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The Sleep Research Society (SRS) is an organization that promotes the science of sleep and related disorders. Additionally, the SRS is dedicated to the training and education of future sleep researchers.

Sleep Research Society
Typeprofessional association
HeadquartersDarien, IL
Official language
Ronald Symusiak, PhD



The organization traces its roots to a meeting in 1961 of sleep researchers in Chicago, IL.[1] The group adopted an official name, the Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep (APSS), in 1964. The name was changed to the Sleep Research Society in 1982. The acronym APSS is still in use today to refer to the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, which is a partnership between the SRS and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The society currently has over 1,200 members who are members of one of four sections: Basic Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Sleep and Behavior, and Sleep Disorders. Leadership of the society is provided by a 12 member Board of Directors[2] and standing committees.


The Sleep Research Society Foundation (SRSF) was founded in 2005.[3] This foundation provides funding for pilot grants to sleep researchers. The J. Christian Gillin, M.D. Research Grant provides funding to junior faculty while the Elliott D. Weitzman, M.D. Research Grant provides funding to novel and innovated research.


The SRS Bulletin is quarterly newsletter that covers recent developments in sleep research, issues related to SRS, and highlights of members and their laboratories.

The Journal SLEEP' is a monthly peer reviewed journal focusing on sleep research and medicine.[4] SLEEP is managed by the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. The Editor-in-Chief is David Dinges, Ph.D. with Colin Espie, Ph.D. serving as one of Deputy Editors.[5]


SLEEP Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, is a yearly scientific meeting held in partnership with the AASM, Approximately 6,000 to 7,000 people attend each year to hear presentations on the latest research related to sleep and sleep medicine. It is the largest meeting in the United States solely devoted to sleep and sleep medicine and is composed of scientific sessions and an exhibition hall.[6] Abstracts for presentations are published in a supplemental issue of the journal SLEEP.

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