Alaska Sleep Education Center

What Happens When You Get Too Little Sleep

Posted by Paisley Hansen on Jul 2, 2021 4:01:00 AM



If you've ever spent a restless night flipping around in bed, you already know how weary, grumpy, and out of sorts you'll feel the next day. However, not getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night does more than make you sluggish and irritable. Sleep deprivation has long-term consequences. It depletes your mental capacities and jeopardizes your physical health. Sleep deprivation has been related to a variety of health issues, ranging from weight gain to a compromised immune system. Continue reading to learn more about the causes of sleep deprivation and how it affects various body processes and systems.

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Topics: sleep deprivation, sleep habits, sleep loss

Waking Up Sore? Here Are 4 Possible Reasons Why

Posted by Mikkie Mills on May 13, 2021 1:42:00 AM

In a perfect world, you'd wake up each morning feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead. However, the world isn't perfect and waking up feeling amazing doesn't always happen. How often have you experienced mornings where your body doesn't feel right, or where you've noticed new-to-you aches and pains? 

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Topics: pain, backpain, sleep loss

10 Reasons Sleep Improves Brain Power

Posted by Linda Gimmeson on Apr 14, 2021 2:52:00 AM

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Topics: brain, sleep loss

The Connection Between Sleep and Depression

Posted by Luna Here Kitt on Jan 5, 2021 3:45:00 AM

There are many signs of depression, and different patterns in sleep can be one of them. However, analyzing sleep patterns as a sign of depression can be a bit confusing since symptoms are different from case to case. Still, most people who experience depression also have problems with sleep. Here's what to know about the link between sleep and depression: 

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Topics: insomnia, depression, sleep loss

Battling Sleep Deficits During Stressful Times

Posted by Beau Peters on Nov 26, 2020 2:10:00 AM

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Topics: sleep hygiene, anxiety, sleep loss, managing stress

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