Sleep Resource Center
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This page provides helpful resources for Sleep Techs, Healthcare Providers and Patients with Sleep Disorders
AAST is the premier allied health membership association for professionals dedicated to improving the quality of sleep and wakefulness in all people. AAST is committed to promoting and advancing the sleep technologist profession while meeting the professional and educational needs of more than 2,700 members.
Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine.
As the leading voice in the sleep field, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in sleep medicine health care, education, and research. The AASM has a combined membership of 11,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals.
The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) is an independent, nonprofit certification board that cultivates the highest professional and ethical standards for sleep health professionals by providing the leading internationally recognized credential in sleep technology – the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) credential. Since the first credentialing exam administration in 1979, the BRPT has credentialed over 22,000 RPSGTs in the United States, Canada, and 32 countries overseas
State Members of the AASM are encouraged to connect with a state or regional sleep society for additional professional development opportunities and to advocate for the sleep field in your region. These independent, volunteer-driven organizations rely on the involvement and support of local members. Use the directory below to connect with your state or regional sleep society and get involved today!
At SleepFoundation.org you’ll find comprehensive health information drawn from high-quality sources and reviewed by experts in the field. Our goal is to create dependable resources to help you take charge of your health and get the sleep you need and deserve.
Founded in 1990, the National Sleep Foundation is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research, and practice.
The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy.
Sleep health is accepted as a crucial measure of overall health
The natural sleep/wake process is understood as the basis for healthy sleep
Community, infrastructure, and environments respect sleep health
Sleep science and insight are rapidly incorporated into accessible health products and services
Sleep is essential to health. Along with a balanced diet and regular exercise, sleep is one of the pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Sleep also provides a boost for your mood, alertness and energy. It enhances your memory, creativity and performance. Getting healthy sleep on a regular basis also helps keep you safe by promoting optimal alertness. However, many people have a sleep disorder that prevents them from getting the healthy sleep that they need.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine launched the Sleep Education website in 2005. The site has reliable information about sleep, sleep disorders, and treatment options. It is a valuable resource for patients who have sleep disorders. The site provides accurate medical and scientific insight in a concise manner that is easy to understand. It also provides facts that will be useful to anyone who wants to learn more about sleep.