The National Sleep Foundation and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the launch of a new educational program that highlights personal stories about sleep for four individuals from across the country. Beyond Tired highlights these individuals’ struggles and triumphs, on www.BeyondTired.org, as they strive to refocus on their sleep and how it fits into their busy schedules. By sharing their experiences, both the good and the bad, the program aims to motivate other insomnia sufferers to renew efforts to improve their sleep.
NSF’s Sleep Technology Council Will Host First-Ever Sleep Technology Summit & Expo Oct 6-7 in Santa Clara, CA
Arlington, Va., July 20, 2015 – The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announced the launch of its new Sleep Technology Council, a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology. The council will include participants from Beddit, Emfit, Jawbone, MetroNaps, MisFit Wearables, Responsive Surface Technology (ReST) and Valencell, among others.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire student achievement in science through a new initiative, the Bright Schools Competition. Announced today, the Bright Schools Competition will draw students into an exploration of the link between light and sleep and how it influences student health and performance.
A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation finds that pain is a key factor in the gap between the amount of sleep Americans say they need and the amount they’re getting – an average 42 minute sleep debt for those with chronic pain and 14 minutes for those who’ve suffered from acute pain in the past week.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.
Sleep technology has incredible potential to improve consumers’ sleep and their health, but in many cases current sleep trackers have not met consumer expectations. It is possible for wearables to produce useful sleep tracking metrics, but we need to standardize.