The Indian Sleep Disorders Association was founded in the year 1995 as a registered society. It is a body of professional practitioners of Sleep Medicine. A group of eight founder members from different states of India floated the idea of starting the Society at a National Level. The lead was taken by Dr. J. C. Suri, Head - Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, who established the first Sleep Laboratory of the Country at Safdarjung Hospital Delhi.
The office of the Society headquarters started functioning from the Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.
The membership at large is drawn from various disciplines like internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics and ENT. The society has been regularly and actively organizing international & national workshops, conferences, seminars and symposium. The society has been decentralized into four zones to encourage membership and facilitate smooth functioning.
The society has been publishing its official quarterly journal since December 2005 i.e. The Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine.