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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Sleeping Pills Increase Risk of Hip Fracture in Older Adults

New research out of Cardiff University and King’s College London has found that older adults who were recently prescribed popular the sleep drugs, benzodiazepine or another ‘Z-drug’ are at least two and a half ...
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Attention and Creativity Suffer in Young Adults Who Alternate Between Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Marathons

New research from Baylor University shows that young adults who frequently alternate between skimping on sleep and sleep marathons have worse creativity and attention, especially if they are working on big projects. Study co-author, ...
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Overview Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder caused by a full or partially occluded airway. While you sleep, the soft tissues of your upper airway including the tongue and ...
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Sleep Apnea in Children vs. Poor Sleep Hygiene

Does your child seem fatigued during the day or have difficulty falling or staying asleep? Does your child struggle with school work or have difficulty concentrating? Does your child have emotional outbursts or seem ...
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How Does a Sleep Study Work?

Overnight sleep studies provide detailed information about the unique physiology of sleep which is instrumental in the diagnosis of difficulty with sleep and sleep disorders. During the sleep study, electrodes and sensors are noninvasively ...
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Body Temperature, Sleep, and the Circadian Rhythm

An early study published this week in Neurology, a journal of the American Academy of Neurology, showed that brain injury patients have fluctuating body temperatures that are directly related to their level of consciousness ...
Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Sleep Apnea and Diabetes, Laser Treatment, Asthma, and Nicotine

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My husband has Type 2 Diabetes. He also has sleep apnea. He was told that treating his sleep apnea might improve his diabetes. He sleeps about seven hours a night, wears ...
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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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Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Pregnancy, CPAP toleration, fibromyalgia, and sleep for school

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My daughter is pregnant and is having a terrible time falling asleep. She is up until about 2 a.m. most nights and because of work she has to be up by ...


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