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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. 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, and others.

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Lonely Young Adults Suffer from Poor Sleep Quality

More than 2000 young British adults were surveyed by scientists from King’s College London.  Findings suggest a link between poor sleep quality and loneliness. The findings were published in the journal, Psychological Medicine, and ...
sports and sleep

NCAA and ASA – Interassociation Task Force on Sleep

Earlier this month, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) convened a panel of experts to examine the role of sleep in the lives of collegiate athletes. Deemed the Interassociation Task Force on Sleep and ...
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Study Shows Tai Chi Restores Sleep Health

Insomnia sufferers know the struggle – worrying about sleep loss makes getting to sleep at night even more difficult.  Research finds that 30% of breast cancer survivors with insomnia are also suffering from fatigue, ...
Sleep: Life and Death

Sleep: When It’s a Matter of Life and Death

A young man who was recently interviewed on a show called American Ninja Warrior stated that as part of his training regimen, he sleeps only two hours per night—adding, “I never met anyone who ...
Circadian Rhythm Disorders and Sleep

Circadian Rhythm Disorders and How They Impact Sleep

We all have an internal clock that regulates certain biological functions over a 24-hour period. That clock is referred to as your circadian rhythm. Patterns of hormone production, appetite, and cell regeneration are associated ...
ASA Proud to support SCAW Sleeping Children in India

ASA Charitable Work – Sleeping Children Around the World – India 2017

American Sleep Association (ASA) is proud to support the non-profit organization, Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), and their work in Chennai, India. This year, ASA helped SCAW to distribute bedkits to children in ...
Drowsiness, causes treatments and prevention

Drowsiness: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Drowsiness during the day is an important problem which can decrease the quality of life. The severity can range from mild daytime sleepiness to irresistible episodes of falling asleep in dangerous situations. There are ...
Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Pediatric Sleep Apnea, Obesity, and Nightmares

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My eight-year-old son was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea and our pediatrician recommends an adenotonsillectomy. Our son has problems with behavior and is hyperactive. We were told he has ADHD but ...
Narcolepsy in Children and Teens

Narcolepsy in Children and Teens – Definition, Diagnosis & Symptoms

Raising children in an age of ever-increasing information sharing, deriving from both academic and social media sources, can result in overlooking narcolepsy as just the by-product of “too much data” and “not enough sleep” ...


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