleep, we have stress dreams about the next day’s activities and responsibilities. It’s a dangerous, exhausting cycle that pushes many to invest in sleep masks, earplugs, and over the counter medicine to help us fall asleep, all of which lose their effectiveness over time

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Topics: Sleep, Snoring, tired, treatment, exercises, breathing, techniques

New Year's Goal: Good Sleep Habits

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 6, 2019 8:12:00 AM

It’s that time of year again … the time when we make a promise to ourselves that we’ll finally hit the gym, lose weight, or spend more time with friends and family.

Perhaps I’m biased, but it is always surprising to me that “improving sleep” does not show up on more New Year’s resolution lists. Sleep, along with exercise and diet, are part of the three “pillars of health.”

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Topics: Sleep, Sleep Tips, routine, new year's resolution, sleep habits

How To Travel With CPAP? 3 tips on how to travel with sleep apnea

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 20, 2018 2:00:00 PM

 

TRAVELING WITH SLEEP APNEA

With the annual Spring Break vacations right around the corner, the staff at the Alaska Sleep Clinic sees an influx of patients coming in asking questions such as “how do I travel when I have sleep apnea?”

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Topics: Sleep, apnea, CPAP, travel

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