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Winter Sleep vs. Summer Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 13, 2019 5:31:00 PM

Depending on where you live, you may notice major differences in how you sleep during the summer versus the winter. What causes these differences and what can you do about it to make sure you're getting enough sleep all year long?

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Topics: winter, summer, sleep myths

Camping In Winter

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 8, 2019 12:04:00 PM

Camping enthusiasts that live in climates with drastic temperature changes do not want a limited time to explore the outdoors. But in order to stay safe while camping in Alaska or any frigid tundra, especially snowy or icy covered regions, requires smart planning and research.

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Topics: sleep apnea, winter, camping

Sleeping Well In Winter

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 7, 2019 7:15:00 AM

Sleeping well may seem easy in the winter months during gloomy weather and grey skies; but winter can be the hardest time to catch enough zzzz’s. Post-holiday, winter blues can set in, disrupting sleep and creating a long-lasting cabin fever.

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Topics: exercise, winter, sleep training, holidays

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

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 8, 2018 6:01:00 PM

Starting to miss some of your evening runs 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 9:24:32 AM

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: seasonal affective disorder, depression, suicide, winter

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