American Sleep Association

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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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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 ...

CPAP Use Rises After Patients See Videos of Themselves

Patient reporting and reviews are a strong component of medical research.  John Brugger is a sleep apnea patient, and like 20 million other Americans, he had trouble sleeping because of snoring, tossing and turning, ...

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, ...
Sleep: Life and Death

Is Snoring Dangerous?

Everyone laughs about snoring and the arguments that can result when a snorer wakes up other people who are trying to sleep, but is snoring actually dangerous? By Dr. Eric Kezirian First, it is ...
Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Essential Oils, Heart Attack, Central Sleep Apnea, and more

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Is there any truth that some essential oils can help you to fall asleep? ANSWER: Yes, most of the concrete work has been done with lavender. Several well-done studies have shown ...
Brain and Sleep

Sleep and Alzheimer’s – Are They Related?

New research published in the online July issue of Neurology, a prestigious medical journal from the American Academy of Neurology, noted that people with sleep disorders who are otherwise healthy might be more prone ...
sleep deprivation

Marital Spats Plus Sleep Deprivation Could Equal Health Problems

Sleep deprivation can leave you feeling grouchy and ready for an argument.  New research out of the Ohio State University Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research indicates that this combination of sleep loss and marital ...
Parents, Children and Sleep

Parents, Children, Sleep, and Mental Health

Every parent or guardian has experienced a lack of sleep in their child-rearing journey.  Unfortunately, however, your child’s sleep difficulties may be leading to depression and self-doubt.  You may question your parenting skills, not ...
sleeping woman

Late Bedtime May Exacerbate OCD Symptoms

New research out of Binghamton University in New York found that people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) who go to bed later have lower perceived control over their obsessive thoughts. The study was led ...


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