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National Sleep Foundation Endorses AASM’s New Position Statement on Sleep and Health
Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2021): The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), in keeping with its longstanding public mission to advance sleep health through education and advocacy, has endorsed the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s (AASM) new position statement on sleep and health. Founded in 1990, NSF is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research, and practice.
“Our sleep can affect every aspect of our lives, including our overall health and well-being,” said Lauren Hale, PhD, incoming Chair of the National Sleep Foundation board of directors. “The NSF remains driven to educate the public about that connection, and we applaud our colleagues at AASM for publishing this important statement.” added Hale.
In its peer-reviewed journal Sleep Health, NSF has published consensus guidelines on sleep duration, sleep quality, sleep satisfaction, and drowsy driving, along with a diverse range of contemporary research in sleep and public health. NSF also continues to develop easy-to-use content with tools and tips for the public, such as Making Time for SLEEP, and Sleep, Immune Function, and Vaccination that were released during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
“For more than 30 years this promise has been central to our mission and has informed our work to help people achieve healthy sleep,” said John Lopos, National Sleep Foundation CEO. “These are exciting times for us and for our colleagues in the broader sleep community to keep elevating the evergreen importance sleep has in people’s ability to thrive.” added Lopos.
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About the National Sleep Foundation
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the NSF is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research and practice.