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Congressional Resolution 232 Supports the Designation of Sleep Awareness Week

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Contact: Stephanie Kohn


Congressional Resolution 232 Supports the Designation of Sleep Awareness Week


Washington, DC (March 15, 2023): Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, introduced House Resolution 232 in the U.S. House of Representatives with cosigners Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska, Rep. Shontel Brown of Ohio,  Rep. Madeline Dean of Pennsylvania, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona, Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, and Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama. The resolution recognizes the importance of sleep health and supports the designation of ‘‘Sleep Awareness Week.’’  

Each year, National Sleep Foundation (NSF) independently produces Sleep Awareness Week®  as the premier campaign for sleep health. During Sleep Awareness Week, NSF highlights evidence and consensus-based best practices for sleep health that include expert guidance and practical tips to help people get enough of the quality sleep they need. During the week, NSF also releases results from its annual Sleep in America® Poll , which reflects the public’s beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about a sleep-related topic.

“The National Sleep Foundation applauds Congress for recognizing Sleep Awareness Week and the importance of sleep health to all Americans,” said John Lopos, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation. “This is the 25th year NSF has celebrated Sleep Awareness Week,” added Lopos. “We are committed to helping anyone and everyone be their Best Slept Self®.”

“We neglect sleep at the expense of our mental and physical health, well-being and resilience,” said Rep. Raskin. “As research continues to show the importance of sleep to our quality of life, let’s raise public consciousness about this priority. I appreciate the National Sleep Foundation’s advocacy on this imperative.”

For more information about the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week® campaign and activities, visit:


About the National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent 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. │