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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 Apnea Test

What is a Sleep Apnea Test? A  sleep apnea test is tool that is used for the diagnosis of sleep apnea.  There are two types of sleep apnea test: Home Sleep Test (HST) and ...
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Sleep and ADHD

People say things like this to us all the time, “My child is so hyper in the late afternoon – I’m sure he has ADHD.” This may be true. Another possibility is that a ...
Sleep Quality May be Affected by Air Conditioners

Sleep Quality May be Affected by Air Conditioners

A joint research team from Toyohashi University of Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering published findings that showed air conditioning (AC) airflow stimulates ...
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Sleep Deprivation, Gut Changes, and Metabolic Disease

Researchers from Uppsala University published a new study in the journal, Molecular Metabolism, stating that sleep deprivation alters the level of gut bacteria that has previously been linked to dysfunctional metabolic health, including diseases ...
What is sleep?


What is sleep and why do we do it? Sleep is a normal active state of all living creatures in which the mind and body are less responsive. It is believed that sleep is ...
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Shift Work Disorder

Whether it was due to a late night out on the town or cramming for an exam, most of us have pulled an all-nighter occasionally. But for millions of people, staying up all night ...
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Why is Sleep Important?

Why do we sleep? Why is it important? Sleep is essential for survival, and many of us could use a little more. While the precise function of sleep is not entirely understood, researchers have ...
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Blocking Hypertension in Patients with Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent condition that affects one out of four Americans between the ages of 30 and 70 years.  Unfortunately, it is frequently the cause of high blood pressure, or ...

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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