The primary mission of the American Sleep Association (ASA) 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 efforts and organizations that share our primary objective or help to improve public sleep health in other beneficial ways.
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.
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.
ASA provides an interactive forum and comprehensive database of information for the general public, physicians and scientists, allied healthcare professionals, and sleep technologists.
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.