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Why Winter Insomnia in Alaska – and What You Can Do

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 26, 2021 11:53:00 AM

Excess Darkness and Your Circadian Rhythm

Obviously, for those of us living in Alaska it’s no secret that we are operating under “unique” circumstances in summer and winter: mainly, lots of light, and lots of darkness. Though it might seem counter intuitive, the amount of excess darkness, which is significant in the Southeast and oppressive in the Far North, actually makes sleep more difficult for many people.

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5 Common Causes of Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 11, 2021 11:43:00 AM

 

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How to Treat Insomnia

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Mar 23, 2021 11:26:00 AM

What is Insomnia

“Insomnia” is a word that most people frequently toss around to describe cases of sleeplessness. However, the disorder is actually a complicated umbrella term that includes multiple conditions varying in severity.

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Can't Sleep? What You Need to Know About Insomnia

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Mar 15, 2021 11:20:00 AM

 

It may help to know that you're not alone in your quest for better sleep. Research studies demonstrate that approximately 25% of people suffer from some form of sleep disorder. Yet, sleep deprivation can impose detrimental effects on individuals and the people around them.

 

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Insomnia Q/A

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM

How Does Insomnia Interfere With Life?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that leaves you sleep deprived and frustrated (or worse). Insomnia is a condition when you either can’t fall asleep, can’t stay asleep, or always wake up far earlier than you need. The result of insomnia is mild to severe sleep deprivation, which can have mild to catastrophic consequences.

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How to Know When Lack of Sleep is a Bigger Problem: Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 19, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Insomnia Isn't So Simple

Insomnia is somewhat of a complex topic - it's not as simple as "I can't sleep." In fact, there are actually two types of insomnia, and two modes of insomnia. Here's a closer look at how to distinguish these types/modes of insomnia

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What You Can Do About Insomnia in Alaska

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Why Light Extremes Can Cause or Worsen Insomnia

Obviously, for those of us living in Alaska it’s no secret that we are operating under “unique” circumstances in summer and winter: mainly, lots of light, and lots of darkness. Though it might seem counter intuitive, the amount of excess darkness, which is significant in the Southeast and oppressive in the Far North, actually makes sleep more difficult for many people.

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Primary vs Secondary Insomnia: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

What Does Insomnia Look Like?

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

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How CBD Can Help With Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Overview 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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What it’s Like to Experience Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

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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