American Sleep Association

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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. 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, and others.

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Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Night Shift, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Terrors vs. Nightmares

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My husband started working night shifts last year. He is more irritable and we argue much more since he started the job. He has had a real problem as far as ...
DNA sleep and genes

Scientists Find the Insomnia Gene

For the first time in history, seven risk genes have been linked to insomnia by an international team of scientists.  This ground-breaking research pushes science forward in unraveling the mechanisms in human biology that ...
School students and Sleep

Poor Academic Performance Linked to Irregular Sleeping Patterns

In prior studies, scientists analyzed different variations of sleep patterns, including data on quality of sleep, sleep and wake times, as well as number of hours slept.  Evidence suggests that there is a link ...
baby sleep apnea

Neonatal Complications More Prevalent if Mother Has Sleep Apnea

There is a higher risk of congenital abnormalities and the need for resuscitation in babies born to mothers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study finds. Preliminary results of this research on babies ...
Drowsy Driving Sleep Risks

Drowsy Driving: The Danger, the Causes, and Prevention

For years, drivers have been educated about the risks of driving under the influence. More recently, public service announcements have warned of the dangers of driving while texting. But there is another danger out ...
Brain and Sleep

The Link Between Brain Disease and Dreams

New research out of the University of Toronto by Dr. John Peever has attempted to answer one of the greatest questions posed by humanity: How do we dream?  In this research, Dr. Peever found ...
climate change and sleep loss

Sleep Loss Due to Climate Change Concerns

It’s no longer a metaphor when someone says that climate change keeps them awake at night.  A new research paper reported that warm nights and sleep environments can lead to poor sleep in humans, ...
Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Napping and Memory, Truck Driver, Exercise and Sleep, and Strokes

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Is it true that napping can improve memory for things learned prior to the nap? I am a college student and find I do much better on tests when I have ...
ekg heart and sleep

Risk of Atrial Fibrillation May be Higher in Patients with Sleep Apnea

New research, as presented at the 2017 ATS International Conference, found that patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF or a-fib). Obstructive sleep apnea is ...


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