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National Sleep Foundation Launches Annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® to Prevent Fall-Asleep Crashes with Tips and Countermeasures
(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®.
WASHINGTON, DC, July 21, 2009 — Thomas J. Balkin, PhD has been named chairman of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Dr. Balkin is Chief of the Department of Behavioral Biology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He received his PhD in experimental psychology at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Balkin is NSF's 8th chair of the Board.
Washington, DC, July 2, 2009: The tragic death of Michael Jackson has raised public concerns over insomnia treatments, as recent reports speculate that Propofol might have been used to treat his insomnia. Propofol is not a sleep aid, but an intravenously-administered, controlled drug used by anesthesiologists during surgery. It can only be administered by a licensed healthcare professional, and any time it is used the patient must be continuously monitored.
Long work days that often extend late into the night are causing Americans to doze on the job, at the wheel, and on their spouses, according to NSF's 2008 Sleep in America poll. Among the poll respondents, 29% fell asleep or became very sleepy at work in the past month, 36% have fallen asleep or nodded off while driving in the past year, and 20% have lost interest in sex because they are too sleepy.
Sleepy Americans Doze Off At Work, In the Car and On Their Spouses
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2008 — Prolonged work days that often extend late into the night may cause Americans to fall asleep or feel sleepy at work, drive drowsy and lose interest in sex, according to a new Sleep in America poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
The University of Arizona, Tucson, and Menlo-Atherton High School receive honorable mention for innovative, far-reaching sleep education campaigns
WASHINGTON, DC, (March 3, 2008) – Today, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announces the winner of its 2008 Healthy Sleep Community Award: Cribs for Kids, a campaign that donates cribs to low-income families in an effort to reduce the risk of injury and death among infants caused by unsafe sleep environments.
WASHINGTON, DC, April 2, 2008 – The board of directors of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the nation's leading nonprofit sleep education and awareness organization announced today that David M. Cloud, MBA, has been named chief executive officer (CEO).
The National Sleep Foundation Offers Tips for “Sleeping into a Slimmer Summer”
WASHINGTON, DC, May 6, 2008 – For millions of Americans, shedding unwanted pounds is a top priority, especially as the summer swimsuit season approaches. That's why the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is reminding Americans that spending more time between the sheets may be the secret to slimming down and looking great on the beach or by the pool.
The Drive Alert and Arrive Alive with Lifesaving Tips to Prevent Drowsy Driving and Fall-Asleep Crashes