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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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Explaining Dreams A dream can be explained as a succession of sensations, emotions, ideas, and images that occur involuntarily in a person’s mind during certain stages of sleep. It’s not really understood what the ...

Fatal Familial Insomnia

Fatal Familial Insomnia Fatal familial insomnia (FFI) is a very rare autosomal dominant inherited prion disease of the brain It is almost always caused by a mutation to the protein PrPc, but can also ...

What is a PAP-NAP?

A PAP-NAP is a daytime trial that is usually conducted in a sleep center. The primary objective of the PAP-NAP is to help patients accommodate to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). Some patients have ...

Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding Head Syndrome Research & Treatments Exploding head syndrome (EHS) is a disorder characterized by the perception of loud noises (e.g. a bomb explosion, gunshot or cymbal crash) when going to sleep or awakening ...
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Sleep Apnea Screening Questionnaire – ‘STOP BANG’

This a revision of the popular STOP BANG sleep apnea screening questionnaire. The scoring system is at the bottom. [fruitful_sep] Sleep Apnea Screening Questions Yes = 1 No = 0 Do you SNORE loudly? ...

Sleep Paralysis

Explaining Sleep Paralysis  Sleep paralysis can be described as a transitional state that occurs when a person experiences a temporary inability to react, move, or speak while asleep, falling asleep, or on awakening from ...
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Sleep Apnea Surgery

Sleep Apnea Surgery. What are the different surgical options for obstructive sleep apnea? What are benefits and risks of each of the surgeries. UPPP, tonsilectomy, pillar procedure, Inspire, mandibular advancement, tongue resection and others.  ...
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Multiple Sleep Latency Test

What is a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)? The multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is a diagnostic tool that measures the time it takes an individual to fall asleep in ideal quiet conditions during ...
Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Loss of Bone Formation

Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Loss of Bone Formation

A widespread problem people have is insufficient sleep. A new study has been done on men to see if there is a link to a chronic disease risk factor of bone loss and insufficient ...

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. Currently, our focus is on resolving and alleviating InsomniaNarcolepsySleep Apnea, Sleep Deprivation and Snoring. Through our own Research, and by investing in the Research of others, the ASA Members and Board are committed educating millions of people on the importance of sleep health.
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