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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Seasonal Change May Trigger Sleep Problems

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The leaves are turning yellow, the sun is setting earlier and Autumn is right around the corner.

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Topics: sleep habits, fall, weather

Bed Time Eye Care Tips for Contact Lens Users

Posted by Lydia Lee on Aug 21, 2019 9:02:00 AM

There are many things that you should do in taking care of your contact lenses. You need to remember the specific handling procedures that you need to do with them, especially at night. Also, keep in mind that there are specifications for its storage. To refresh your memory, let me share with you some tips that can ensure the proper use of contact lenses.

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Topics: sleep habits, eyes

Family Sleeping: Surviving All the Individual Sleep Needs

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Aug 9, 2019 8:43:37 AM

The hardest part about being a family is that everyone is their own unique person. It is exactly how we were designed, but it doesn’t mean it is easy when everyone's at different life stages affecting their sleep cycles.

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Topics: teens, Family, sleep habits, babies, toddlers

Sleeping Outside in the Summertime

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Aug 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In the summer months, getting outdoors is a must. Hiking, camping, fishing, walking, swimming, and gardening are a few of the opportunities the longer summer days afford.

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Topics: Sleep, Family, sleep habits, summer, camping

Sleep Apnea and Youth Sports Injuries

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 1, 2019 12:18:00 PM

Whether you have an Alaskan high school, JV or even Pop Warner athlete in your home, the Fall Sports Season is now officially underway here in The Last Frontier state.  That means a lot of prep work for parents and players, including getting all the gear, setting schedules and eating nutritional meals to get the energy they need for practice and games.  

Don't leave out one of the most important factors to any athlete's life...sleep!

The modern elite athlete knows that physical conditioning and good nutrition are critical in reaching peak athletic performance; however, sleep, while often overlooked, plays an equally important role. In recent years, it’s become clear that the quality and quantity of sleep obtained by elite athletes can be the edge between winning and losing on game-day.

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Topics: sleep habits, sports, injuries

How the Summer Solstice Can Score You Better Sleep Year-Round

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 21, 2019 7:13:00 AM

For thousands of years, the longest day of the year has been celebrated by people around the world as the summer solstice or Midsummer. This year, the sunny cause for revelry falls on June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, and is recognized as the unofficial start to our hottest season, even though outdoor temperature gauges around the country have been telling us the heat is already well under way.

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Topics: circadian rhythm, sleep habits, summer

Sleeping Surfaces

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Apr 26, 2019 7:00:00 PM

Depending on your background and culture, bedrooms are equipped with differing items for a healthy night sleep. In modern society, the use of a mattress, box springs, and traditional bed frame are commonplace.

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Topics: sleep habits, bedroom, mattresses

Bad Sleeping Habits, a.k.a "Sleep Hygiene"

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Feb 12, 2019 12:15:00 PM

When sleepless nights stack up for days, anxiety may take over your thoughts when lying down. Your mattress, pillow, or comforter could even be the culprit.

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Topics: sleep habits, sleep hygiene

Parasomnia Events: The Rarely-Talked About Sleep Disorders

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 14, 2019 12:05:00 PM

It is the other sleeping disorders people are either too embarrassed or too confused to talk about with others. But they have become problems that plague many Americans each day creating an unhealthy environment in the bedroom when trying to sleep the recommended 7 to 9 hours every night.

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Topics: parasomnia, sleep habits, sleep walking, cognitive sleep issues, hallucenations

The New Trend of Binge-Sleeping

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 10, 2019 4:20:00 PM

We have all experienced Netflix asking, “Are you Still Watching?” It pops up more frequently for some while watching a show in constant succession. Binge-watching shows is the new trend in television. Instead of waiting 8 months and watching commercials, you can binge-watch an entire season overnight.

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Topics: sleep habits, sleep hygiene

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