American Sleep Association

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

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    Improve your sleep. What you can do to get good quality sleep.
  • What is Sleep?
    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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Sleepy driving and drowsy behind the wheel

Crash Risk Doubles with Sleep Deprivation

One to two hours can make a difference when it comes to sleep. A new study out of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that drivers who get one to two hours ...
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Children’s Brains React Differently to Sleep Loss

All parents can identify the problems that arise from their child not getting enough sleep the night before; however, there is not a whole lot of information available in medical literature that looks at ...
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Women with Breast Cancer and Sleep Disturbance

One of the lesser-known adverse side effects of breast cancer is persistent hot flashes, which some studies suggest occur in approximately 30% to 40% of women. More specifically, nighttime hot flashes are problematic for ...
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Family sleeping

Parents’ Sleep Health Behaviors May Affect Children’s Sleep

New research has found that family-based interventions for treating sleep deprivation in children may be the most beneficial way to address this concern. Sleep duration in children is likely influenced by their parents’ sleep ...
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Immediate Impact Sleep Apnea Has on Blood Pressure

New research has found that even a single episode of sleep apnea interferes with the body’s ability to regulate the blood pressure. Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus performed this new study, which found that ...
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Princess Leia Sleeping Brainwaves that Help You Store Memories

When you sleep, your brain’s electrical waves circle around to either side of your head, making a pattern resembling the twin buns of Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars.’ Salk Institute scientists discovered these oscillations ...
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Four Harmful Effects of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder which is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. The brief pauses disrupt the quality of sleep, but that’s not all. Sleep apnea can also have serious health consequences ...
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Sleep, Breakfast, and Smoking – How they Effect a Child’s Weight

New research out of University College London has found that a combination of erratic bedtimes, skipping breakfast, and mothers smoking during pregnancy may be core factors in childhood obesity. All three components can be ...
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Sugar intake and insomnia

Treating Insomnia May Help Reduce Sugar Intake

A new study out of UC San Francisco looking at over 18,000 American adults has found that those who get five or fewer hours of sleep each night are more likely to take in ...
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Upcoming Events
Sleep Apnea Awareness Week www.SleepApneaAwarenessWeek.com
Narcolepsy Awareness Week www.NarcolepysAwarenessWeek.com
Restless Legs (RLS) Awareness Week www.RLSAwarenessWeek.com
Insomnia Awareness Week www.InsomniaAwarenessWeek.com
Sleep Disorder Awareness Week www.SleepDisorderAwarenessWeek.com
Sleepy Driving Awareness Day www.MaggiesLaw.com
All events occur yearly on the same date each year 2016, 2017, 2018
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