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What it’s Like to Experience Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 15, 2021 2:49:00 PM

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is being unable to fall asleep, stay asleep for any restful of time, or sleep in until the morning (i.e., waking up wide awake at 3am). Insomnia is frustrating, because you want to sleep, you just can’t. As you get more sleep deprived over time from insomnia, this disconnect between wanting to sleep and actually sleeping can become extremely pronounced. Unfortunately, insomnia can have consequences far more severe than just frustration.

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Ways to Avoid Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 1, 2021 2:28:00 PM

What are Types of Insomnia

If you’ve had insomnia or are dealing with it right now, then you know how frustrating it is and how challenging it can make living a normal, happy life. In short, it can make life extremely miserable. It can make you feel and act like a different version of yourself. It can make you less productive in all areas of life. It shortens your life span and lowers quality of life. So yes, taking steps to avoid it is well worth the effort.

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The Link Between Insomnia and Alaskan Winters

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 15, 2021 2:16:00 PM

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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Medical Reasons You Could Have Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 6, 2021 2:11:00 PM

What is Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects your ability to fall asleep, stay asleep throughout the night, or sleep until a reasonable hour in the morning. The result of insomnia is mild to severe sleep deprivation, which can have big consequences. 

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How to Prepare and Prevent for Alaska Winter Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 3, 2021 2:10:00 PM

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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Do I Have Insomnia? How to Know.

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 24, 2021 2:01:00 PM

Overview of Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that leaves you feeling sleep deprived and frustrated. Insomnia arises when you either can’t fall asleep, can’t stay asleep, or always wake up much earlier than necessary. The result of insomnia is mild to severe sleep deprivation, which can have catastrophic consequences.

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Overview of Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 15, 2021 1:53:00 PM

What are the Two Types of Insomnia?

Insomnia is not quite as straight forward as you might think. For one thing, there are two types of insomnia, and two modes of insomnia. The conclusion here is that, in layman terms, we might accept that there are four types of insomnia one might deal with.

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Risk Factors for Developing Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 16, 2021 1:35:00 PM

What is a Risk Factor for Insomnia?

A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of developing a disease or condition. Insomnia, like other sleep disorders, has a number of potential causes and factors that can increase your risk for developing insomnia.

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Common Root Causes of Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 14, 2021 1:34:00 PM

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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Two Types of Insomnia: Primary vs Secondary, & Chronic vs Acute

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 21, 2021 1:19:00 PM

What is Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that prevents you from getting enough sleep because:

  • You have trouble falling asleep
  • You have trouble staying asleep throughout the night
  • You wake up much earlier than you want
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