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to the National Center on Sleep Disorders, about 70 million Americans
suffer from sleep problems; among them, nearly 60 percent have
a chronic disorder. Sleep disorders include sleep apnea, narcolepsy,
insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and others.
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- The website
of a professional membership organization, this site is geared
primarily to its members. Consumers will find some general information
about sleep disorders, a geographic guide to sleep centers, and
- American Sleep Apnea Association
- The ASAA
is a nonprofit membership organization "dedicated to reducing
injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing
the well-being of those affected by this common disorder. The
ASAA promotes education and awareness, the ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network
of voluntary mutual support groups, research, and continuous
improvement of care." Its website includes an online information
packet, ask the doctor and ask the lawyer forms, links, and membership
- Narcolepsy Network
- The Narcolepsy
network is a non-profit membership organization whose members
include "people who have narcolepsy (or related sleep disorders),
their families and friends, and professionals involved in treatment,
research, and public education regarding narcolepsy." Its
website is primarily for and about members, although there is
a "frequently asked questions" page and current newsletter.
- National Center
on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR)
- Part of
the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National
Institutes of Health, NCSDR provides research, training, technology
transfer, and coordination of government and nonprofit efforts.
Its website includes research information and a wide variety
of online publications for professionals, patients and the public.
- National Sleep Foundation
- NSF is "an
independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public
health and safety by achieving public understanding of sleep
and sleep disorders, and by supporting public education, sleep-related
research, and advocacy." Its website includes information
about sleep disorders, news, online publications, links, and
a geographic guide to "NSF Community Sleep Awareness Partners®,"
which are dues paying members of NSF.
- The Nemours
Foundation has several good articles for parents of children
with sleep problems, such as Apnea
and Your Child and Is
Parasomnia Affecting Your Child's Sleep?
- Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation
- The website
of this nonprofit organization is geared primarily to providing
information for and about members. There is a good online booklet,
sample newsletters, links, and a state-by-state guide to support
- Talk About Sleep
- Though we're
usually reluctant to list commercial sites, especially those
sponsored by drug companies or other special interests, Talkaboutsleep.com
is a great place for news about sleep disorders, live chats,
message boards, general information, and a huge, categorized
collection of links.
- Neurological Disorders
- Rare Disorders
- Resources in your state
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