To learn more about sleep disorders and their treatments, check out some of the following resources.
Beating Insomnia with Commonsense, Medical, and New Age Techniques
Francis B. Buda, MD
New York, 2000
No More Sleepless Nights
Peter Hauri, PhD, and Shirley Linde, PhD
John Wiley & Sons
New York, 1996
Say Good Night to Insomnia
A Drug-Free Program Developed at Harvard Medical School
Gregg D. Jacobs, PhD
New York, 1999
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
This association’s Web site features less consumer-oriented information than the others listed here, but the site is still useful for people interested in locating an accredited sleep study center near them. Click on “Find a Sleep Center” under “Patient Resources.”
American Sleep Apnea Association
The ASAA provides information on sleep apnea and also organizes a national network of support groups.
National Sleep Foundation
An organization that offers information on sleep disorders and funds sleep research. A number of brochures and fact sheets with helpful hints for better sleep can be viewed on its Web site.
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
The foundation’s Web site has information on restless legs syndrome, a directory of providers who specialize in its treatment, and a list of support groups. To receive a free booklet on dealing with restless legs syndrome, call (877) INFO-RLS (463-6757).
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