Thank you for visiting American Sleep Association ® (ASA).
The primary mission of American Sleep Association is to improve public health by increasing awareness about the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep disorders. A secondary mission is to support other organizations that share our objective.
ASA was founded in 2002 by sleep professionals as a member-driven public awareness effort. 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.