American Sleep Association

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

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    Everything you ever wanted to know about CPAP - the most popular treatment for obstructive sleep apnea


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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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Sleeping woman

Sleep, Menopause, and Depression

Mild Depression in Women who have Nighttime Hot Flashes The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism published a study that found menopausal women suffer mild symptoms of depression, which are likely triggered ...
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brain and sleep

How We Think About Sleep Affects Chronic Pain Symptoms

New research out of the University of Warwick Department of Psychology Sleep and Pain Lab has found that negative thoughts about pain and insomnia affect conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, and back pain. Cognitive behavior ...
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Can't Sleep - Insomnia

7 Reasons Why You Can’t Stay Asleep

Sleep difficulties are a common problem for millions of adults. Even if you can get to sleep, you might have trouble staying asleep. Does this sound familiar? You drift off to dreamland, but find ...
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Sleep Apnea Awareness Week
Narcolepsy Awareness Week
Restless Legs (RLS) Awareness Week
Insomnia Awareness Week
Sleep Disorder Awareness Week
Sleepy Driving Awareness Day
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