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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

Sleep Apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep. Pauses occur several times per hour and last for over 10 seconds. As the blood-oxygen levels decrease, ...
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Sleep Apnea Surgery

Sleep Apnea Surgery. What are the different surgical options for obstructive sleep apnea? What are benefits and risks of each of the surgeries. UPPP, tonsilectomy, pillar procedure, Inspire, mandibular advancement, tongue resection and others.  ...

Neal Nay

Neal Nay, RPSGT, RST My professional background is 30+ years dedicated to the sleep disorders field, in both research and clinical aspects. I am a registered sleep technologist (RPSGT #20, RST #2795) and was ...
Intense Nighttime Light Exposure is Bad for Your Sleep Health

Intense Nighttime Light Exposure is Bad for Your Sleep Health

A recent study confirms that intense nighttime light exposure is not good for your sleep health. Maurice Ohayon, MD, DSC, Ph.D., a Stanford University scientist, said that exposure to intense nighttime light affects sleep ...
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Pollution May be Contributing to Sleep Disturbances

New research, as presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference, found that exposure to increased levels of air pollution over an extended period may be making it difficult to get a good ...
Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Ambien, Medical Marijuana and Sleep, and Sleep Apps

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My mom is 72 years old. She is my dad’s caregiver as he has Alzheimer's. She has been taking Ambien for a year and her new doctor thinks it’s inadvisable for ...
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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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Insomnia Medications – A review of popular sleeping pills

There are many insomnia medications available to people who are having difficulty falling asleep. Prescription and over-the-counter options have been around for decades.Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is reported that nearly ...
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Impaired Ability to Recognize Facial Expressions is Linked to Sleep Deprivation

A study out of the University of Arizona Psychology Department found that a rough night’s sleep may impair your ability to read the room when it comes to facial expressions. Published in Neurobiology of ...
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How Lack of Sleep Affects Cholesterol

In previous studies, it has been found that sleep deprivation can negatively affect the immune system, metabolism, inflammatory process, and regulation of the hormone that controls appetite.  In a recent study out of the ...
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Mandibular Advancement Devices – MAD’s

Mandibular Advancement Devices or MAD’s What is a Mandibular Advancement Devices and how it can help you stop snoring… Snoring is a whole of life issue, impacting not only the snorer, but also their ...
Sleep Apnea Left Untreated Can Make Melanoma More Aggressive

Sleep Apnea Left Untreated Can Make Melanoma More Aggressive

A new multicenter prospective study on the relationship between cancer and sleep-disordered breathing has shown that severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), if left untreated, may be linked to more aggressive malignant cutaneous melanoma.  Sleep-disordered ...

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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