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Are Night Owls Less Healthy?

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Night owls take note — there’s a new study that says your way of life isn’t the healthiest. Sleep deficits and poor-quality sleep have been linked to obesity and a myriad of health problems, but this study by University of Delaware researcher Freda Patterson and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the…
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Why “Night Shift” on Your iPhone is Important

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We’ve said for years that using your electronic devices before bed (or worse, while you’re in bed) is a really bad idea.  The reason for this is that screens like the ones on smartphone, tablets, computers, and even televisions emit blue light, which has been shown to be a trigger to your brain that it’s…
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Stressed Out Over Taxes? Take a Nap!

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Procrastinators have an extra three days to put off the inevitable this year, as the deadline for filing individual income taxes is April 18 in 2016, rather than the usual April 15.  For some taxpayers, the extended deadline represents welcome preparation time, but for others, it just represents a few extra days to be stressed out…
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Is Spring the Worst Season for Sleep?

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Spring: The doldrums of winter are being shaken off, and everything is turning green. So, how could we say such a cheerful season could be difficult in any way? Let us count the ways… 1) Pollen: Unfortunately, when we say everything is green, in many parts of the country (particularly the east and south) that…
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Fight Spring Pollen Allergies, and Sleep Better

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In many parts of the country, you can already tell it’s spring. You can tell by the coughing, wheezing, sneezing and sniffing. Yes, spring allergy season is upon us. Pollen is a fine dust or powder released by plants to help with germination. Unfortunately, pollen is also the number one allergy trigger in the United…
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Ask the ASA: Benadryl for Restless Leg Syndrome?

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Welcome to the inaugural Ask the ASA, a regular feature that allows our visitors to ask questions and receive answers from the American Sleep Association!  Use our contact form to send in your questions (or send them to us via Facebook orTwitter), and we’ll select the best ones to receive answers from the ASA. This time…
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Top Five Spring Cleaning Sleep Tips

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After a long and cold winter, springtime is finally on the horizon. And, people hoping to improve the quality of their sleep should see spring as a perfect occasion to consider some changes in their sleeping environment. While the first days of spring don’t automatically mean the end of cold weather for some folks in the…
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Ask the ASA: Too Many Dreams

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Welcome to the inaugural Ask the ASA, a regular feature that allows our visitors to ask questions and receive answers from the American Sleep Association!  Use our contact form to send in your questions (or send them to us via Facebook or Twitter), and we’ll select the best ones to receive answers from the ASA. This…
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Avoid March Madness Sleep Deprivation

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It’s March, and the college basketball conference tournaments have ended.  The seedings have been selected by the NCAA, and that means all that’s left is for the games to be played … LOTS of games. March Madness, otherwise known as the NCAA Basketball Tournament, starts today.  Over the two-and-a-half weeks, 68 teams from around the…
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5 Tips to Help Spring Forward and Stay Rested

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Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States on Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m., which means before going to bed on Saturday, we should turn our clocks forward one hour.  Most people don’t sleep as much as they should, so losing an hour can lead to sleepiness and even disorientation.   Since the…
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