New Survey Shows America is Not Making the Grade When it Comes to Sleep Smarts
Washington, DC, July 29, 2008 – The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announced today that, together with sanofi-aventis, it is launching a new campaign called Sleeping Smart which will educate the millions of Americans who have sleep problems about the importance of a good night’s sleep, proper sleep habits, help them understand the consequences of insomnia, and the safe and appropriate use of prescription sleep
New Educational Initiative Aims to Raise Awareness about a Medical Condition That Affects Millions of Americans
ROCHESTER, Minn. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 18— For the first time, the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation (RLS Foundation) and National Sleep Foundation (NSF) have joined together on a new national initiative about restless legs syndrome (RLS) to help increase awareness and understanding of the condition.
WASHINGTON, DC, October 31, 2008 -- This weekend, millions of Americans will roll their clocks back one hour for the return to Standard Time. But as clocks move back and we wake on Sunday morning (November 2), after “gaining” an extra hour of the day, will Americans use that extra hour to catch up on their sleep? Unfortunately, probably not, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
New Site Offers Improved Functions, Sharper Appearance
WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2008 – The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today launched the redesign of its website, www.sleepfoundation.org, to provide visitors, members and partner organizations with even more relevant and easy-to-find information on sleep.
"Sleep is important as a major component of good health. A lack of sleep, or a poor quality of sleep, can sabotage a person’s health goals and impair their safety. Many patients would have had to spend less time in a hospital or ER if they discovered the importance of a good night's sleep. We tend to treat sleep as a health non-entity instead of a vital component to a healthy lifestyle. It is past time that the medical community “wakes people up” to the importance of a proper amount and quality of sleep.