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Alaska Sleep Education Center

My Child Snores, is this Normal?

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Oct 7, 2013 9:18:00 AM

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 10:00:00 AM

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 11:52:00 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: insomnia, teens

Sleep Tips for Teens

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Jul 12, 2013 10:07:00 AM

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Topics: Sleep, school, teens

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