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The Association Between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 20, 2019 9:20:00 AM

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) link, this year's focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

As people age, they are more prone to developing conditions as their organs and senses mature. Diabetes and sleep apnea are two disturbing conditions that everyone needs to be aware of, especially since the two, along with heart disease, are are linked.

Research reveals that aproximately 48% of individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have displayed symptoms of sleep apnea, while 86% of obese people with type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with sleep apnea.

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Topics: sleep apnea, diabetes

America's Truck Driver Sleep Epidemic

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 19, 2019 11:42:00 AM

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT & PF) is recognizing National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

According to the American Trucking Association, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a week in which the trucking industry joins together to thank the 3.5 million professional truck drivers that are the heart of the nation’s economy.

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Topics: sleep apnea, drivers, driving, safety

5 Facts You Need to Know about Snoring

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Millions of Americans snore in their sleep, and although snoring can be a nuisance to the perpetrator or anyone else in earshot, it’s often a benign behavior. Sometimes though, snoring can signal more serious health problems. If you or your partner snore, read on to learn more about this widespread habit and what it could mean.

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Topics: sleep apnea, Snoring, partner

Most Popular Sleep Apnea Movies and TV Shows

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 24, 2019 9:34:00 AM

Although the TV show "Friends" was on 25 years ago, my family and I still love watching it on Netflix.  The other night, Season 4's episode 20 came on with the intro scene being all about Joey snoring and keeping Chandler up at night.  In case you are wondering, Joey goes to have a sleep study done and hilarity ensues

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Topics: sleep apnea, tv, movies

Wildfires and CPAP - Get FREE Filters @ Alaska Sleep Clinic!

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 20, 2019 12:32:03 PM

The Alaskan Summer of 2019 will go down in the books certainly as a record hot one.  It will also be remembered as one peppered with constant, long-lasting wildfires producing so much smoke it blocked out our beautiful scenery and made it difficult for many Alaskans to breath outside.

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Topics: sleep apnea, cpap accessories, breathing, smoke, wildfires

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