Links / Resources

Sleep Definitions/Glossary

Many of the terms used in the sleep field are unique and may be unfamiliar to you. Our Sleep Definitions/Glossary page can help you better understand them.

Consumer Education Sites

Sleep Education
The sleep education site of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The academy is the primary organization of sleep professionals in the world.

National Sleep Foundation
The National Sleep Foundation is organization which provides comprehensive sleep education and awareness programs

American Sleep Apnea Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to the education of the public about sleep apnea and serving people with this common disorder.

American Sleep Association
The American Sleep Association is a patient-based organization that is dedicated to assisting and providing resources to individuals who suffer from insomnia.

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides the latest information about restless legs syndrome.

Narcolepsy Network, Inc.
Narcolepsy Network, Inc. is a national non-profit patient support organization for patients, families and individuals with an interest in narcolepsy

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (Narcolepsy)
The branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that is involved with research into diseases of the brain provides this informational web page on Narcolepsy.

Stanford Medicine, Center for Narcolepsy
Stanford’s narcolepsy research has led the world in the understanding and treatment of this disorder.

Respironics is a manufacturer and distributor of positive airway pressure equipment and supplies.

Consumer Help

How to Choose a Sleep Center

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sleep centers accredited by the academy are listed by state. Contact information and their web sites are included.
Find a Facility

American Board of Sleep Medicine
The American board of Sleep Medicine list of physicians who have demonstrated their knowledge of sleep medicine by passing a rigorous two-day test to become board certified in the field.

Healthcare Professionals

We are available to perform an in-service for your staff on sleep disorders and the role of a sleep center in the care of your patients. We provide professional, prompt and conscientious service to you, your office and your patients. Our sleep physician provide the care and support your patients need.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is the primary organization of sleep professionals in the world.

American College of Chest Physicians
The American College of Chest Physicians is a professional association of physicians interested in diseases of the chest.

American Thoracic Society
The American Thoracic Society is the major medical association dedicated to advancing lung, critical care and sleep medicine.

Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
The academy is a professional membership organization promoting the use and research of oral appliances and oral surgery for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing.

Fact Sheets for Specific Problems

Obstructive Sleep Apnea fact sheet – Obstructive Apnea Fact Sheet

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment fact sheet – Obstructive Apnea Treatment Fact Sheet

Periodic Limb Movements fact sheet –  Periodic Limb Movements Fact Sheet

REM Behavior Disorder fact sheet – REM Behavior Disorder handout

Additional Educational Resources

For additional educational resources on for specific questions on this site, please go to:

How to Select a Sleep Center
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Excessive Sleepiness
Sleep Movement Disorders

Pediatric Resources

American Thoracic Society
The American Thoracic Society is the major medical association dedicated to advancing lung, critical
care and sleep medicine.
Standards and Indications for Cardiopulmonary Sleep Studies in Children

American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is the association of pediatric physicians.
Technical Report: Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Medical Sleep Product Sites, Manufacturers, and Information

Fisher & Paykel
(800) 446-3908

(800) 424-0737

(800) 345-6443

Articles by The Sleep Center Staff

“The Relationship Between Sleep and Weight in a Suburban Sleep Center: Observations and Speculations on Apnea and Weight” – Published by RG Hooper in Nature and Science of Sleep; November 2016 (in press)

Sleep Disordered Breathing, The Conditions” – November 2007

“Sleep Disordered Breathing, The Events”
– September 2007

“Nasal Airflow in Sleep-Disordered Breathing”
Published by RG Hooper in CHEST 2004; volume 126: pages 316-317.

“Forced Inspiratory Nasal Flow-Volume Curves, A Simple Test of Nasal Airflow”
Published in the MAYO CLINIC PROCEEDINGS 2001;volume 76 No 10: pages 990-994.

“Congestive Heart Failure And Sleep Apnea”

“Sleep Apnea and Coronary Artery Disease”

“Sleep Apnea and Hypertension”

More on our Staff Publications page.

Updated January 2020