National Sleep Foundation and Westin Hotels & Resorts Launch Free Sleep Hotline

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Monday, August 17, 2009

(888)TIME-4-SLEEP Debuts in Celebration of 10th Anniversary of the Heavenly Bed®

WASHINGTON, DC, August 17, 2009 — The National Sleep Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a free sleep hotline. The National Sleep Foundation Hotline brought to you by Westin Hotels will debut on August 17th at 6:00 p.m. and, for 30 days, will help callers identify and troubleshoot common sleep issues. Westin Hotels is sponsoring this public service in celebration of its 10th Anniversary of the Heavenly Bed®.

The hotline, 888-TIME 4 SLEEP (846-3475), will be staffed by NSF sleep center members, medically trained sleep professionals who will offer tailored solutions to callers with common sleep problems and provide screening for common sleep disorders. The hotline will be open until September 15, Monday through Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The hotline's hours of operation coincide with the peak hours when people are getting ready for bed or experiencing sleep problems.

"Many people have questions about what normal sleep is," said David M. Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation. "We hope that the hotline will encourage people to take more of an active interest in their sleep, and if we can answer a question for someone who needs help, we will have provided a real benefit. The National Sleep Foundation is thrilled to partner with the Westin to provide this public service."

Nancy London, Vice President, Global Brand Management, Westin Hotels & Resorts, says the hotline is the right way to celebrate an important anniversary: "10 years ago Westin Hotels made a commitment to better the hotel sleep experience for millions with the introduction of the Heavenly Bed. Today, we want to build upon this commitment and better the sleep experience for everyone. Modern pressures and other factors hinder the ability for many to get a good night's rest. We are proud to partner with the National Sleep Foundation and offer the public a free resource to help them get a good night's sleep."

Sleep professionals will provide screening for common sleep disorders and offer healthy sleep tips such as:

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