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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

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

Back-to-School Sleep Tips for Parents, Children, and Teens

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 31, 2019 11:50:00 AM

A new school year kicks off in 21 days!  Where did this hot Alaska summer go?  We all know what this means...our kids' lazy, relaxed days of summer are about to be replaced with packed schedules full of class time, homework, and after school activities. More than likely your children have been staying up late and sleeping in through much of their summer-break, and getting them back into a healthy sleep routine may be challenging to say the least.

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Topics: school, children, Sleep Tips, sleep and children, teens

8 Common Sleep Myths

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 16, 2019 1:25:00 PM

Even in the modern age with all of the information we could possibly desire available at our finger tips, myths and falsehoods about all subjects still abound. And while we can't help clear the air about myths still circulating in other fields of interest, we can help set the record straight about common sleep myths.

From what happens during sleep and why tired teens are mislabeled as lazy, to how alcohol and television really impact your sleep, we have compiled a list of the most common fallacies about sleep, and the truths you should know.

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Topics: Sleep Tips

Food for Sleep: The Best and Worst Foods for Getting Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jun 24, 2019 1:33:00 PM

There are many tips and tricks that you can implement to help you get to sleep every night. Many of them come in the form of practicing good sleep hygiene, which are basic habits that one can apply to their nightly routines that promote getting great sleep at night. One of the most underrated sleep hygiene practices that really goes far in improving quality sleep is making the right dietary choices.

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Topics: Sleep Tips

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