The American Sleep Association
The American Sleep Association (ASA) was founded in 2002 by a group of Sleep Professionals seeking to improve Public Health by increasing awareness of the importance of Sleep in ensuring a high quality of life, as well as the dangers of Sleep Disorders. Currently, our focus is on resolving and alleviating Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Deprivation and Snoring. Through our own Research, and by investing in the Research of others, the ASA Members and Board are committed educating millions of people on the importance of sleep health.
ASA believes that every member of the community (physician, scientist, allied health care, technologist, patient, family member, and corporate partner) can make a positive impact in this effort. ASA is not a medical society.
The field of Sleep Medicine has appreciated a tremendous amount of growth over the past few decades. Sleep scientists have uncovered many of the mysteries of sleep. Sleep medicine has become its own credentialed field. Sleep has also become a popular topic in the media.
Unfortunately, most individuals with sleep disorders and other sleep problems are still undiagnosed and untreated.
Over the past decade, the ASA has helped to educate millions of people on the importance of sleep health and the recognition of sleep disorders. Originally at www.americansleepassociation.org, the website has undergone many revisions.
|Letter from Dr. Koop, 2007
C. Everett Koop, M.D., Former United States Surgeon General
We have made exciting improvements. Our new website offers a user-friendly and interactive interface to access information and connect with others.
Private support, corporate support, and banner ads, have enabled ASA to provide all of its educational resources for free to the public. American Sleep Association LLC is a charitable for-profit entity.
We will continue to add new services and content to insure that ASA remains the premier source for sleep information. We encourage you to participate regularly at www.sleepassociation.org .