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Why Alaskan Winters Keep You Up at Night

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Alaskan Winter Darkness Means Big Internal Changes

Alaskans’ sleeping schedules are unique. While it sounds reasonable to think, “Summer in Alaska is for long, fun days and winters are for lots of sleep,” it’s actually not quite that simple. As you go further north, things get even more complex. Our extreme lighting conditions affect our lives in many different way – ways that can be incredibly disruptive towards sleep.

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How to Prepare and Prevent for Alaska Winter Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Why the Impending Darkness Affects Circadian Rhythm

It’s no secret that we are living under unique circumstances in Alaska: lots of light over the past few months, and lots of darkness to look forward to for the next six months. Though it might seem counter intuitive, winter in Alaska actually makes sleep more difficult for many people, especially as you move further north.

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5 Ways to Adjust Sleep Schedule During Alaska Winter Transition

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 18, 2019 9:33:12 AM

Why Alaskan Winters Can Be Bad for Sleep

Much of the year in Alaska, we live in either the extreme darkness or extreme lightness. These extreme lighting conditions affect our lives in many different ways:

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How to Get Enough Sleep During Summers in Alaska

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

Alaskan Summers, Lots of Light, Little Sleep

Alaskan summers can make having a sleep schedule feel impossible. If you’re reading this, you are likely one of those people.

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5 Ways to Set Good Sleep Schedule

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 8, 2019 8:44:18 AM

 

Signs That You Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

Summers and Winters in Alaska can both be hard on getting enough sleep. The extreme lighting conditions don’t provide the transition from light to dark and dark to light in the morning/evening that prompts us to get tired and wake up. Because of this, setting a good sleep routine can be extremely hard.

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Sleep Tips for Alaskan Summers

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Alaskan Summer Makes it Hard to Sleep

Alaskan summers can hit your sleep schedule hard. If you’re reading this, you are likely one of those people. And it’s not just the midnight sun, or lower down in Alaska the “twilight night.” Alaskan summers can make it hard for many Alaskan’s to sleep because:

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Best Ways to Keep a Normal Sleep Schedule in Alaskan Winters

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 3, 2019 10:12:47 PM

Why Alaskan Winters Can Be Bad for Sleep

Much of the year in Alaska, we live in either the extreme darkness or extreme lightness. These extreme lighting conditions affect our lives in many different ways:

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Why Alaskan Winters Keep You Up at Night

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 17, 2019 10:49:22 PM

Different Ways Alaska’s Extreme Lighting Conditions Affect Life

Other than a few months out of the year between “spring” and “fall” in Alaska, living here poses unique sleeping related to either receiving mostly (or only) daylight or mostly (or only) darkness. These extreme lighting conditions affect our lives in many different ways, most of which can be very disruptive towards sleep.

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Common Sleep Disorders in Alaska

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 27, 2018 12:48:26 PM

Unique Challenges of Alaska

Living in Alaska poses unique sleeping challenges most months out of the year. Other than a few months out of the year between “spring” and “fall” in Alaska, we are dealing with darkness that lasts most (or all) of the day, or light that lasts most (or all) of the night.

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