The lifelong duel between motherhood and sleep

Sleep deprivation across the lifespan of motherhood: Untreated chronic sleep deprivation for any person does not end well, especially if it’s left untreated for years. Let’s go in with eyes wide open and identify all the myriad ways in which Moms can—and will—lose sleep during their careers as mothers. Some of these causes for sleep problems are just part of life, to be sure, but sleep debt left to accrue over the years is a key reason for mothers to seriously consider getting help for their sleep problems.

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World Hypertension Day is May 17: Women, do you know your numbers?

When women become hypertensive, they run the risk of having strokes, heart attacks, or developing heart disease or heart arrhythmias, as well as other conditions related to pregnancy, such as preeclampsia. … Certain sleep problems can aggravate preexisting hypertension and may even lead to its development, such as circadian rhythm disorders, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), primary snoring, restless leg syndrome (RLS), shift work disorder, and sleep deprivation by any cause.

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SLEEP: The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever

Share your women’s sleep health stories at our Sleep Health Forum: how you survived mom-related sleep deprivation, what challenges you as a mom to get sleep right now, what the ages and stages of your kids’ development can do to your own sleep schedule, how pregnancy shaped your sleep, experiences with postpartum depression related to sleep loss, and any questions you have for our members.

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Newsworthy: The ASAA receives first ever digital research collaboration award from Evidation Health

San Mateo, CA-based healthcare innovator Evidation Health granted the American Sleep Apnea Association its first Digital Research Collaboration Award last week. The award, part of Evidation’s Real Life Study Platform, marks a new partnership between the digital health and research company and the ASAA to achieve measurably better health-related outcomes using real-life data from connected patients.

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