American Insomnia Association
www.americaninsomniaassociation.com – This is an informational site about the different conditions involved with Insomnia.
American Sleep Apnea Association
sleepapnea.org – This site has several excellent information pages on sleep apnea and CPAP. It also has a sleep apnea forum on which patients can ask questions of each other; it includes forums on CPAP, oral appliances, pediatrics, and a forum for spouses. There is a section on pediatric sleep apnea as well.
www.narcolepsynetwork.org – This has a FAQ page on narcolepsy, which is quite extensive. However, it does not have any downloadable brochures.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Disorder
www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/disorder_index.htm – This website is sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). It has excellent fact sheets, but there are a limited amount of disorders discussed.
National Sleep Foundation
www.sleepfoundation.org – This is a large, comprehensive patient-education website sponsored by the largest patient sleep advocacy group, the National Sleep Foundation.
Restless Leg Foundation
www.rls.org – This provides an overview of restless leg syndrome including a FAQ page; it has several downloadable patient healthcare provider publications. It includes personal testimonials from patients with RLS and a forum/chat room section.
www.sleepdisorderchannel.com – This is a commercial patient-education website, one of many sponsored by Healthcommunities.com Inc.
www.sleepnet.com – This is a website that attempts to link all of the sleep information on the Internet, making it both comprehensive and overwhelming.
Talk About Sleep
www.talkaboutsleep.com – This is an industry-sponsored comprehensive patient education website with many features including chat and message boards.
WebMD Sleep Disorders Health Center
www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/default.htm – This site contains multiple pages of information on sleep disorders as well as a page of informative videos.
Sleep Education is a comprehensive educational resource for teachers and administrators! The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has developed lessons and activities to generate interest in the study of sleep medicine and to raise awareness of sleep disorders. Sleep is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and impacts our ability to perform in many aspects of life.