New to the field of sleep medicine?
Resources are plentiful and only a click away. As a very first step, physicians and technologists alike should read about the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. As the society for sleep professionals, the AASM is a "go-to" site for sleep center accreditation, professional development and literature for the patient population.
The National Sleep Foundation has a mission to make consumers, the medical community, and the government aware of the importance of adequate sleep. NSF promotes its mission through legislative advocacy, educational initiatives directed to healthcare providers, and fundraising to support research.
Want to learn from the leaders and meet your peers?
The national SLEEP meeting attracts sleep specialists, technologists and sleep researchers worldwide for a week, each June, of scientific meetings and exhibit hall demonstrations.
Considering a career as a sleep technologist?
The American Association of Sleep Technologists' (AAST) web site is a must read for potential technologists and individuals who are contemplating a career change. "The AAST's mission is to promote and advance the Sleep Technology Profession through continued development of educational, technical and clinical excellence in sleep disorders centers."
To advance your career and become registered as a sleep technologist, you'll want to read the guidelines for examination governed by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.