What is Behavioral Sleep Medicine and why is it needed?

Sleep disorders lower quality of life and contribute to physical and mental health problems. Sleep disorders and lack of sleep are an under treated threat to the public health. Sleep professionals have recognized the behavioral components of sleep disorders for decades, yet most patients never get a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Behavioral Sleep Medicine is an expanding area of the sleep field that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders by addressing behavioral, psychological, and physiological factors that interfere with sleep.

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2018 SBSM Awards

Dear SBSM Members,

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine is accepting nominations and self-nominations for the following 2018 SBSM Awards:

  • Peter Hauri Career Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Arthur Spielman Early Career Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Student Dissertation and Thesis Award

Descriptions for each award as well as application details and deadlines are provided below. 

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Call for Board of Director Nominations for 2018

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine has a great opportunity to serve the behavioral sleep medicine community and to support the growth of behavioral sleep specialists.  To have broader impact as a society, we need members to serve in leadership positions who can help the SBSM define its voice.  This can be an excellent opportunity to shape the future of the SBSM by identifying strategic opportunities and strengthening the society‚Äôs impact on practice, education, and research.  

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SBSM Call for Committee Volunteers for 2018

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine has a great opportunity to serve the behavioral sleep medicine community and to support the growth of behavioral sleep specialists.  To reach our goals, we encourage all members to consider taking an active role in your society.  To have broader impact as a society, we need members interested in helping the SBSM define its voice - identifying policy issues to debate and helping the society craft position statements to advocate with policy makers and the public.  We need members invested in developing our online relevance; to engage both traditional media and social media.  We need researchers to be engaged around current issues that are of relevance to the public and the profession, and who are invested in training the next generation of scientists.  We need clinicians who are interested in branching outside their own practice to help the field identify best practices to disseminate this knowledge through guidelines, course offerings and training opportunities. 

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