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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Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Napping and Memory, Truck Driver, Exercise and Sleep, and Strokes

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Is it true that napping can improve memory for things learned prior to the nap? I am a college student and find I do much better on tests when I have ...
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Risk of Atrial Fibrillation May be Higher in Patients with Sleep Apnea

New research, as presented at the 2017 ATS International Conference, found that patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF or a-fib). Obstructive sleep apnea is ...
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Sleep Apnea Hits Low-Income African-American Children the Hardest

New research shows that severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is a major issue in Washington D.C.; however, it is more commonly found in African-American children from lower income households, and the diagnosis ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...


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