Alaska Sleep Education Center

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

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 17, 2018 1:22:00 PM

A new school year kicks off Monday morning and that means your child's 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

Sleep and Your Teen

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 27, 2018 6:43:00 AM

It’s well known that some kind of switch seems to get thrown when our precious little ones become teens. Their sleeping patterns or lack there of become things of legend. The vampiric like late hours and the spaced out zombie behavior first thing in the morning is enough to drive any parent up the walls.

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Topics: school, sleep and children, teens, moms

Getting Your Kids Out of Bed

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 25, 2018 5:41:00 AM

Let’s face it. Getting your kids out of bed in the morning can be difficult. While the sleep experts at the Alaska Sleep Clinic can’t come wake your kids up in the morning, we can give you a few tips that will help your kids sleep better and be well rested and happier in the morning.

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Topics: Sleep, teens, kids

Teens, sleep, and depression: The Link Parents Should Know

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Constant moodiness, sleeping in late, copping an attitude, and even being depressed are all seen as typical teenage behavior. But what if your teen just being a teen is really your teen reacting to the effects of sleep deprivation.

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Topics: Pediatrics, teens, behavioral psychology, depression, suicide, sleep habits, losing sleep

Are High School Start Times Bad for Your Teen's Sleep?

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Aug 18, 2014 3:38:00 PM

As a parent of a teenager, you've probably found yourself thinking "teenagers are just plain lazy!" They stay up much later that everyone in the household and are the hardest to wake in the morning. You may even have gotten a concerned phone call from one of their teachers saying they have trouble staying awake in their classes. And on weekends, if they don't have morning jobs or activities, they often sleep in until around 10 a.m. or later. So what is the deal with these teenagers? Are they really just lazy, or is there something more going on here? Alaska Sleep Clinic wants to address these questions and shed some light on whats really going on and what can/should be done for our teens.

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Topics: teens

What Is Considered Normal with Teens and Sleep

Posted by Jack Johnson on Nov 25, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Does your teenage son stay up late every night, night after night? Blame it on wild animals.

One theory on why teenagers are wired to stay awake later is that in another time, they were charged with protecting the village or camp at night from any dangerous creatures that might invade. A teen on guard might be more alert for that bear than his adult counterparts would be.

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Topics: teens

My Child Snores, is this Normal?

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Oct 7, 2013 1:18:00 PM

About 10-12 percent of children snore regularly. Snoring is caused when the airflow through the mouth and nose is physically blocked in some way. The volume of the snoring is affected by how much air is passing through and how fast the throat tissue is vibrating.

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Topics: Pediatrics, teens

Later Start Time for Teens

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Sep 4, 2013 2:00:00 PM

The average high schooler wakes up about 5:45 a.m. in order to make it to school on time, which turns most students into bobble heads on any given day trying to keep their eyes open. Teenagers need more sleep and they aren’t getting it.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, tired, teens

Night Owl Teens. Does your Teen Struggle with Sleep?

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Aug 10, 2013 3:52:00 PM

It’s well known that some kind of switch seems to get thrown when our precious little ones become teens. Their sleeping patterns or lack there of become things of legend. The vampiric like late hours and the spaced out zombie behavior first thing in the morning is enough to drive any parent up the walls.

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Topics: insomnia, teens

Sleep Tips for Teens

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Jul 12, 2013 2:07:00 PM

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Topics: Sleep, school, teens

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