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American Sleep Association is an organization dedicated to improving public health by increasing awareness about the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep disorders and snoring. Since 2002, ASA has provided valuable resources to help you get a better night’s sleep. We help people to know the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for various sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, RLS, narcolepsy, snoring and others.

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Sleep Loss and Circadian Clock Have Different Effects on Brain Regions

New research has emerged that maps the effects the circadian clock has on different regions of the brain.  The new study shows: How the brain can keep up performance throughout the day Why there ...

Evaluation of the Upper Airway in Patients with Snoring and OSA

Chapter 5 Evaluation of the Upper Airway in Patients with Snoring and OSA Bhik Kotecha Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, London UK Sleep Disorders Edited by Chris Idzikowski, ISBN 978-953-51-0293-9, 202 pages, ...
Time Zone Tips for Traveling with Children:  Easy Ways to Help Reset Their Clocks

Time Zone Tips for Traveling with Children: Easy Ways to Help Reset Their Clocks

Traveling with kids can be tiring for the whole family.  One major culprit is crossing time zones; it can wreak  havoc not only on sleep routines, but general behavior as well.    As I mentioned ...

Adolescents with Sleep Disturbance: Causes and Diagnosis

Chapter 2 Adolescents with Sleep Disturbance: Causes and Diagnosis Akemi Tomoda and Mika Yamazaki Child Development Research Center, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui Japan Sleep Disorders Edited by Chris Idzikowski, ISBN ...

Ask The Sleep Doctor – Pets and Sleep?

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, What do you think about pets in the bedroom and bed? My wife likes to sleep with the dog in the bed. I am having problems with this since I am ...

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Bariatric Surgery, Narcolepsy Medications

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, I am very obese and have severe sleep apnea. I am contemplating bariatric surgery. Can you give me some idea as to whether the surgery might cure my sleep apnea? Answer: ...
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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 ...
Life-Saving Sleep in Worms Similar to that in Humans

Life-Saving Sleep in Worms Similar to that in Humans

New research has discovered that a specific type of worm, a nematode worm with the title of Caenorhabditis elegans, may have similar sleeping patterns to humans and other mammals. Like humans, researchers state the ...
New OSA Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Down Syndrome

New OSA Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Down Syndrome

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Massachusetts Eye and Ear have begun a new FDA-approved clinical trial recently.  Researchers will test and review the use of a hypoglossal nerve stimulator in a group of ...
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Late Bedtime May Exacerbate OCD Symptoms

New research out of Binghamton University in New York found that people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) who go to bed later have lower perceived control over their obsessive thoughts. The study was led ...
Sleep Hygiene Tips - Research & Treatments

Sleep Hygiene Tips

Sleep Hygiene Tips - Research & Treatments Getting good sleep is important in maintaining health. There are several things that you can do to promote good sleep and sleep hygiene, and ultimately Get Better ...
The Dangers of Blue Light

The Dangers of Blue Light

One light bulb manufacturer sent shock waves through the lighting industry recently when it announced that it would put this warning on it's light bulbs: Lighting Sciences Group believes that there is now a ...

The American Sleep Association (ASA) was founded in 2002 by a group of Sleep Professionals seeking to improve Public Health by increasing awareness of the importance of Sleep in ensuring a high quality of life, as well as the dangers of Sleep Disorders. Through our own Research, and investing in the Research of others, the ASA Members and Board are committed educating millions of people on the importance of sleep health and to resolving Sleep DisordersInsomnia and Sleep Apnea.
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