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Mission

The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990 by the leaders in sleep medicine, NSF is the trusted resource for sleep science, healthy sleep habits, and sleep disorders to medical professionals, patients and the public.

Goals

As the global voice for sleep health, its priority goals are to ensure that:

  • Sleep is used as a vital sign of health by medical professionals and the public;
  • The biological sleep/wake process is common knowledge;
  • Workplaces, schools, homes and transportation infrastructures are designed to be sleep-friendly;
  • Sleep science is rapidly incorporated into products and services.

 

Board and Committees

The National Sleep Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors. NSF committees, councils, task forces and consensus panels each have unique responsibilities areas that address specific NSF goals.

 
 
 
 

Please note that the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) does not have the resources to respond to every inquiry sent to the organization. NSF does not staff full-time sleep health professionals nor does NSF provide medical advice. NSF does not endorse specific sleep therapeutics, therapies, products and services. Please refer to the vast array of information and resources about sleep on this website and sleep.org.

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 sleep habits, diet and exercise. For sleep health questions, please contact a member sleep center.

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