Alaska Sleep Education Center

Dangers of Snoring

Posted by Rich Crane on Dec 21, 2016 10:56:28 AM

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

Which Sleep Position is Best?

Posted by Rich Crane on Sep 7, 2016 5:00:00 AM

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

Simple Sleep Breathing Exercises to Help You Relax

Posted by Rich Crane on Jun 27, 2016 6:09:03 PM


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

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

5 Causes of Frequent Snoring

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Sep 30, 2014 7:59:00 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

Video: 5 Signs Chronic Snoring May be Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Sep 29, 2014 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

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Prevalence, Causes, and Symptoms

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Jul 14, 2014 1:41:00 PM


Do you find yourself waking often in the middle of the night gasping for breath? Are you chronically tired during the day and often fight to stay awake? Or has your partner told you that you snore loudly every night and often stop breathing in your sleep? At The Alaska Sleep Clinic we receive questions like these all the time. And like our patients, if you've answered yes to any of these questions, you could possibly be suffering from a medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA).

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Topics: sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP, Snoring

How to Stop Snoring ASAP: Natural Remedies and Medical Options

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Jul 11, 2014 1:06:00 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 Kevin Phillips on Jul 10, 2014 2:50:00 PM

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

Is Snoring Bad for Your Health? Causes and Health Risks of Snoring

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Jul 9, 2014 12:35:00 PM

Our primary concern here at The Alaska Sleep Clinic is to help you, and your bed partner, get that much needed rest throughout the night. That's why we feel compelled to tell you about some of the potential health risks associated with frequent snoring.

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, Snoring

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