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Alaska Sleep Education Center

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation: How Losing Sleep Impacts Your Health

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We all crave a full night's sleep and recognize it's amazing benefits to our body and mind. Unfortunately for many people, the need for a good night's sleep often gets left unsatisfied. Whether it's due to work, school, or activities demands; gets sacrificed for social, personal, or entertainment reasons; or is a side effect of a medical condition or sleep disorder, a staggering number of people are still getting less sleep than their body and mind need to function adequately.

If good rest is necessary to function sufficiently during the day, but a large percentage of people aren't getting enough sleep, then what happens when sleep gets deprived for too long? What are the adverse effects of sleep deprivation?

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Topics: tired, sleep problems

Simple Sleep Breathing Exercises to Help You Relax

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 27, 2019 1:41:00 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

Alaskan Winters

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 12, 2019 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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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, tired

Sleep Walking

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Oct 30, 2018 7:30:00 PM

Ever wake up to find half of your closet on the floor? Chances are you or loved one may have done some sleep walking. Often sleepwalkers have no recollection of their midnight stroll but come to the kitchen in the morning to find open drawers, the gas turned on, or windows cracked. 

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, tired

Learn about America's most common sleep disorders in three free ebooks

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 17, 2018 10:42:00 AM

Are you one of the 80+ million Americans who have a sleep disorder?  Do you know someone who may be suffering from some type of sleep deprivation?  If so, you are not alone. Approximately 70% of Americans suffer from sleep deprivation/disorder.  The top 3 commonly diagnosed sleep disorders are insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy.

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Topics: tired

Why am I So Tired All The Time, Even After A Full Night's Sleep?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 16, 2018 4:46:00 PM

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

Blood Sugar and Sleep Problems:  How Blood Sugar Levels Impact Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Alaska Sleep Clinic is dedicated to raising awareness for diabetic complications and how they correlate with sleep disorders and overall tiredness.

SLEEP PROBLEMS AND SNORING MAY PREDICT DIABETES

Studies have shown that individuals who consistently have a bad night's sleep are more likely to develop conditions linked to diabetes and heart disease.

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Topics: tired, sleep problems, diabetes

Why Too Much Screen Time Can Lead to Sleep Deprivation for Alaskans

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 6, 2018 8:55:00 AM

Video screens of many shapes and sizes are part of life for modern Alaskans.

Decades ago, a television in the bedroom was considered an extravagance. Today, it’s commonplace, but the TV might not be turned on if someone’s eyes are focused on a laptop computer. Or a smartphone. Or a portable DVD player. Or an iPad. Or a handheld video game. Of course, some Alaskans do watch TV while working on their laptop and checking their smartphones.

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Topics: insomnia, tired, losing sleep

5 Causes of Frequent Snoring

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 23, 2018 11:55:00 AM

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

Why I can't sleep: 6 common reasons and fixes to help you sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

There are many different reasons you might notice that you arent able to dooze off to dream land.  Below we comprised a list of the six most common reasons you cant sleep and how to fix them.

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Topics: tired

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