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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Sleep Walking

Posted by Jennifer Christensen on Oct 30, 2018 11:30:00 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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Learn about America's most common sleep disorders in three free ebooks

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 17, 2018 2:42:00 PM

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 8:46:00 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 1:00:00 PM

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 12:55:00 PM

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 3:55:00 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

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

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 22, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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

How to Beat Pregnancy Fatigue: 5 Tips for Staying Awake at Work

Posted by Kayla LeFevre on Mar 24, 2017 2:49:26 PM

Maybe you can’t see it, but you can feel it:  The infamous first trimester fatigue is a sure sign that your bun is baking in your oven.  But while your heart may be skipping a beat with excitement, your body could be feeling like it can barely leave the couch.

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Topics: tired, pregnancy

Athletics and Sleep

Posted by Rich Crane on Dec 7, 2016 12:15:12 AM


There’s a new edge in sports that athletes are exploiting to improve their performance. And it’s so simple it may surprise you.

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Topics: athletes, athletics, Sleep, exercises, exercise, tired

Exercising Before Bedtime

Posted by Rich Crane on Aug 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM

In the debate of regular exercise versus not exercising at all, regular exercise is the undisputed heavy-weight champion of the world. You just don’t hear arguments otherwise. Although we know exercising is good for us, it’s often the first thing we abandon when life gets busy. Significantly cutting back exercising, or not exercising at all, can have serious repercussions on our physical and mental health. We’re not arguing the fact that we need more exercise. Most of us are simply trying to find time to do it.
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Topics: tired, Sleep, exercises, workout, breathing, health, stress

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