Alaska Sleep Education Center

Stop Snoring and Sleep Better at Night

Posted by Juan Koss, M.D. on Oct 14, 2019 10:40:00 AM

A snore is called noisy breathing during sleep, but it can also be the beginning of something life-threatening. People who snore are at risk of developing chronic sleep disorders and over the long term, serious health problems. To stop snoring, It is important to know what causes snoring and what can be done to address an individual problem.

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Topics: Snoring, treatment, sleep disordered breathing

Use Nostrils to Sleep Better Today!

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 3, 2019 12:02:00 PM

At Alaska Sleep Clinic, we are constantly searching for the latest in education and treatment for sleep disorders.  One American doctor we consistently look to for theories and medical advances in sleep is Dr. Steven Park. 

Dr. Park is an author and surgeon who helps people who are always sick or tired to once again reclaim their health and energy. His passion is to identify and empower people to overcome sleep-related breathing problems, which most people don’t realize is the real reason for many of their common medical ailments.

The following is an article Dr. Park  recently published on his website, https://doctorstevenpark.com/

A consequence of being a sleep doctor is that I constantly get bombarded with questions about sleep by complete strangers at parties, gatherings, and especially on airplanes. It seems that almost everyone I meet has or knows someone that can’t sleep. They’ve tried all the typical methods and hacks recommend by friends or found online, with minimal to no success. At this point, I use NOSTRILS as a reminder of the 8 important steps to help those of you that are struggling to fall or stay asleep.

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Topics: breathing, sleep disordered breathing

Sleep Disorders: Symptoms and Causes

Posted by Sally Norton on Feb 20, 2019 11:15:00 AM

A good night`s sleep is what we all need if we are to be productive and energetic throughout the day. Sleeping is our body`s way to regenerate and recharge and to give us the fuel we need for surviving the day ahead of us.

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Topics: insomnia, Narcolepsy, sleep disordered breathing

5 Reasons Why Your Nose is Stuffy

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 10, 2018 7:52:00 AM

A lthough many people assume that big nosed people naturally breathe better, there’s nothing further from the truth.  The shape and size of your nose is mostly cosmetic. How well you breathe actually depends on what your internal breathing passageways look like. And for many sleep apnea sufferers, a stuffy nose can make or break their treatment therapy.

Yet, opening up the nose through medical therapy or even surgery has been found to “cure” sleep apnea in only 10% of people. Patients will definitely feel and breathe better, but it’s unlikely that their sleep apnea is addressed definitively. However, I have seen many of the people in the “10%” group derive significant benefits from clearing up their nasal congestion. Besides breathing better for the first time in years, opening up the nose can allow the person to tolerate and benefit from other treatment options for OSA besides CPAP.

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Topics: sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, allergies

Is it Allergies or Sleep Apnea? How to Know and What to Do

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on May 8, 2018 2:37:00 AM

It’s that time of the year again. Warmer weather and sunny skies beckon all to enjoy the outdoors, from picnics to hikes to even walks around the block just to enjoy this perfect season. Trees are blooming, flowers are popping back up from the ground, birds are chirping – and pollen is running amuck on your sinuses.

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Topics: sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, allergies, summer

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