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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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New Research Shows Insight Into What Causes REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

New Research Shows Insight Into What Causes REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a relatively uncommon sleep disorder in which a person appears to act out dreams. This disorder was first described in 1986. The major abnormal characteristic of RBD is ...
EEG Stages of Sleep from a sleep study

Children’s Brains React Differently to Sleep Loss

All parents can identify the problems that arise from their child not getting enough sleep the night before; however, there is not a whole lot of information available in medical literature that looks at ...

Palate Procedures for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Palate procedures for obstructive sleep apnea are one of the surgical options available for the treatment of OSA. In this section, we will explain the procedure, and discuss how it works. Eric Kezirian, MD, ...
driving and daytime sleepiness

Drowsy Driving vs. Drunk Driving

Most people know that it’s dangerous to get behind the wheel after drinking, but what some people don’t realize that it is just as dangerous to drive while being tired. Studies show people that ...

Safety Alert – ASV use in CHF Heart Failure Patients

Safety Alert - ASV use in CHF Heart Failure Patients ResMed has recently issued a notice that warns patients about the use of adaptive servo ventilation (ASV). Preliminary data from the SERVE-HF study suggest ...

Best Mattresses to Buy – Mattress Reviews

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EEG Stages of Sleep from a sleep study

Stages of Sleep

There are five stages of sleep. Scientists categorized the stages of sleep based on the characteristics of the brain and body during sleep. Stage 1,2,3, and 4, are categorized as ‘non-REM sleep’, and the ...
Sleep Apnea Awareness Week

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week™ is sponsored by the American Sleep Association. During the campaign, ASA and its affiliates will be increasing awareness about the dangers of untreated sleep apnea. The primary objective of this ...
School students and Sleep

Poor Academic Performance Linked to Irregular Sleeping Patterns

In prior studies, scientists analyzed different variations of sleep patterns, including data on quality of sleep, sleep and wake times, as well as number of hours slept.  Evidence suggests that there is a link ...

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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