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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 mean 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

We've been up all night reading #sleep #abstracts now online for #ESRS2020! From talks on #SleepApnea, #chronobiology, #EvolutionOfSleep, #insomnia, #MentalHealth, #CircadianRhythm, #restlessleg, #alzheimers, & more. Just 12 more days!


We are pleased to announce the Memorandum of Understanding between the BSS and the BSDSM agreeing future close collaboration and alignment! Please join us in welcoming our colleagues to shape #Sleep in the UK
@ARTPnews @BTSrespiratory @ESRS_Sleep

The BPSS Video Conference is on the 11th September at 11:00am .
To view the programme and for details on joining the call please visit

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Latest News

BSS Executive Committee Nominations

    A vacancy has arisen on the Executive Committee of the Society. All members of the Society were eligible to stand and we received 6 expressions of interest for the position. All members of the Society are eligible to vote. To view the applicants’ personal statements and vote for your preferred candidate please login to your…


      During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the BSS have received many urgent requests related to sleep and sleep medicine. The Executive Committee have summarised consensus advice in the following statement related to sleep apnoea, insomnia, anxiety and stress (this statement has undergone internal peer review): BSS statement on sleep-related advice during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic Publications…