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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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REM Behaviour Disorder

REM behaviour disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia in which the subjects act out dreams with physical movements that are considered to be the equivalent of what they are doing in their dreams. Dreams often ...

Clinical Trials

Welcome to the American Sleep Association Clinical Trials Resource Center, presented in partnership with CenterWatch, the leading publisher of information on clinical research for patients and their advocates and healthcare professionals. Please click on ...
asthma and sleep

Patients with Asthma are more likely to have Insomnia

New research out of the University of Pittsburgh shows that patients with asthma are highly likely to suffer from insomnia, which puts them at greater risk of decreased asthma control, anxiety, depression, and other ...
Homeschooled Students Get More Sleep Than Others

Homeschooled Students Get More Sleep Than Others

A recent study confirms that homeschooled teens obtain more sleep than those who attends public and private school. Lisa Meltzer, Ph.D., a sleep psychologist at the National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, the lead ...
pediatric sleep apnea

Monitoring Oxygen Levels Could Help with Pediatric Sleep Apnea

New research shows that a thorough analysis of blood oxygen levels during sleep in children with habitual snoring could help providers find easier, more inexpensive, and reliable ways to determine if these children would ...
snoring

What Causes Snoring?

Snoring is a general term for the sound that some people make while breathing during sleep.  There are many different types of snoring sound, but ultimately snoring comes vibration of structures inside the throat, ...
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 ...
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BiPAP

What is BiPAP? BiPAP is a treatment for sleep disordered breathing that uses two pressures during the breathing cycle - an inhale pressure and an exhale pressure. BiPAP, also referred to as a BPAP ...

Do Trees Sleep?

"Scientists from Austria, Finland and Hungary are using laser scanners to study the day-night rhythm of trees. As it turns out, trees go to sleep too. Most living organisms adapt their behavior to the ...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, also known as CBT-I, is a technique commonly used for treating insomnia that incorporates behavioral approaches, either without medication or in conjunction with medication. What Is Insomnia? Insomnia is ...
Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Weight Loss, Antidepressants, and Oral Appliances

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Does sleep matter when it comes to weight loss? Answer: Yes, sleep matters. When we do not get enough sleep, we tend to produce excessive amounts of Ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone, ...

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) is on the spectrum of sleep disordered breathing between simply snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It involves upper airway turbulence that occurs as a result decreasing airway diameter. Sleep ...

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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