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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2020

For Immediate Release
Contact: NSF Communications

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® 2020

WASHINGTON, DC, October 13, 2020 – Today, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announces that Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® 2020 will be November 1-8.


NSF’s annual campaign goal is to reduce the number of drivers who elect to drive while sleep deprived. Drowsy driving is responsible for more than 6,400 U.S. deaths annually. Fall asleep crashes are often caused by voluntarily not getting the sleep you need. NSF encourages everyone to prioritize sleep and drive when alert and refreshed.


NSF invites transportation, safety and hospitality companies to promote drowsy driving prevention November 1 to 8.


NSF’s drowsy driving prevention resources, such as graphics and social media materials, will be available on on October 22. NSF encourages spreading the word on Drowsy Driving Prevention Week through social media using hashtag #Sleepfirst.

About the National Sleep Foundation
The NSF is 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.