Norsk forening for søvnmedisin
Norwegian Society of Sleep Medicine (NOSM)
Dr. Morten Engstrøm
Number of members
Composition of members (degree, specialties, subspecialties, etc.)
Majority of physicians (ENT, GP, neurology, neurophysiology, pediatrics, pulmonology, psychiatry); psychologists, PhD’s and others.
Historical perspective of the society
The society was founded in Bergen in 1997, to establish contacts between sleep researchers and clinicians, and to provide information about national and international activity within the field of sleep research and sleep medicine. Since 2006 the society has been working on accreditation of sleep specialists.
Important sleep physicians / researchers in the history of the NSS
Reidun Ursin, Khalil Kayed, Mona Skard Heier, Inger Hilde Nordhus, Trond Bratlid, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Ståle Pallesen, Kåre Gautvik, Børge Sivertsen, Fred Holsten, Harriet Akre, Olav Skatvedt, Magne Tvinnereim, Harald Schrader, Trond Sand, Michaela D. Gjerstad.
Number of Sleep Medicine Centers
Center for Sleep Disorders, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen. https://helse-bergen.no/
University Hospitals of Tromsø, Bodø, Trondheim, Oslo and Stavanger provide full diagnostic and treatment of sleep disorders.
54 actors (public and private) providing partly or complete diagnostic and treatment of sleep disorders.
Number of Sleep Research Centers
Accreditation / Certification procedure
22 “grandmothers” and “grandfathers” were accredited according to the interim regulation of the ESRS.
Accreditation guidelines for Sleep labs, MDs, psychologists, technicians are currently under revision.
Workshops for continuing education are organized at the National Center for Sleep Disorders, Haukeland University Hospital, and Department of Neurology, University of Trondheim and at the National Center for ADHD, Tourette and Narcolepsy.
Present activities, working groups, task forces
Accreditation guidelines for MDs, psychologists, technicians are currently under revision.
Other main aims:
To disseminate knowledge about sleep, sleep assessment and sleep disorders.
To unite professionals from many disciplines in the pursuit of knowledge about sleep.
To inform members and other interested parties about central conferences and meetings within the field of sleep research and sleep medicine.
To promote sleep research.