New National Sleep Foundation Poll Examines 'Sleep and Ethnicity'

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Foundation is a charitable, educational and scientific not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC. Its membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine, professionals in the health, medical and science fields, individuals, patients, people affected by drowsy driving and more than 900 healthcare facilities throughout North America. For more information about the National Sleep Foundation and a directory of its sleep center members, please visit

The National Sleep Foundation does not solicit nor accept funding for its annual Sleep in America ™ polls; its polls are developed by an independent task force of sleep scientists and government representatives who provide guidance and expertise in developing the poll questionnaire as well as an analysis of the data.

About National Sleep Awareness Week

National Sleep Awareness Week®, which takes place March 7-13, 2010, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. The week begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America ™ poll results and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time, where Americans lose one hour of sleep. The Foundation's Sleep Care Center members host events in their local communities throughout the week, providing a variety of sleep education events.