Sleep Organizations

National Patient Organizations and Sites
Sleep Apnea Patient-Centered Outcomes Network (SAPCON) Through their patient portal website,, SAPCON provides a patient-led community that allows patients to share their information, experiences and views directly with researchers to inform future sleep research, as well as resources and community for sleep apnea patients.
Circadian Sleep Disorders Network The Circadian Sleep Disorders Network is dedicated to increasing awareness of circadian rhythm sleep disorders through support, research and education.
Narcolepsy Network, Inc. (NN) The Narcolepsy Network is a patient support organization that provides assistance to those suffering from Narcolepsy, while also increasing awareness of this disorder.
Wake Up Narcolepsy Wake Up Narcolepsy is a nonprofit organization seeking to find a cure for Narcolepsy through advanced medical research and increased awareness.
Hypersomnia Foundation    The Hypersomnia Foundation provides information and resources for patients with idiopathic hypersomnia and related sleep disorders.
Project Sleep Project Sleep is a support organization that offers scholarships, a leadership training program, and national campaigns advocating for sleep disorders awareness.             AASM-sponsored patient site including general information on sleep disorders, testing and treatment as well as promoting healthy sleep habits. Also search for AASM-accredited sleep facilities.

National Professional/Membership Organizations
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is the leading voice in the sleep field promoting excellence in sleep medicine. The AASM improves sleep health by promoting high quality patient care through advocacy, education, research and standards. The AASM is a sleep provider membership organization.
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine bridges the gap between sleep physicians and dentist to advance the treatment of snoring and sleeping disorders. The AADSM is a professional society dedicated to the practice of dental sleep medicine.
American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) The American Association of Sleep Technologists works to support sleep technologists through the provision of education, resources and advocacy.

American Sleep Association

The American Sleep Association is a professional member organization for sleep providers focused on public awareness of sleep disorders.
AASM Foundation The AASM Foundation provides research grant funding and career development opportunities for all levels of sleep researchers.
National Sleep Foundation (NSF) The National Sleep Foundation is a global platform dedicated to improving health through sleep education and awareness. The NSF publishes Sleep Health, a peer-reviewed journal addressing sleep health and an annual national sleep survey.
Sleep Research Society (SRS) The Sleep Research Society fosters scientific research in all areas of sleep and publishes the journal SLEEP.
Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM)        The SBSM is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of sleep through research, awareness, and advocacy addressing the behavioral, psychological and physiological aspects of sleep.

State Sleep Societies
State sleep societies generally provide education, communication and advocacy support for sleep professionals within the state.  Click to find a list of current state sleep societies.
International Organizations
International Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Study Group The International RLS Study Group is comprised of professionals seeking to advance the research of restless legs syndrome (RLS).  
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) MDS is a professional society for healthcare professional addressing Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, including restless legs syndrome.        
World Sleep Society         The WSS holds international educational congresses, publishes a specialty journal and promotes World Sleep Day and offers an international certification exam for sleep medicine.
Government Agencies
The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) A National Institutes of Health center dedicated to supporting ongoing sleep research, training of sleep researchers, and coordinating the Federal government’s efforts focused on sleep disorders.           
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The CDC is the leading national public health institute; beyond general information on sleep disorders, the CDC provides a vast array of national public survey information and statistics on sleep disorders.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration      Government body that seeks to reduce the costs of road crashes through setting and enforcing safety standards and public education and research.  The NHTSA provides information regarding drowsy driving, including national statistics on drowsy driving, and sponsors national efforts to combat drowsy driving.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) A service provided by the Office of Disability Employment Policy under the U.S. Department of Labor, JAN provides information and resources for individuals needing work accommodations due to a disability or medical condition.
Provider Resources
American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM)                     The American Board of Sleep Medicine certified sleep physicians through 2007 and currently offers the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) credential for sleep technologists.  A searchable database of physicians board-certified in sleep medicine through the ABSM is available. 
Issue/Cause Specific Resources
Drowsy Driving   Drowsy Driving information and advocacy resource provided by the National Sleep Foundation.                    
Start School Later Start School Later is a group of parents, educators, health care and sleep professionals with a goal of promoting healthy sleep for children/teenagers through school start times of 8:30 a.m. or later.
The Truck Safety Coalition              The Truck Safety Coalition works to advance the safety of the trucking industry in the United States, including addressing drowsy driving.           
American Telemedicine Association (ATA)     The ATA works to improve the quality, equity and affordability of healthcare through increased use and acceptability of telemedicine.
 Volunteer Organizations
Babies Need Boxes Babies Need Boxes provides expectant parents with an infant safe sleep box, materials, and information as well as other baby essentials.
Sweet Dreamzzz Sweet Dreamzzz provides healthy sleep education and bedtime essential materials to at-risk school age children in Michigan.
Sleep Tight Kids   Sleep Tight Kids provides bedtime comfort items, such as stuffed animals, blankets, and nightlights, to children in need in North Carolina.
Sleeping Children Around the World   Sleeping Children Around the World provides bedkits (mattress, sheets, and other essentials) to children in developing countries around the world.