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The information contained on the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Web site is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition or to otherwise replace medical advice by qualified health professionals. NSF encourages all individuals to make informed decisions about their health, safety, and well being by consulting with health professionals and other reputable sources before making significant lifestyle changes, including but not limited to alterations in diet, exercise, sleep habits, medications, and herbal or other substances.

The Foundation's staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, and other agents disclaim any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising from any person following the information provided within or throughout the NSF Web site with respect to any diagnosis, treatment, action, or application of medication or other preparation. NSF does not endorse specific products or services, and any implications as such are unintentional.

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