NSF’s Sleep Technology Council Will Host First-Ever Sleep Technology Summit & Expo Oct 6-7 in Santa Clara, CA
Arlington, Va., July 20, 2015 – The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announced the launch of its new Sleep Technology Council, a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology. The council will include participants from Beddit, Emfit, Jawbone, MetroNaps, MisFit Wearables, Responsive Surface Technology (ReST) and Valencell, among others.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire student achievement in science through a new initiative, the Bright Schools Competition. Announced today, the Bright Schools Competition will draw students into an exploration of the link between light and sleep and how it influences student health and performance.
A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation finds that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re getting – an average 42 minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve suffered from acute pain in the past week.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.
Sleep technology has incredible potential to improve consumers’ sleep and their health, but in many cases current sleep trackers have not met consumer expectations. It is possible for wearables to produce useful sleep tracking metrics, but we need to standardize.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announced that its annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is November 2-9. This year, the NSF encourages all drivers to take a pledge against drowsy driving and urges state legislators to seriously examine drowsy driving in their states.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice for sleep health and safety, today announced the appointment of its first editor-in-chief for its new professional journal, Sleep Health. Lauren Hale, PhD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University, will serve as editor for a three-year period beginning September 1st.
Today the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announced a legislative initiative to tackle the crisis of drowsy driving in America. NSF has developed model legislation, the Drowsy Driving Reduction Act of 2015, to assist in drowsy driving prevention efforts at the state level. The Act calls for the development of a statewide task force to study the prevalence of drowsy driving, evaluate current laws, regulations and enforcement, and provide recommendations on advancing road safety.