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American Alliance for Healthy Sleep seeks involvement from people with sleep disorders

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  • Patient stories
  • Sleep Disorders
  • poor sleep

By Corinne Lederhouse  |  Jan 18, 2018
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Yesterday the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) introduced the formation of a new patient-focused membership organization, the American Alliance for Healthy Sleep (AAHS). Patients with sleep disorders are invited to become members.

The AAHS aims to promote healthy sleep and improve the lives of people who have sleep disorders. Membership connects patients and health care providers in a partnership to improve sleep health for all.

“The American Alliance for Healthy Sleep is a collaboration between patients, providers and others who have an interest in promoting healthy sleep,” AAHS Chair Patti Van Landingham said in a press release. She has been living with narcolepsy for decades. “Our goal is to improve patient care and raise public awareness by uniting people who have all sleep disorders to advocate for one another.”

Advocacy is an integral part of the AAHS mission to engage policymakers and the public to enhance understanding of and care for all sleep disorders. This includes advocating for increased clinical research funding.

Membership is open to patients who have a sleep disorder, family members of patients, health care providers, and other individuals who are interested in the AAHS vision. Member dues are only $25 for two years.

AAHS members will have access to the latest news, announcements, and sleep-related research. Patients are encouraged to share their personal stories and tips with the sleep community on an online discussion forum. Members also receive access to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

To learn more and become a member, visit


  1. 1 harinivo hall 02 May
    My sleep problems started as soon as I got off LYRIca that treated me for shingles. I am healed from shingles. I started wit Benadryl, hydroxyzine, ...   Ambien that made me real sick and now zametapam? I still do not have full sleep at night/no sleep at all most times and develops nausea and skin blackening in my arms where the shingles used to be. Could you please tell me what's going on with me and which doctor to see next? I am thinking of a neurologist because there is no sleep medecine specialist around. This has been going on for 6weeks now and I am desperate for help.
  2. 2 Magesh 20 Mar
    Really awesome images.Sleep occupies one third of our day and is an indispensable part of our daily lives. It relaxes and re-energizes our mind and body 
  3. 3 STACY METTLER 19 Feb
    Hi, My son has a significant sleep disorder. He has been diagnosed with narcolepsy by one doctor but another doctor diagnosed him with "inefficient sleep".  He is struggling to stay above water academically as a freshman in college and is desperate to find more support for his sleep problems.  I want to find as much information as I can to help him.