For Immediate Release
Contact: Stephanie Kohn
Congressional Resolution 984 Supports the Designation of Sleep Awareness Week
Washington, DC (March 16, 2022): Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland, introduced House Resolution 984 in the U.S. House of Representatives with cosigners Rep. Madeline Dean of Pennsylvania and Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska. The resolution recognizes the importance of sleep health and supports the designation of ‘‘Sleep Awareness Week.’’
Sleep Awareness Week® is the National Sleep Foundation’s annual public education campaign that celebrates sleep health and encourages the public to prioritize sleep to improve health and well-being. NSF’s Sleep Awareness week commences when the clocks change and most Americans lose an hour of sleep for Daylight Saving Time. During the campaign, the National Sleep Foundation provides valuable information and expert guidance about the benefits of optimal sleep and how sleep affects health, well-being, and safety. During the week, the National Sleep Foundation 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. “Sleep Awareness Week is a cornerstone program that’s part of our work to help the public be their Best Slept Self™,” added Lopos. “We can take small steps each day and at night that make a big difference in our sleep health.”
“Good sleep is of paramount importance to health, well-being and resilience,” said Rep. Raskin. “I’m grateful to the National Sleep Foundation for its excellent advocacy and partnership on this issue.”
For more information about the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week® campaign and activities, visit: www.theNSF.org/sleep-awareness-week.
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. theNSF.org │SleepHealthJournal.org