The International Sleep Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) was founded in 2012 in Berlin, Germany and is headed by distinguished sleep science and sleep medicine experts from all over the world. The ISSTA goal is to integrate various disciplines in sleep medicine and science and combine modern research with emerging technologies to further raise the educational levels on sleep medicine. ISSTA aims to improve the quality of sleep, daytime function and overall quality of life of not only groups with sleep disorders, but also the population with sleep complaints and disturbances. It is comprised of a board of directors and six committees: International Committee, Popularizing Committee, Research & Development Committee, Industrialization Committee, Education Committee, and the Global Policy & Regulation Committee.