How Opiate Medications Affect Sleep

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Nov 8, 2018 8:21:24 PM

Do Opiate Medications Cause Sleep Problems?

Opiate use is at an all-time high in the US. It is a serious epidemic in many cities, especially in Anchorage. It goes without saying that opiate dependency can have dramatic effects on someone’s psychological and physical health. In light of this, lifestyle problems and periphery effects of opiate addiction or taking opiate medications, such as sleep health, go virtually unacknowledged.

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Topics: Better Sleep

6 Great Yoga Poses for Sleep

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Jul 20, 2017 4:20:48 PM


Stress and sleep deprivation, one of the most vicious cycles we endure. We will often find it difficult to fall asleep due to our worries and stress, and in turn, the next day we will undergo even more stress due to lack of sleep. A survey completed by the Huffington Post found that in the U.S., sleep deprivation is a major source of stress among adults.



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Topics: Better Sleep, Yoga

Polar Nights: lack of natural light and how it effects us

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Dec 21, 2016 12:27:49 PM
Alaskan’s have enjoyed another Summer of the Midnight Sun but Winter is upon us so here come those dark days. We now have our next challenge to face, Polar Nights. As the bears crawl into their dens for their long winter naps, we would be glad to join them. The sun driven energy from the Summer is gone and we are up against the health challenges of trying to wake up in darkness.
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Traveling with CPAP

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Dec 16, 2016 1:02:25 PM


The holiday season has arrived! Not only should you be excited, but there is so much to look forward to. Time with family and friends, shopping and traveling are all many things that we take part in during the holiday season. However, for patients with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), going untreated while traveling can put them in line for serious health consequences, not to mention limiting the enjoyment of their trip. And, let’s face it, sleep apnea doesn’t take a holiday but here are a few quick tips to make traveling with sleep apnea a little less cumbersome.

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7 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Nov 16, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Tired and stressed? Join the club. Forty percent of Americans report having symptoms of insomnia at some point within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation

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Tired of Your Alarm? Try this...

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Oct 28, 2016 12:43:19 PM

Beep. Beep. Beep.

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