Kristen Havens is a content writer and website copywriter with a background in publishing. She specializes in health, medical inbound marketing, B2B, big data, technology, and leadership/management.
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Calling all Alaskans: Are you putting off getting a physical in Alaska? If so, here are five good reasons to make your next doctor’s appointment (and the next one. . . and the one after that).
1) Regular Physicals Establish a Baseline—and a Personal Connection with Your Doctor
Recently, physicians and health researchers have been debating the value of getting an annual physical. Some experts cite figures saying a yearly checkup doesn’t have a direct impact on mortality rates. In some cases, g...
Winter is here, which means so are the winter activities Alaskans—and tourists—love. Alaskans are known for enjoying outdoors activities year-round, even when the days are shorter and the temperatures plunge toward (and below) zero.
However, playing outside when the weather is cold carries its own set of dangers and risks. Injuries that bring people to emergency rooms tend to skyrocket in winter, in part because slips, falls, and car accidents are so much more likely when the streets get icy....
If you have an adolescent or teen, you know how hard it can be to wake them up in the morning to get ready for school. Getting a young person out of bed before noon often feels like a form of punishment—for the kids, definitely, but moreso for the parents who are tasked with the thankless job of being backup alarm clocks.
When you’re dealing with your teen’s constant slapping of the “snooze button,” morning complaints about being tired, and occasional lateness for school, it may help you to k...
How Books Find Me
by Kristen Havens
If you were to look at my nightstand, my coffee table, and my Goodreads profile, you’d see about 400 books. About 390 of them came into my life through the usual means like recommendations and reviews. The rest found me through synchronicity, and those are the ones that I love the most, that I find myself buying, keeping, loaning out, and recommending to others.
Over the years, I’ve read endless articles about how people find books, but never a single one d...
A sleep medicine dentist is a regular dentist with an additional area of expertise in using oral devices to help treat snoring, apnea, and other forms of sleep-disordered breathing. He or she can collaborate with your sleep physician to create an oral appliance — usually a sleep apnea mouthpiece — that alleviates symptoms like airway blockages and snoring.
Ask any experienced endurance athlete and they’ll tell you the same: rest is an integral part of the physical training process. Downtime after an intense workout allows your body to repair itself and become stronger.
Many e-cigarette users enjoy the nighttime ritual of one last puff before bed. Before enjoying those flavored e-cigs, you may want to read up on vaping and what exactly it is you're inhaling. The sleep-stealing components of e-cigarette vapor may surprise you.
If you work a graveyard shift—or any shift work, including rotating shifts—you may find that the schedule is wreaking havoc on your ability to stick to a healthy eating and exercise program. On top of that, the disruptions to your circadian rhythm can throw off your body’s hormonal balance, making you more likely to overeat high-calorie foods.
Halloween is here, and with it comes a wide array of spooky masks designed to scare the living daylights out of us. But to some people who fear or dread sleep apnea therapy, the CPAP mask is the creepiest of them all.
Very obese children and adults who have daytime fatigue and difficulty concentrating may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea — but in up to 20% of cases, the diagnosis may be even more serious. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome, or OHS, is a sleep-related respiratory problem that can cause serious and in some cases irreversible damage to the body, greatly increasing mortality risk over a fairly short period of time.
The key to managing this condition is knowing how to spot it early.
Sleepwalking, also called somnambulism or noctambulism, is classified as a non-REM parasomnia. This is a group of sleep disorders that includes sleep-talking, night terrors, sleep-related eating disorders, and confused arousals.