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Alaska Sleep Education Center

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

New Year's Goal: Good Sleep Habits

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 6, 2019 8:12:00 AM

It’s that time of year again … the time when we make a promise to ourselves that we’ll finally hit the gym, lose weight, or spend more time with friends and family.

Perhaps I’m biased, but it is always surprising to me that “improving sleep” does not show up on more New Year’s resolution lists. Sleep, along with exercise and diet, are part of the three “pillars of health.”

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Topics: Sleep, Sleep Tips, routine, new year's resolution, sleep habits

Seven Ways You Can Get Enough Sleep In College

Posted by Grace Carter on Nov 18, 2018 5:00:00 PM

College is a time filled with fun, study and friends but to stay on top of all your social commitments and study sessions, you’re going to need to make sure you get at least a little sleep. It can be a challenging to make sleep a priority but it is necessary.

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Topics: sleep habits, college

Stress, Insomnia and How They are Related

Posted by Sally Norton on Nov 2, 2018 8:50:00 AM

Insomnia is one of the worst stress-induced conditions you can experience. Not being able to sleep after a hard-days-work can cause a plethora of issues. Is your job, family, or relationship related stuff causing you such stress that it affects your sleep?  Although insomnia is not caused only by stress, it is most often the main cause.

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Topics: insomnia, sleep habits, sleep hygiene

The Right Way to Sleep Train Your Baby

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Oct 1, 2018 10:37:00 AM

When it comes to sleep behavior, having to train your baby doesn’t usually come to mind. But for little ones who are just learning their new world, teaching them how to sleep independently builds life-long habits that both baby and parent will enjoy.

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Topics: sleep habits, sleep hygiene, baby, mothers

Let Sleeping Myths Lie

Posted by Jonathan Warren, from www.Time4Sleep.com on Sep 29, 2018 7:28:00 PM

What’s the best way to get a good night’s sleep? How long should we sleep for? And what’s the best way to prepare for it? With so much conflicting information, technology and advice available on how to get the best night of rest, it’s often hard to know what to believe, and whose advice to follow. Below you’ll find some of the most common preconceptions around sleep debunked.

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Topics: sleep habits, sleep hygiene, myths

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