Airway Management, Inc
Airway Management holds the patent to the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) appliance.  The company is committed to offering products that improve the health and quality of life for people who suffer from sleep-disordered breathing.)

® is a custom made device worn during sleep to increase the upper airway volume and reduce collapsibility.  SomnoDent® Flex & Classic devices each utilize a unique patented fin coupling component, maximizing patient comfort and compliance. 

Certification Boards:

American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM)
The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) is an independent board of examiners that was established in 2004 for duly licensed dentists who treat sleep related breathing disorders. The ABDSM sets standards for the scope of dental sleep medicine, which includes oral appliances and upper airway surgery to treat sleep related breathing disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and assures professional dental and medical colleagues, patients, and the public of an acceptable level of education, training, and experience by those who become Diplomats of the ABDSM by examination. 

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine administered a certification examination in sleep medicine from 1978 to 1990. The AASM then voted to create the independent American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), and the ABSM assumed responsibility for the exam from 1991 to 2006. The ABSM continues to maintain and verify all of its certification records.


Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
The BRPT is an independent, non-profit certification board that seeks to cultivate the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists by providing an internationally recognized credential.

Professional Sleep Societies:

Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is a professional medical society for dentists who research, assess and manage the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders through the use of oral appliances and surgery. The AADSM provides training and resources for dental sleep specialists and works closely with the medical community to provide safe and effective treatments for sleep disorders patients.

American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST)

The AAST is a professional society for sleep technology specialists who perform the technical evaluation of patients with sleep disorders and ensure the proper use of therapeutic intervention. The AAST advances the sleep technology profession by establishing standards of care, developing training programs and materials, and promoting technical and clinical excellence.

Sleep Research Society (SRS)

The SRS is a professional membership organization for scientists involved in the study of sleep. It fosters the investigation of all aspects of sleep and its disorders, promotes training and education in the methodologies of sleep research, and provides forums for the exchange of scientific findings pertaining to sleep.

World Federation of Sleep Research & Sleep Medicine Societies (WFSRSMS)
The WFSRSMS facilitates international collaborations and cooperation among member professional sleep societies around the world and promotes sleep health as a world-wide public health priority.

Patient Groups:


American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) 
The ASAA is the only non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about sleep apnea and to serving people with this common disorder.

Narcolepsy Network
Narcolepsy Network’s primary focus is to improve the lives of those with the life-long neurological sleep disorder, narcolepsy. Their members are people who have narcolepsy or related sleep disorders, such as Idiopathic Hypersomnia, their families and friends, and professionals involved in treatment, research, and public education regarding narcolepsy.

Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)

The mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is to seek a cure for pulmonary hypertension and provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy, and awareness. 


Publications/ Journals:


Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM) 
As the official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), JCSM brings applied sleep science into focus through clinical trials, clinical reviews, case series and reports, and commentaries and debates. It also publishes reports, news and updates from the AASM.

SLEEP is the official publication of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC, which is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. The first journal to be dedicated exclusively to sleep, it is unsurpassed in its comprehensive coverage of sleep and sleep disorders.


Other Links:

Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC
The APSS is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. The APSS publishes SLEEP, a monthly, peer-reviewed scientific journal, and organizes the SLEEP Annual Meeting, which is the premier gathering of researchers, clinicians, technologists, students and other health care professionals in the fields of sleep medicine and sleep research. 

Visitors to this Web site can locate AASM-accredited sleep disorders facilities in their area. The online directory of sleep centers and labs has a map that enables visitors to search for help by state. The site also explains how accredited centers and labs that become AASM members can customize a professionally designed Web site for their practice.

On this public education Web site the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides the facts about sleep, sleep disorders, treatments and services. It communicates accurate medical information and the latest research findings in a way that is easy for the general public to understand. The Web site includes an interactive online discussion forum where visitors can post questions and responses.

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) 
The NCSDR, located within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),seeks to fulfill its goal of improving the health of Americans by serving four key functions: research, training, technology transfer, and coordination.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.


The American Sleep Medicine Foundation
The ASMF seeks to overcome the burden of untreated sleep disorders, educate the public and policy makers about sleep and promote healthy sleep across all socio-economic levels. To achieve these goals, the ASMF provides grant programs to help young physicians and scientists in their pursuits, and to help fund research to enhance our understanding of sleep.

Sleep Research Society Foundation (SRSF)
The Sleep Research Society Foundation (SRSF) provides support for growth and development in the field of sleep research. The SRSF was established in 2005 by the Sleep Research Society Board of Directors to provide support for investigators to conduct pilot studies that will form the basis of more comprehensive applications to federal agencies and private foundations.