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The British Sleep Society (BSS) is a professional organisation for medical, scientific and healthcare workers dealing with sleeping disorders. We are also here to help sleep practitioners in the private field. We are a registered British charity and our ultimate aim is to improve public health by promoting education and research into sleep and its disorders.

This site caters for anyone with a passion for and interest in sleep and sleep disorders, including our professional membership, lay public and media.

But much of the site’s content is only available to BSS members, so please click the link below to find out how you can join us!

ANSS/ESRS Membership

Did you know that the British Sleep Society have associate society membership with ESRS? This means you have access to the ESRS newsletter, web page and a wide range of information and educational programs.

Click here to visit their website


Become a BSS member here


Look at all current events here

A vacancy has arisen as the Education Subcommittee Lead of the British Sleep Society. Click here for more information:

AHCS is offering funding for STP equivalence process for a limited time. Great opportunity for HCS working in sleep!

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