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How to Treat Alaskan Winter Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Why Alaskan Winter Darkness Can Cause Insomnia

Alaskan winters mean extreme lighting conditions: mostly dark all day or entirely dark all day. Despite what you might immediately think, all this darkness is actually not good for sleep for many of us who live in Alaska. Transitioning to Alaskan darkness from our summers means making big changes to our lives. Furthermore, there are natural hormonal changes that take place during the long dark winters that further inhibit our ability to get restful sleep.

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The Link Between Insomnia and Alaskan Winters

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 20, 2019 7:30:00 AM

How Alaskan Winters Affect Our Lives

Alaskan winters pose and extremely unique challenge to our lives and sleep. Our winters mean either receiving mostly (or only) darkness or only darkness, depending on where you live. This extreme lighting condition is contrasted against summer, which is the opposite, and entails making fairly drastic changes to our lives – changes which be very disruptive towards sleep.

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Sleep Disorders That Get Worse in Alaskan Winters

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 27, 2019 9:31:00 AM

Why Darkness Hurts Sleep

Alaskan winters mean daily darkness for most or all of the day. The extreme lighting condition of Alaska, especially as you go north, affects our lives in many different and important ways:

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