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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Seasonal Allergies and Sleep: Avoid Losing Sleep During Allergy Season

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 9, 2019 11:01:00 AM

With Memorial Weekend right around the corner, it's impossible to deny that summer is officially here. The sun is shinning longer and brighter during the day, the birds are singing sweetly, and the flowers and trees are in full bloom.

And while there's no denying the absolute beauty of a warm early-summer afternoon, nearly 1/3 of Americans associate this period as a time to dread: allergy season.

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Topics: Sleep Tips, sleep problems

5 Ways CBD Oil Will Help You Get a Good Night's Sleep

Posted by Guest Author: William Horton on Jun 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One in three American adults is not getting enough sleep. In fact, 70 million of us will struggle to get to sleep tonight due to restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, or Insomnia.

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Topics: sleep problems, therapies, oil

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

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation: How Losing Sleep Impacts Your Health

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We all crave a full night's sleep and recognize it's amazing benefits to our body and mind. Unfortunately for many people, the need for a good night's sleep often gets left unsatisfied. Whether it's due to work, school, or activities demands; gets sacrificed for social, personal, or entertainment reasons; or is a side effect of a medical condition or sleep disorder, a staggering number of people are still getting less sleep than their body and mind need to function adequately.

If good rest is necessary to function sufficiently during the day, but a large percentage of people aren't getting enough sleep, then what happens when sleep gets deprived for too long? What are the adverse effects of sleep deprivation?

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Topics: tired, sleep problems

POSA: What It Is and How to Manage It

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 1, 2018 11:45:00 AM

Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Topics: sleep problems, positions, posa

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