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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Simple Sleep Breathing Exercises to Help You Relax

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 27, 2019 5:41:00 PM

Sometimes falling asleep is difficult. It’s hard to unwind from a long day of work, chores, kids, and other responsibilities. We lie in bed awake thinking of what we have to do tomorrow, toss and turn in our beds trying to get comfortable, and when we do finally manage to fall asleep, we have stress dreams about the next day’s activities and responsibilities. It’s a dangerous, exhausting cycle that pushes many to invest in sleep masks, earplugs, and over the counter medicine to help us fall asleep, all of which lose their effectiveness over time

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Topics: Sleep, Snoring, tired, treatment, exercises, breathing, techniques

Video: 5 Signs Chronic Snoring May be Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 23, 2019 6:23:00 PM

The Alaska Sleep Clinic's Educational Web Series shows you 5 reasons why your chronic snoring may be more than just a noisy nuisance.

If your snoring is loud, regular, and occuring on a nightly basis, it is possible that it may be linked to a more serious problem such as obstructive sleep apnea. If you believe that you or your bedpartner's snoring may be a cause for concern, watch the video below for more information.

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, Snoring

How to Stop Snoring ASAP: Remedies and Options

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 18, 2019 3:15:00 PM

By now you've probably realized that your snoring may be a cause for concern. Perhaps you feel that it has gotten out of control and is interfering with you getting a full night's rest. Or perhaps your bed partner is fed up with losing sleep every night as a result of your nocturnal tuba impersonations.

For whatever reason, you've decided to search for solutions, and we here at The Alaska Sleep Clinic are more than happy to provide you with all the answers you could possibly need.

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Topics: Snoring

How to Tell if Your Child's Snoring is Normal or a Sleep Disorder

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Children are our most precious resources, and their health and comfort are a top priority for any parent. It comes as no surprise that you may have questions about your child's snoring and sleep habits. Is their snoring normal? Is it harmful? At what point does it become a cause for concern? At The Alaska Sleep Clinic we get asked these kinds of questions all the time, so we compiled a list of the most common causes of snoring, symptoms of potential sleep disorders, and treatment options for your children.
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Topics: children, Snoring, OSA in children

Central Sleep Apnea: A Simple Explanation

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jul 31, 2018 6:09:00 PM

In sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea is the most common condition that’s seen, but a significant number of people with obstructive sleep apnea will also have central sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea is thought to be a condition that’s associated with a number of different neurologic problems, as well as heart or kidney failure. During the night, people with central sleep apnea stop breathing when signals in the brain that tells the body to breathe don’t work properly. No effort is even made to inhale. In contrast, with obstructive sleep apnea, an effort is made to breathe in, but because of collapse in the upper airways, air can’t get into the lungs.

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Topics: Snoring, losing sleep, CSA

Dangers of Snoring

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 24, 2018 2:24:00 PM

Snoring is a condition that affects approximately 90 million Americans. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, one-third to half of those that snore could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is a serious sleep disorder that needs to be treated.

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Topics: sleep apnea, sleep assessment, Snoring

5 Causes of Frequent Snoring

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 23, 2018 3:55:00 PM

The Alaska Sleep Clinic's Educational Web Series lists the 5 most common causes of frequent snoring. Here you'll learn some of the potential causes of your snoring as well as easy remedies to solve your snoring problems. However, while most snoring is relatively harmless, snoring that is loud, chronic, and disruptive to your sleep (or your bedpartner's sleep) may be a cause for concern. Watch the video below to find out why you may be snoring.

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Topics: Snoring, tired

Which Sleep Position is Best?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 22, 2018 5:41:00 PM

Most likely you have a favorite sleep position. For most of us, this is the first position in which we lay after getting into bed.  It’s usually our most comfortable position, and most likely the position you’ve been sleeping in for years.

Have you ever thought that your favorite sleeping position may be affecting your sleep? And if so, are there better positions to enhance your sleep?

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Topics: Sleep, Sleep Tips, Snoring, sleep problems, positions

How Snoring Can Wreak Havoc On A Marriage...

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

I am by no means a marriage therapist. However, I hear couples complain all the time. They come in for a sleep assessment, and within seconds the husband makes a comment such as, “My wife made me come.” Snoring is more common in men than women, but the reverse is also common.

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Topics: Snoring, Spouse

Who is involved in a sleep study? Doctors, Specialists, & Technicians

Posted by Laci Michaud on Nov 2, 2015 6:26:25 PM

Here’s the scenario: You live with and sleep next to a chronic snorer. They are a loud “bed partner“who unbeknownst to them are causing you sleepless nights too!  

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Topics: trouble sleeping, sleep study, Snoring, tired

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