ANCSLEEP BLOG

Why Binge Sleeping on Weekends Doesn’t Work

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

What is Binge Sleeping?

Here’s a common scenario. During the week you stay up late reading, watching TV, working, or doing things on your computer. You get up early for work, maybe only getting about five hours of sleep. After all, you can “make up” this sleep on the weekend.

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Topics: sleep health

Why Too Much Television Time Might Be Why Your Child Isn’t Sleeping

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Signs Your Child Isn’t Sleeping Enough

When your child isn’t sleeping enough, they will likely show signs. Hence terms like the witching hour, which refers to that time in the evening when our children get tired and start to be defiant, hyperactive, and/or crabby.

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6 False Myths About Sleep

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 6, 2019 9:07:41 AM

The 6 Myths of Sleep

Sleep myths abound on social media, in memes, advice from parents, and from friends. Unlike many myths which can be harmless, sleep myths may actually change your behavior around sleep in ways that negatively impact it.  

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Topics: Sleep Myths

How Much Sleep Do Children Need

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

Children need more sleep than adults. The younger the child, the more sleep they need. Below is a guideline for the amount of recommended, minimum, and maximum amount of sleep your child should be getting based on their age [Sleep Foundation]. All children are different and have unique needs, hence there is a recommended number listed, and outside of that a minimum and maximum amount of sleep are listed as well:

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False Beliefs About Sleep That Damage Your Health

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 31, 2019 7:34:11 AM

False Beliefs About Sleep

Sleep myths are simply false information that are regularly disseminated online, at home, among friends, and so on. Unfortunately, sleep myths can also be damaging to your health if you develop sleep deprivation by adhering to them.

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Topics: Sleep Myths

Why Chronic Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Depression

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 29, 2019 8:35:11 AM

What is Clinical Depression

Clinical depression is a mood disorder that causes you to feel helpless, apathetic to your life and outcomes, hopeless, numb, or sad, among other things. It can make it hard to get out bed in the morning, feel excited about things that are happening in your life, or cause you to distance yourself from friends and loved ones.

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Getting Sleep as a Shift Worker

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 26, 2019 9:00:00 PM

Are You A Shift Worker?

Do you work hours outside of the “typical” 8-5 business day? Do you work days on and then days off? If so, then you are like millions of Americans who are considered shift workers. Especially in Alaska, the summer season often means a large influx of shift work.

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Topics: Shift work

Risk Factors for Developing Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 24, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What is a Risk Factor for Insomnia?

A risk factor is simply something that increased your likelihood of developing a disease or condition. Insomnia, like other sleep disorders, has a number of different potential causes and factors that can make you at risk for developing insomnia.

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Topics: Insomnia

Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Depression

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 23, 2019 10:22:26 AM

What is Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is the chronic condition of not receiving adequate sleep. Adequate sleep will differ from person to person, and change as we age. Most of us suffer from sleep deprivation because we either have trouble staying asleep, or getting to sleep. Does that sound familiar?

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Common Root Causes of Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 18, 2019 8:25:00 AM

Primary vs Secondary Insomnia

Before talking about causes of insomnia, you need to understand that there are two types of insomnia:

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Topics: Insomnia