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Alaska Sleep Education Center

What is Insufficient Sleep Syndrome? Definition, Symptoms, Treatment

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 16, 2019 1:39:00 PM

There are more than 70 recognized sleep disorders that can plague people's nightly slumber. Many of these sleep disorders are caused by physiological problems, neurological disorders, medical problems, psychiatric troubles, environmental factors, and even disruptions to one's biological clock.

Unlike these other disorders, Insufficient sleep syndrome (commonly referred to as sleep restriction, sleep deprivation, and inadequate sleep) is a behavioral induced sleep disorder in which the sufferer simply fails to make adequate time for sufficient sleep.

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Topics: sleep disorders

What is Sleep Paralysis? A Detailed Synopsis of the Sleep Disorder

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 6, 2019 4:15:00 PM

You wake startled in the middle of the night, terrified from whatever nightmare you were just experiencing. You try to sit up, but discover that you can't move your body. You try turning your head in your wife's direction, hoping to get her attention, but quickly realize that not only can you not move any part of your body, but you can't even speak. Not so much as a whispered plea to your wife, a desperate entreaty to get her attention so that she can rouse you from this terrifying state.

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Topics: sleep disorders, sleep problems

Sleep Management for Shift Workers: Avoiding Sleep Troubles

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Mar 30, 2019 7:02:00 PM

 

We are living in a 24/7 global society in which many businesses, industries, and services around the world operate non-stop, which is great for production, customer satisfaction, and even safety.

We can hop on a jet at 1:00 a.m. to fly halfway around the world, we can visit a hospital at 1:30 a.m. to seek treatment for a bad case of the flu, we can head down to a convenient store at 2:00 a.m. to pick up a box of diapers, we can call tech support at 2:30 a.m. when our internet stops working, we can even hit the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant to get a late night snack at midnight.

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Topics: sleep disorders, treatment

5 Most Common Sleep Disorders and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Emma Williams on Feb 26, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Sleep plays a vital role in both your physical and mental health, from healing and repairing your heart and blood vessels, to building up your immune system to fend off disease. In other words, we absolutely need good sleep to stay healthy.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep disorders, restless leg syndrome, cognitive sleep issues

Study Reveals Military Spouse Sleep Disorders Are Common

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 11, 2018 11:52:00 AM


According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, active duty military personnel have a high prevalence of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and short sleep duration. Results also show that these sleep disorders lead to medical issues, such as depression, anxiety, and more.  With sleep research growing for active duty military personnel, many are getting the help they need through professional sleep clinics.

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Topics: Sleep, insomnia, sleep disorders, apnea, Family, Spouse, Military

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