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While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey: From the August 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Posted by MICHAEL FINKEL on Aug 27, 2018 10:11:00 AM

Joe Diemand, 76, has spent the past 20 years as a truck driver, sometimes driving all night. Such work, he says, leaves you “so tired that you can’t sleep.” The World Health Organization has described night shift work as “probably carcinogenic to humans.

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Topics: sleep deprivation, circadian rhythm, losing sleep, wellness

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 24, 2018 12:47:00 PM

This blog began with me reading stories from women (many in their 30s and 40s) who suffered from serious heart attacks.  As I read through the entire post, I knew it was pertininet to share the findings with Alaska Sleep Clinic's blog readers. We know that younger women can have heart attacks, and it’s acknowledged that doctors are not good at picking up heart attack symptoms in younger women.

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Topics: women, life with sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, wellness

Sleep: Why it’s Extra Important if You Have Cancer

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 22, 2018 10:06:00 AM

For people living with cancer, sleep doesn’t always come easy.

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Topics: sleep deprivation, circadian rhythm, wellness, cancer

Want Great Sleep?  Avoid These Bad Habits...

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 13, 2018 4:03:00 PM

We all know that getting good sleep at night has a direct impact on how we feel during the day. If you sleep poorly even one night, you will probably feel sluggish and tired the next day. If you continually get poor sleep it can lead to some serious health problems down the road.

However, while most of us know how important sleep is to our health, many people may not realize that they're practicing poor sleep habits.  Below is a list of seven bad sleeping habits to avoid as soon as possible:

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Topics: Sleep Tips, health, sleep hygiene, wellness

National Wellness Month: How Are You Sleeping?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 9, 2018 5:49:00 PM

NATIONAL WELLNESS MONTH

All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel!

Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try a different spa treatment, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways.

The term "hygiene" is often misunderstood as strictly being synonymous with "cleanliness." The true meaning of hygiene has to do with sets of practices, habits, and environmental influences that impact one's health. Hygiene of all kinds are important to your health and well-being as most are aimed at reducing your chances of coming into contact with diseases, getting infections, spreading germs and viruses, or preventing oral cavities and gingivitis.

If all of these other types of hygienic practices are aimed at preserving your health, exactly what is sleep hygiene and how can it help you in your everyday life?

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Topics: sleep habits, sleep hygiene, wellness

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