I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know - Ernest Hemingway


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Waking Up to the Need for (Enough) Sleep

Your heavy-drinking partier friends have uttered a variation on the theme many, many times: There'll be plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead.  But while that's all well and good if you don't care about how long or well you'll live, to anyone who really wants to make the most of her time on Earth, when it comes to waking life, more is not better.

As Harvard Medical School's Division of Sleep Medicine outlines, in the short term, not getting enough sleep hurts judgment, diminishes the ability to learn and retain information, and may increase the risk…

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 Waking Up to the Need for (Enough) Sleep

Many resign themselves to not getting enough sleep, while many others don't realize how much they need or what insufficient sleep does to the body and brain. Educating society about these facts is key to making changes that can result in a more rested—and therefore healthier and more productive—populace.

European Sleep and Research Society

The purpose of the society is to promote research on sleep and related areas, to improve the care for patients with sleep disorders and to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding sleep research and sleep medicine.

Sleep for Science

The E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep Research Laboratory, directed by Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D., is an internationally-recognized center for research on sleep and development...Make yourself at home and learn how to get involved as a research participant or a member of our team. Our alums have a special home here.

Sleep Health Foundation

Our mission is to improve people’s lives through better sleep. We are spreading the sleep health message through a strong media and internet presence, engagement with community leaders, interaction with other health bodies, and an ongoing program of development and distribution of educational information designed for the public by sleep experts.

Sleep Research Society

In 1961, a small group of researchers founded what eventually became the Sleep Research Society (SRS). Since then, membership has grown to all levels and disciplines in sleep and circadian science across the globe.

The Sleep Council

Our vision is to raise the profile of sleep as a major factor for health and wellbeing and to be recognised as the third pillar of good health alongside diet and exercise. A good night’s rest is essential to a healthy lifestyle – protecting you physically and mentally as well as boosting your quality of living.

World Sleep Society

The fundamental mission of the World Sleep Society is to advance sleep health worldwide. World Sleep Society will fulfill this mission by promoting and encouraging education, research and patient care throughout the World, particularly in those parts of the world where the practice of sleep medicine is less developed.

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Established in 1991, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM is the leading national organization for dentists who use oral appliance therapy to manage sleep-disordered breathing, which includes snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

The AASM improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.

American Association of Sleep Technologists

AAST is the leader in continuing education helping sleep technologists adapt to the changes in sleep medicine.

American SIDS Institute

Founded in 1983, the American SIDS Institute, a national nonprofit health care organization, is dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program.

American Sleep Apnea Association

The ASAA is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by this common disorder.

American Sleep Association

The American Sleep Association (ASA) is a national organization focused on improving public awareness about sleep disorders and sleep health, promoting sleep medicine research, and providing a portal for communication between patients, physicians/healthcare professionals and scientists.

Australasian Sleep Association

The Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) began by a small group of passionate people and is the peak scientific body in Australia & New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of Sleep.

British Sleep Society

The British Sleep Society (BSS) is a professional organisation for medical, scientific and healthcare workers dealing with sleeping disorders. We are a registered British charity and our ultimate aim is to improve public health by promoting education and research into sleep and its disorders.

Canadian Sleep Society

The Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) / Société Canadienne du Sommeil (SCS) is a professional association of clinicians, scientists and technologists formed in June 1986 to further the advancement and understanding of sleep and its disorders through scientific study and public awareness.

International Pediatric Sleep Association

The International Pediatric Sleep Association operates exclusively for scientific and educational purposes...

Narcolepsy UK

UKAN, the Narcolepsy Association UK (Registered Charity No. 326361) is an association of people with narcolepsy, their relatives and others interested in improving their lot. Its registered objects are the benefit, relief and aid of persons suffering from narcolepsy.

National Bed Federation

The National Bed Federation is the recognised trade association representing UK manufacturers of beds and their suppliers. Founded in 1912, our members today account for about 75% of the total UK bedding turnover

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Located within the Division of Lung Diseases of the NHLBI, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) was established in 1993 to foster the coordination of sleep and circadian research within NIH and other Federal agencies.

National Sleep Foundation

Alerting the public, healthcare providers and policymakers to the life-and-death importance of adequate sleep is central to the mission of NSF. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders.

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

Are you experiencing symptoms linked to restless legs syndrome (RLS)? Find tools and support to help get your life back.

SIDS Network

A World of Information and Support on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Other Infant Death

Society for Research on Biological Rhythms

The Society for Research on Biological Rhythms was formed to: -Promote advancement of basic and applied research in all aspects of biological rhythms; -Disseminate the important results of that research among scientists, to the agencies that fund research and to the general public...

Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine is an interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing the scientific approach to studying the behavioral, psychological, and physiological dimensions of sleep and sleep disorders and the application of this knowledge to the betterment of individuals and societies worldwide.

Swiss Society of Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology

We welcome you to the official webpage of the Swiss Society of Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology. Since 1991 our efforts have been to provide information about sleep and sleep-related disorders to clinicians and to optimize diagnosis and therapy of sleep disorders.

The Baby Sleep Site

To give parents a judgment-free place to go for information, help and support about baby and toddler sleep troubles.

Working Time Society

The Working Time Society (WTS) and the Scientific Committee on “Shiftwork and Working Time” of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH-SC SW&WT) are twin associations focused on studies, research and practices on psycho-social aspects and health problems connected with night and shift work and, more generally, with working hours.

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