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Sleep Apnea in Infants and Newborns

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 10, 2022 11:05:00 AM

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes interruption in breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is very common in adults, but can also happen in infants and newborns, especially those who are premature or have low birth wait. 

Sleep is vital to a baby's growth and development. Other sleep disorders and sleep apnea can all prevent newborns and infants from getting the sleep that they need to grow and develop. Without treatment, they will be at risk for long-term sleep complications. 

Knowing more about sleep apnea in babies can help parents become adequately prepared for ensuring the safety and health of their newborn. 

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Topics: Travel

Sleep and Fighting Superbugs

Posted by Darian Dozier on Oct 3, 2022 10:39:00 AM

As cold and flu season approaches, it's important to understand the important role that sleep plays on our immune system. Some infections are getting more and more resistant to the medications we have and are getting more difficult to treat. Certain strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi are so mutated and resistant to our medications that they are referred to as superbugs. 

Superbug infections kill almost a million people every year, and it causes more than 2.8 million cases in the US every year with 35,000 deaths. These numbers can only grow as these bugs become more and more resistant. 

Some of the most common are carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae klebsiella and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). They post a threat to daily life and are especially dangerous to those with suppressed immune systems - autoimmune diseases, chemotherapy, etc. 

Sleeping may be one way that we can help ward off these superbugs. Continue reading for more information. 

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Topics: Travel

How to Get Good Sleep While Traveling

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 28, 2022 9:37:00 AM

While traveling, it can be extremely difficult to get a good night's rest. The car could be uncomfortable, the planes have little leg room, and trains can just be very loud. Either way, when you're traveling a long journey, getting some sleep may be necessary. Here are some tips on how to get the best sleep that you can while traveling. 

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The Relationship Between Babies' Sleep, Moms' Sleep and Depression

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 26, 2022 10:08:00 AM

Postpartum depression happens to about 1 and 8 mothers in the United States. It occurs after birth and can last for a variable amount of time. Baby blues lasts for only a short time after birth and is caused by the various fluctuations in hormones. However, postpartum depression can last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. 

It can even begin before the birth of the child and involves sleeplessness, depression, a lack of attachment to your child, feelings of isolation, and even psychosis which can endanger the lives of your and your child. It's important to get help for postpartum, and sleep plays a very large role in that. 

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Topics: Travel

Beverage to Avoid While Traveling for Sound Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 19, 2022 9:48:00 AM

Hydration is important, and is connected to the types and amounts of liquid that you consume. However, when traveling, it's easy to overindulge in drinks that we normally wouldn't because of how much traveling can throw off our normal schedule. We may consume less water, and find ourselves drinking more unhealthy beverages. Unfortunately, poor drink choices on vacation can lead to dehydration which can impact sleep even more than traveling already does. Continue reading to find out more about this relationship and how you can help yourself get better sleep on vacation. 

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How to Maintain Your Sleep Schedule While Traveling

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Traveling is a huge part of life and can be so much fun. However, traveling is exhausting, and it can be so difficult to get good sleep when you are moving in between time zones and sleeping in a different room. However, if you hope to get a good amount of sleep in order to enjoy your travels, then it's imperative you maintain a good sleep schedule. Here are a few tips you can do to maintain your sleep schedule while traveling. 

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How to Beat Jet Lag If You Have a Sleep Disorder

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 4, 2021 11:38:00 AM

Who Suffers from Jet Lag Most

Anyone who has traveled has dealt with jet lag. Some people cope with jet lag better than others. Some people seem to suffer from jetlag only when traveling in one direction – it’s not a problem going to a destination, but it’s a significant problem after going home.

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Introducing DreamStation Go for CPAP Travel

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Mar 19, 2021 11:23:00 AM

 

We are so excited to let you know about the latest technology for people with sleep apnea. Ultra-portable, compact, seamlessly integrated and superior quality are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the NEW DreamStation Go by Philips. Anchorage Sleep Center is proud to introduce you to a new portable CPAP machine which delivers on all of the features sleep apnea patients desire in a unit. The just released Philips DreamStation Go hits the sweet spot – size and portability with all the functionality necessary for uncompromised results. Here are some reasons the DreamStation Go is expected to be a big hit with individuals in therapy for sleep apnea.

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Traveling with CPAP

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Mar 5, 2021 10:29:00 AM

 

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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How to Beat Jet Lag If You Have a Sleep Disorder

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 6, 2018 8:14:34 PM

Who Suffers from Jet Lag Most

Anyone who has traveled has dealt with jet lag. Some people cope with jet lag better than others. Some people seem to suffer from jetlag only when traveling in one direction – it’s not a problem going to a destination, but it’s a significant problem after going home.

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Topics: Travel

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