The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) presents sleep specialists and other medical professionals with opportunities to enhance their understanding of sleep and sleep disorders. These opportunities equip health care providers with the latest scientific evidence in the field so that they can provide the highest quality medical care for patients with sleep disorders.
Sleep Science & Medicine Resources
The American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) was established to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards of Sleep Medicine, and issue certificates of special knowledge in Sleep Medicine to Physicians and PhDs in related fields.
The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research that accelerates the pace of medical discoveries to improve the quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia.
The ASAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder.
Association of Polysomnographic Technologists
Established in 1978 as the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists (APT), the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) is the premier allied health membership association of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of sleep and wakefulness in all people. The AAST is the leading advocate for the sleep technology profession.
For more than 25 years, we offer our patients the full diagnostic and therapeutic spectrum for insomnia and disorders of the sleep-wake cycle. We developed the measuring unit, the so-called “Marburg case”, it was the first time the world possible to investigate patients with sleep-related breathing disorders at home. Thus the importance, frequency, and the health risk of these disorders was recognized early.
Online Publications on Sleep Disorders.
Our 25th Annual National Conference may be behind us, but the DECADE OF HOPE has just begun! This year’s Conference inspired, renewed, connected and gave hope to 260 people with and without narcolepsy from all over the country.
National Sleep Foundation’s publication, sleepmatters® , recently spoke with comedian, Mike Birbiglia, about his sleep disorder and what it was like living in a Macy’s window for Downy’s Clean Sheet Week.
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 information on these pages should supplement, not substitute for, medical consultation. SLTBR is unable to answer clinical questions and recommends that you contact your family physician or the nearest university medical center for the name of a mood disorders or sleep disorders specialist.