American Sleep Association

Improving public health by increasing awareness about the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep disorders.

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    Sleep Hygiene Tips
    Improve your sleep. What you can do to get good quality sleep.
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    What is Sleep?
    Insight into the mysteries of sleep. Why we sleep. Why do we dream?
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    CPAP? BiPAP? ASV? XYZ....
    Everything you ever wanted to know about CPAP - the most popular treatment for obstructive sleep apnea


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Woman and insomnia

Sleep, Menopause and Estrogen Therapy

Menopause can be grossly uncomfortable for women, with symptoms like insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes, and irritability, all of which can lead to further health concerns and decreased quality of life. Early postmenopausal women ...
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Sleep deprivation and microbes

Sleep Deprivation, Gut Changes, and Metabolic Disease

Researchers from Uppsala University published a new study in the journal, Molecular Metabolism, stating that sleep deprivation alters the level of gut bacteria that has previously been linked to dysfunctional metabolic health, including diseases ...
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Baby Sleeping

New Recommendations to Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated their policy on best sleep practices to avoid sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The policy titled, SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for ...
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Sleep Apnea

FAQ’s about Sleep Apnea

Common Questions and Answers About Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by brief pauses in breathing during sleep. The pauses cause a partial arousal from sleep and prevent a good night’s rest ...
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child sleep deprivation and hunger

Sleep Deprivation in Preschoolers Leads to Increased Appetite

A new study out of the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Michigan reported that preschoolers who missed their naps and stayed up later at night were more likely to gain weight ...
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sleep deprivation human

How Sleep Changes With Aging

It’s no surprise that your body goes through some changes as you age. But some people may be unaware that your sleep patterns can also change as you grow older. What does not appear ...
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Common CPAP Issues and How to Minimize Them

If you have sleep apnea, you might have been prescribed CPAP by your doctor. CPAP treats sleep apnea by delivering a continuous stream of positive air pressure into the airways. The pressure keeps the ...
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Sleep and brain

Sleep Deprivation in Children Affects Developing Brain

As we all know, sleep is imperative for our health and survival. We cannot live without quality, restorative sleep. If adults are awake longer than their brains are used to, it will respond by ...
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Food and sleep

Changing Meal Times May Help with Jet Lag

New research has found that: By regulating meal times on days off, long-haul cabin crew members can make jet lag less uncomfortable Generally, long-haul cabin crew avoid jet lag by relying on specific sleep ...
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Upcoming Events
Sleep Apnea Awareness Week
Narcolepsy Awareness Week
Restless Legs (RLS) Awareness Week
Insomnia Awareness Week
Sleep Disorder Awareness Week
Sleepy Driving Awareness Day
All events occur yearly on the same date each year 2016, 2017, 2018

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