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    Although there is no substitute for a careful evaluation by a sleep specialist, the following resources may be helpful to you in learning more about good sleep habits and sleep disorders such as Sleep Apnea, Restless Legs Syndrome, Insomnia, and Narcolepsy.

    American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society that is dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. As the leading voice in the field of sleep medicine, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in health care, education and research.
    National Sleep Foundation
    • The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.
    Healthy Sleep
    • The Healthy Sleep website, provided by Harvard Medical School, offers educational information about the importance and science of sleep.
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
    • The NHLBI developed the Diseases and Conditions Index (DCI) for patients and the public. The DCI contains plain-language health information about diseases, conditions, tests, and procedures related to the heart, lungs, blood, and sleep.
    American Sleep Apnea Association
    • The American Sleep Apnea Association 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.
    Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
    • The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is a non-profit organization providing the latest information about RLS. The goals of the Foundation are to increase awareness, improve treatments, and through research, find a cure for RLS, a condition which severely affects the lives of millions of individuals.
    Narcolepsy Network
    • Narcolepsy Network is a national patient support organization founded in 1986 and dedicated to enhancing public awareness and providing education and assistance to people with narcolepsy.