What is the AASM and What Do They Do?

The AASM is a professional group supporting sleep medicine professionals, emphasizing top-notch care. It provides educational programs, development opportunities, and clinical guidelines to advance sleep medicine. Additionally, it sets accreditation standards for sleep centers and certifies sleep technologists.
Written by
Andrew Brewer
Published on
January 4, 2024

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and sleep research. Founded in 1975, the AASM has grown to become the leading voice in the field of sleep medicine, with more than 10,000 members worldwide.

The AASM is committed to promoting excellence in sleep health care, education, and research. Its mission is to improve sleep health and promote high-quality patient-centered care through advocacy, education, and research.

The AASM logo is a registered trademark of the AASM.

The AASM is an advocate for patients and sleep professionals. It works with legislators, government agencies, and other organizations to promote policies that advance sleep health and improve access to sleep care.


The AASM provides a wide range of educational opportunities for sleep professionals at all levels of their careers. It offers online courses, webinars, and in-person meetings, as well as a comprehensive board review course for those seeking certification as a sleep specialist.


The AASM is also committed to advancing the science of sleep. It funds research grants and collaborates with other organizations to support research that will improve our understanding of sleep disorders and their treatment.


One of the most important functions of the AASM is to accredit sleep facilities and laboratories. The AASM sets standards for these facilities and provides accreditation to those that meet its criteria. This helps to ensure that patients receive high-quality care and that sleep professionals have access to the resources they need to provide that care.


The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is an important organization for anyone involved in the field of sleep medicine. It provides advocacy, education, and research opportunities that help to advance the science of sleep and improve the quality of care that patients receive. Its accreditation program helps to ensure that patients receive high-quality care, and its work with legislators and government agencies helps to promote policies that advance sleep health and improve access to care. If you are involved in the field of sleep medicine, you should consider becoming a member of the AASM to take advantage of its many resources and opportunities.

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