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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 Helps Infants with Language Development

Sleep Helps Infants with Language Development

Babies’ brains do astonishing things during sleep.  New research out of Leipzig at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) found that babies can associate meanings to words between ...
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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 ...
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Gaps in Treatment and Diagnosis of Childhood Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are usually conditions found in adults; however, children are also suffering from sleep-disordered breathing, which may be affecting their overall health and behavior.  Usually, enlarged adenoids and tonsils ...
Sleep Apnea in Children or Poor Sleep Hygiene

Health Span Affected by Sleep Apnea

Over the last 20 years, there has been a steady increase in the number of patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  Characteristics of OSA include frequent starts and stops in breathing during sleep.  ...
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Using Electronic Devices Decreases Sleep Quality

In this technological society, most people love the comfort of their screens.  Devices are used at all hours of the day and night.  Who hasn’t crawled into bed with their phone, tablet, or watched ...
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Stress Hormones and Sleep Patterns Change After Violent Crimes

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice reported that the United States saw nearly 1.2 million violent crimes, including sexual assault, assault, robbery, and homicide.  New research has found that violent crimes change a ...
Brain and Sleep

Sleep Disorders in At-Risk Alzheimer’s Patients May Increase Cognitive Dysfunction

New online research published early in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society¸ indicates that those with sleep-disordered breathing and a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease are at increased risk of declining cognition than ...
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NASA Researches Sleep Deprivation Impact on Astronauts

NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) mission was 45 days long and required a four-man crew to research sleep reduction and how it affects fatigue during long space flights.  By the end of the ...
Restless Leg Syndrome & Sleep

Link Between Restless Leg Syndrome & Poor Sleep in Pregnant Women

New research has linked Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) with poor sleep, impaired daytime function, and excessive daytime fatigue in pregnant women.  These are all common complaints during pregnancy. In this study, findings indicated that ...


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