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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Fall Asleep as Fast as Possible

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 23, 2020 12:14:00 PM

Good sleep is incredibly important.

It helps you feel good and makes your body and brain function properly.

Some people have no problem falling asleep. However, many others have severe difficulty falling and staying asleep through the night.

Poor sleep can have negative effects on many parts of your body and brain, including learning, memory, mood, emotions and various biological functions. 

Here are 10 simple ways to fall asleep as fast as possible.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, Sleep Tips, poor sleep

New Year's Goal: Good Sleep Habits

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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

Why am I So Tired All The Time?

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

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