Drowsy Driving: Drowsy driving is responsible for more than 6,400 U.S. deaths annually. These fall asleep crashes are often caused by not getting the sleep you need.

 

School Start Times: Many adolescents today are sleep deprived. NSF has a long history of championing awareness and education on the importance of sleep health and supports the legislature’s ongoing efforts to make adolescent sleep health a priority.

 

Military and Veterans: NSF advocates to improve sleep health among military personnel and veterans. Sleep disturbances are often a clear warning sign of  many physiological ailments associated with military members and veterans, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and suicidality.

RAND Report: Sleep in the Military

 

Workplace: Sleepy employees are 70% more likely to be involved in a workplace accident than well- rested counterparts. Poor sleep leads to slowed reaction times, lapses of attention, errors of omission and compromised problem-solving ability.

 

Older Populations & Long-term Care: Nighttime sleep disruption is a common characteristic of long-term care residents. Additional work is needed to understand the administrative and policy factors that might lead to systemic changes in how sleep is addressed in long-term care settings.