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Ask the ASA: Kids’ Bedtimes are Sliding Later

Welcome to 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 time around, Dr….
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Fall Allergies and Your Sleep

For many people, seasonal allergies begin and end in the spring.  At that time, pollen is all over your car and you’re miserable for a few weeks before it all ends.  For others, though, each season brings a different challenge, and autumn is almost as bad as spring. According to WebMD, “fall allergy triggers are…
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Five Tips to Help You Nap Like a Pro

The world is in the grips of an epidemic of mass proportions.  It’s called sleep deprivation.  As many as 50% of us are getting well less than the seven to eight hours of sleep that are recommended each night.  How do we battle that?   If you’re unable to ensure that you get your full…
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Questions and Answers About Dreams, With the ASA

The most common questions we get from visitors to SleepBetter.org are about dreams.  It’s not surprising, as they are rather mysterious even to the experts.  We asked some of the most common questions to Dr. Neil Kline from the American Sleep Association (ASA). Why do we dream? Dr. Kline: Although there is much that we…
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New Study: Having Your Dog in the Bedroom is a Good Thing

It turns out maybe having Fido or Fifi in your bedroom with you is okay, as long as the pup isn’t actually in your bed. It’s no secret that dogs love to sleep near their favorite humans.  And, in many cases, the feeling is mutual.    According to the American Veterinary Association, more than 40…
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Six Tips for Your Autumn Sleep Check-up

Labor Day has come and gone and it’s time to get back into the fall routine.  The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and it won’t be long before the leaves start changing colors.  Autumn has always been an ideal time to step back and look at your family’s needs. Getting…
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Sleep Comfortably Without Electricity

The entire nation has been watching the destruction from the wind and incredible amount of rainfall from Hurricane Harvey in and around Houston, and is now bracing itself for the monster Hurricane Irma to hit somewhere in Florida and in the southeast.  Even if you’re one of the lucky ones that doesn’t have to evacuate,…
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10 Tips for Better Back-to-School Sleep

Across the United States, students in grades K through 12 are getting ready to go back to school.  In fact, a few school systems have already started.  One of the tougher things as a parent is getting your child off the “sleep as long as you want” routine that happens in the summer, and onto…
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From the ASA: When Should You See a Sleep Specialist?

By Dr. Neil Kline, American Sleep Association Sleep specialists treat patients who have sleep disorders and sleep problems. A sleep specialist may be a physician or a clinical psychologist with extra training in sleep and sleep disorders. There are many types of sleep disorders and sleep problems. Generally, individuals should seek care for a sleep…
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Sleep Better in the Heat

Summer officially starts tomorrow, and in many parts of the country, it already feels like it.  The heat and humidity are in full effect in the east, and in the southwest temperatures in some areas are topping an outrageous 120 degrees.  The situation could be made worse by the fact that hurricane season just started…
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