On this public education Web site the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides the facts about sleep, sleep disorders, treatments and services. It communicates accurate medical information and the latest research findings in a way that is easy for the general public to understand. The Web site includes an interactive online discussion forum where visitors can post questions and responses. –

Visitors to this Web site can locate AASM-accredited sleep disorders facilities in their area. The online directory of sleep centers and labs has a map that enables visitors to search for help by state. The site also explains how accredited centers and labs that become AASM members can customize a professionally designed Web site for their practice.

American Board of Sleep Medicine –

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) administered a certification examination in sleep medicine from 1978 to 1990. The AASM then voted to create the independent American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), and the ABSM assumed responsibility for the exam from 1991 to 2006. The ABSM continues to maintain and verify all of its certification records.

National Sleep Foundation –

NSF is dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Foundation –

The RLS Foundation funds research to find a cure for RLS, seeks to improve the treatments of RLS, and increases awareness of this sleep disorder.

American Insomnia Association –

The American Insomnia Association (AIA) is a patient-based organization that is dedicated to assisting individuals who suffer from insomnia and increasing public awareness of both the problem of sleeplessness and the options that are available to treat it. The AIA develops educational resources, promotes research, and encourages the formation of local support groups.

American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) –

The ASAA is the only non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about sleep apnea and to serving people with this common disorder.

Narcolepsy Network –

Narcolepsy Network’s primary focus is to improve the lives of those with the life-long neurological sleep disorder, narcolepsy. Their members are people who have narcolepsy or related sleep disorders, such as Idiopathic Hypersomnia, their families and friends, and professionals involved in treatment, research, and public education regarding narcolepsy.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) –

The mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is to seek a cure for pulmonary hypertension and provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy, and awareness.