Alaska Sleep Education Center

Sleep Deprivation: Increasing Cravings and Making You Hungry

Posted by Ellie Porter on Apr 24, 2018 6:08:00 AM

  Adequate sleep is part of many healthy eating plans for a good reason. With less than seven hours of sleep, the body changes the way it releases appetite-controlling hormones. Though it might be tempting to stay up late to watch an extra episode of your favorite TV drama, you’ll be affecting more than just your energy level the next day. Committing to a healthy lifestyle requires making adequate sleep a priority, and the best way to do that is through developing healthy sleep hygiene - the habits, and behaviors that affect your sleep quantity and quality.

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Topics: sleep deprivation, over eating

Sleeping for Two: Pregnancy Sleeping Tips

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Feb 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 We all know the old adage eating for two. But what about sleeping for two? As baby grows, Mommy grows. And sleep is a luxury Mommy cannot afford to take for granted during those short 40 weeks. But with sciatic pain and baby kicks can make for long, restless nights.

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Topics: sleep deprivation, pregnancy, sleeping

What Your Body Does When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Posted by Rich Crane on Nov 17, 2016 2:17:15 PM

 

It’s no secret we’re sleeping less.  Our fast-paced lives demand more time, and often that comes at the expense of our sleep.  It also should be no surprise that there is a strong correlation between the amount, and more importantly, the quality of sleep we get, and the effect it has on our bodies. 

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Topics: Sleep, sleep disorders, apnea, treatment, health, stress, sleep deprivation

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