Mission and Goals

National Sleep Foundation Mission and Goals

Founded in 1990, the National Sleep Foundation is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research, and practice.


The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy.


  • Sleep health is accepted as a crucial measure of overall health
  • The natural sleep/wake process is understood as the basis for healthy sleep
  • Community, infrastructure, and environments respect sleep health
  • Sleep science and insight are rapidly incorporated into accessible health products and services