Alaska Sleep Education Center

Narcolepsy: Definition, Symptoms, & Treatment

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 14, 2020 10:01:00 AM

Most of us go through our daily lives within one of two states of consciousness: sleep and wakefulness, with little overlap between the two. We may periodically become tired or rundown during the day, and need a little nap to refresh us. We may even doze off occasionally during a boring lecture or a dull movie. But for the most part, when we're awake, we're awake, and when we're asleep, we're asleep.

Now try to imagine what it would be like to live with a condition in which you rarely ever felt fully awake and hardly ever felt fully asleep; existing in a perpetual state where your life always feels caught in between the two, and without a moments notice may suddenly slip from one to the other. For sufferers of the sleep disorder narcolepsy, this is daily life.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep disorders, Narcolepsy, tired

VIDEO: 6 Better Sleep Practice Tips

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The Alaska Sleep Clinic's Educational Web Series gives you 6 tips on getting better sleep everynight.

If you often go through the day feeling tired, lethargic, or just plain lazy, chances are that you're not getting enough quality sleep every night. Here we give you 6 easy sleep tips to help you get that much needed rest so that you feel energized and envigorated all day, every day.

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Topics: Sleep Tips, tired

Alaskan Winters

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Many Alaskan residents are used to being asked the question, “Is it really 24 hours of darkness in the winter?” The short answer is yes, but only in some parts. It can definitely be a challenge to get used to the vast differences in daylight during summer and winter months.

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Celebrities with Sleep Disorders

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 12, 2019 9:55:00 AM


70 million + Americans suffer from sleep deprivation.  Celebrities are not immune. Below is a list of celebrities and sleep disorders in which they have admitted to suffering from. 

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Topics: tired

Why am I So Tired All The Time?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 30, 2019 4:59:00 AM

Do you often go through the day feeling sleepy, sluggish, and lethargic, even after a full night's rest? While it's common to occasionally feel dead tired during the day, persistent symptoms of daytime drowsiness could be linked to your sleep and health habits.

There are a couple of possible reasons why you may be experiencing daytime drowsiness, and we want to help you better understand what you can do to start feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed everyday.

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Topics: Sleep Tips, tired

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