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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Why am I So Tired All The Time, Even After A Full Night's Sleep?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 30, 2019 4:59:00 AM

Do you often go through the day feeling sleepy, sluggish, and lethargic, even after a full night's rest? While it's common to occasionally feel dead tired during the day, persistent symptoms of daytime drowsiness could be linked to your sleep and health habits.

There are a couple of possible reasons why you may be experiencing daytime drowsiness, and we want to help you better understand what you can do to start feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed everyday.

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Topics: Sleep Tips, tired

Effective Bedtime Routines to Enhance Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 27, 2019 1:22:00 PM

Most of us have a routine we follow. We get up at the same time, go through the same steps to get ready for the day, and even have the same thing for breakfast. There are many reasons we follow routines. We may do it out of habit, or do it because it’s comfortable, or maybe it’s the most effective and efficient way to go about our days. Our habits and routines can even make us more successful according to an article recently published in the Harvard Business Review.

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Topics: Sleep, Sleep Tips, electronics, relax, routine, technology, bedtime, unwind

9 Tips for Maximizing Your Sleep Environment

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Sep 11, 2019 8:12:43 AM

Thanks to growing advocacy and the abundance of available information on sleep medicine there is a growing awareness into the importance of getting quality sleep every night. More people are beginning to realize the benefits of practicing sleep hygiene, and how it can positively impact their daily lives.

Many people are choosing to make sleep a priority and realizing they can accomplish it by keeping a bedtime routine, exercising regularly, eating sleep-friendly foods, and relaxing before bedtime.

However, there is one aspect of sleep hygiene that still needs more attention. One that should be at the forefront of the pursuit for better sleep––the sleep environment.

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Topics: Sleep Tips

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

6 scientific ways to fall asleep easier

Posted by Alex Briggs on Aug 11, 2019 10:03:00 PM

Sleeping isn’t always the easiest thing to do. The Center of Disease Control estimates that 35% of Americans do not get enough sleep on a nightly basis, either through lifestyle habits, insomnia, or another sleep disorder. Even worse, a chronic lack of sleep raises a person’s risks for a myriad of health complications.

Falling asleep effectively might require a lifestyle change, but there are science-backed steps you can take to fall asleep quicker and easier. Even better – you won’t even have to take pills to do it.

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Topics: Sleep, insomnia, Sleep Tips, electronics

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