The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) was originally formed as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers in 1975. Today, the AASM is the premiere professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, students and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. Sleep medicine is a recognized medical specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of sleep and daytime alertness.
Dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and related research, the AASM’s mission is to assure quality care for patients with sleep disorders, to promote the advancement of sleep research and to provide public and professional education.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has launched Sleepeducation.com, a new patient education website. The website provides current, topical content about sleep disorders and disease management, as well as videos that offer additional information on important patient-oriented topics.
The American Sleep Apnea Association is the only non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about sleep apnea and to serving people with this common disorder.
The American Sleep Apnea Association is dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder. The ASAA promotes education and awareness, the ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network of voluntary mutual support groups, research, and continuous improvement in care.
MayoClinic.com offers useful and up-to-date information in more than 35 disease and lifestyle categories.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders. This means helping the public better understand the importance of sleep and the benefits of good sleep habits, and recognizing the signs of sleep problems so that they can be properly diagnosed and treated.
Narcolepsy Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to individuals with narcolepsy and related sleep disorders. Their mission is to provide services to educate, advocate, support and improve awareness of this neurological sleep disorder.
The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is a non-profit organization providing the latest information about RLS. The goals of the Foundation are to increase awareness, improve treatments, and through research, find a cure for RLS, a condition which severely affects the lives of millions of individuals. Incorporated since 1992.
The World Federation of Sleep Research & Sleep Medicine Societies (WFSRSMS) was founded in 1987. Their mission is to facilitate international collaborations and cooperation among professional sleep societies around the world, promote sleep health as a world-wide public health priority, disseminate globally professional information on sleep medicine and sleep science, foster awareness of the importance of sleep research and the impact of sleep disorders, sponsor international Congresses on state-of-the-art developments in sleep medicine and sleep research, and support international training in clinical sleep medicine and sleep research.