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Alaska Sleep Education Center

Here’s Why You Want to Sleep More in the Winter

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 8, 2018 10:01:00 PM

Starting to miss some of your evening runsOpens a New Window. and outdoor boot camps yet? It’s unofficially winter here in Alaska.  The shorter days and colder nights make it a real task to get out of bed in the morning, much less actually exercise. If you live in a place that experiences the true four seasons, you know how harsh that winter cold can be and how depressing it is when daylight is gone by the time you leave work (so forget trying to save that sweat session for the end of the day…).

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Topics: winter

How moms can fight seasonal affective disorder

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 27, 2017 1:24:32 PM

If the final months of the year get you or one of your family members feeling down, irritable, or low on energy or craving sweet or starchy foods and sleeping more or less than usual, you may experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that’s common in the winter months. There is not one Alaskan that has not had to deal with at least one side affect of these seasonal blues. 

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Topics: depression, seasonal affective disorder, suicide, winter

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