Achieving optimal health through better sleep.
The AASM improves sleep health and promotes high quality patient centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.
The AASM develops clinical guidelines for the sleep field and accredits both sleep disorders centers and home sleep apnea testing programs; advocates for legislation and regulations that promote patient access to high quality sleep care; and publishes essential resources for the field such as the International Classification of Sleep Disorders and the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events. The AASM also organizes premier educational events such as Sleep Medicine Trends; publishes the latest research in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine; and promotes awareness of the importance of seeking sleep-related medical care from a board certified sleep medicine physician and the team of health care professionals at an AASM accredited facility.
The Board of Directors is the policy making body of the AASM and comprises the president, president-elect, immediate past president, secretary/treasurer, and eight directors elected by the membership.
Changes to the Bylaws of the AASM must be approved by the general membership.
AASM volunteers help advance the field of sleep medicine by serving on a committee or task force, as course faculty or chair, and in positions of leadership.
Download the AASM fact sheet to learn more. For more information about sleep disorders such as insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea, or to search a directory of AASM accredited member sleep centers, visit www.sleepeducation.org.