Why choose sleep?
Introduced by the AASM, Choose Sleep is designed to help educate medical students and residents about the rewarding potential of a career in sleep medicine. As medical residents consider their future career paths, the AASM encourages them to Choose Sleep and enter a field with long-term growth potential and the opportunity to positively impact a large population of patients.
With an estimated 70 million Americans suffering from some sort of sleep problem, there is an expected increase in demand for sleep physicians to work with these patients who face sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, that can lead to increased risk of heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer if untreated. By choosing sleep, medical residents choose to help millions of patients find a solution to better sleep.