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The Academy of Sleep & Wellness

The mission of the Academy of Sleep and Wellness is to cultivate knowledge and facilitate education in public, patient, professional and corporate communities on the vital role sleep plays in promoting and maintaining health and quality of life.

In addition to exercise and nutrition, quality sleep is vital to wellness. Great sleep helps improve mood, memory, reaction time and athletic performance. Poor sleep, through established chemical reactions in the body, can lead to making unhealthy nutritional choices and decrease motivation to exercise. It can also increase risk for heart disease, stroke and automobile accidents.

Poor sleep can stem from bad habits that compromise your sleep to a multitude of sleep disorders. Although more complicated issues may involve working with a sleep medicine professional to resolve, many of these issues are easily addressed with direct patient education about the problem.

Many health care professionals are inadequately educated about sleep’s affects on the wellness of their patients. Knowledge about sleep and wellness in the hands of health care professionals can improve both the general wellness of their patients as well as improving the course of many comorbid conditions.

The ACADEMY OF SLEEP AND WELLNESS provides educational programs for a wide range of audiences from public to medical professionals.

Online Learning

The Academy of Sleep and Wellness offers a wide range of online courses and webinars. From online continuing education for healthcare professionals to online sleep and wellness curriculum for patients and the public. ASW also provides education for many different audiences including public, patients, corporations and occupational health programs as well as current and potential health professionals.

Clinical Sleep Educator

Lack of knowledge about how to best manage sleep disorders can lead to poor quality patient health outcomes. Whether you are a physician or a dentist, a nurse, a nurse practitioner, a respiratory therapist, or any other health professional, this course will provide the knowledge you need to identify and provide intervention for your patient with a sleep disorder. Those who complete this course may take the optional Certification in Clinical Sleep Health exam. Please check the BRPT website for details on eligibility for the exam.

We are thrilled to announce the BRPT has designated our Clinical Sleep Educator Series as STAR Self Study Program CSS004 for purpose of BRPT CCSH examination eligibility!

Stay Informed!

Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Having healthy sleep habits is often referred to as having good sleep hygiene.

Studies have shown a good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Research shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance and brain function, it can also cause weight gain and increase disease risk in both adults and children.

In contrast, good sleep can help you eat less, exercise better and be healthier. Over the past few decades, both sleep quality and quantity has declined. In fact, we average a 20% decline in the amount of sleep we get compared to hundred years ago.

If you want to optimize your health or lose weight, then getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do. The Academy of Sleep and Wellness complied all the most useful tips on getting a better night sleep into one document you may download for free when you subscribe to our newsletter!