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  • Ode to Joy: Understanding narcolepsy with cataplexy

    Aug 22 2019...
    The main character in the new film “Ode to Joy” is someone we don’t often see in movies or on TV: a person who has narcolepsy with cataplexy. READ MORE>>
  • Six facts about sleep apnea

    Aug 06 2019...
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that repeatedly causes you to stop breathing during sleep. Warning signs include loud snoring and gasping or choking sounds as you sleep. READ MORE>>
  • Sleeping well in the age of stress

    Nov 09 2018...
    We wanted to find out more about the world of sleep and how it regenerates our bodies, as well as the common causes of sleep deprivation and available treatment options. So we spoke to a leading expert in the field of sleep medicine. READ MORE>>
  • AAHS launches access to care awareness campaign and survey

    Sep 10 2018...
    As part of the new “Access to Information…Access to Care” awareness campaign, the American Alliance for Healthy Sleep invites you to complete the Access to Care survey. READ MORE>>
  • American Alliance for Healthy Sleep seeks involvement from people with sleep disorders

    Jan 18 2018...
    Yesterday the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) introduced the formation of a new patient-focused membership organization, the American Alliance for Healthy Sleep (AAHS). READ MORE>>
  • Rusty the narcoleptic dog

    Dec 22 2017...
    Have you heard of Rusty the narcoleptic dog? He’s the star of a popular YouTube clip, which shows him running and barking in the grass before suddenly falling asleep. The video, posted in 2005, has racked up over four million views. Video footage was taken from a 1990’s psychology education video, so it’s likely that Rusty has passed away since then, after living the glamorous life of an internet sensation. READ MORE>>
  • Short sleepers and long sleepers

    Apr 10 2017...
    It’s not uncommon to meet an adult who sleeps less than six hours a night, but it is uncommon to meet one who feels rested after six hours of sleep or less. Contrary to popular belief, there is a small percentage of adults who don’t require the recommended seven hours of sleep each night. Someone like this is called a short sleeper, and they function well during the day even after sleeping less than six hours a night. READ MORE>>
  • Confessions of a nighttime tooth grinder

    Apr 04 2017...
    I don’t know how long I’ve been grinding my teeth, but I started speculating there was a problem when I visited my dentist a few years ago regarding a clicking noise in my jaw. My dentist noticed signs of wear on my teeth and suggested I was grinding and clenching my teeth during the night. Tooth grinding is also called sleep related bruxism. READ MORE>>
  • You can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea

    Jun 08 2015...
    By joining MyApnea.org, you can help improve the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and be a part of one of the largest networks of patients ever to advance research on sleep apnea. READ MORE>>
  • Depression and insomnia are linked to frequent nightmares

    Apr 09 2015...
    A new study suggests that depression and insomnia are the strongest risk factors for having frequent nightmares.

    The study involved 13,922 adults. They ranged in age from 25 to 74 years. All of the study subjects answered a series of questions about their health. READ MORE>>