ASA Proud to Support Non-profit, Sweet Sleep

American Sleep Association is proud to support the non-profit organization, Sweet Sleep. Sweet Sleep began as a response to the need for clean, safe places to sleep for orphaned and abandoned children. What started as one need in one country has turned into more than a decade of ministry in seven countries including the United States and over 24,500 beds… More →

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Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: sleep apnea and A-Fib, inadequate sleep, eating fish, naps hurting sleep

Ask the Sleep Doctor

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Is it true that sleep apnea, if untreated, can cause Atrial Fibrillation? Answer: Yes, recent studies have shown that over 50% of patients with atrial fibrillation have sleep apnea. In another study, sleep apnea was found to increase the incidence of A Fib three times the normal. Finally, a number of recent studies have demonstrated that the… More →

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ASA Proud to Support Non-profit, A Bed For Every Child

A Bed for Every Child

American Sleep Association is proud to support the non-profit organization, A Bed for Every Child. A Bed for Every Child works to distribute new twin beds to children throughout Massachusetts who do not have one of their own. The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless partners with public schools to assist students whose families are at risk of becoming homeless. In 2011,… More →

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Keeping A Sleep Diary and Why You May Need One

Sleep Diary – a tool to help you sleep better If you have problems sleeping, keeping a sleep diary may be a good place to start. A sleep diary can provide both you and your healthcare provider with insight on which factors may be interfering with getting the rest you need. Information, such as bedtime routine, sleep schedule and sleep… More →

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Sleep and Obesity; How sleep is influenced by weight and vice versa

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Sleep and Obesity; How sleep is influenced by weight and vice versa Obesity continues to be a major health problem in the United States. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 68 percent of adults are overweight. Of those, about 35 percent are considered obese. Several factors play a part in maintaining a healthy… More →

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Insomnia: The Mind, Body, and Emotion Connection

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Insomnia: The Mind, Body, and Emotion Connection As much as 40% of all adults in the world experience insomnia in the course of the year. In the US alone, sleep sufferers are over 70 million, 60% of which have chronic disorders. These numbers are based on various studies conducted by several experts and research institutions. A common sleep complaint, insomnia… More →

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Traveling with CPAP

Portable CPAP

How to Travel with you CPAP Machine Traveling with CPAP may seem like more of a hassle than it’s worth, but missing even just one night of CPAP can be bad for your health. The good news is you don’t have to leave your CPAP machine behind. Whether you’re in the air, on the water, or out in the woods… More →

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What Causes Snoring?

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The Causes of Snoring Outlined Do you wake up with a sore throat or is your mouth dry many mornings? Maybe your bed-mate routinely elbows you awake in the middle of the night. The problem could be snoring. May us of don’t even realize we snore unless someone tells us. But snoring may interfere with the quality of your sleep.… More →

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Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Fibromyalgia, Atrial Fibrillation, Night Terrors, Low oxygen

Ask the Sleep Doctor

Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: Fibromyalgia, Atrial Fibrillation, Night Terrors, Low oxygen We occasionally have a live Questions & Answers from a sleep doctor. Until the next ‘Ask the Sleep Doctor’, please check out the forum, where professionals and public discuss sleep issues and answer questions. Dear Dr. Rosenberg, My wife has fibromyalgia and is always tired. Her sleep… More →

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