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National Sleep Foundation Prepares for Sleep Awareness Week® 2021

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National Sleep Foundation Prepares for Sleep Awareness Week® 2021 


Washington, D.C. (February 19, 2021):  National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week® 2021 will take place from March 14-20.

Sleep Awareness Week is recognized annually as NSF’s premier awareness and education campaign to celebrate sleep health and engage the public to prioritize their sleep.  For over two decades, NSF has featured Sleep Awareness Week to promote the benefits of healthy sleep and its importance to overall health and well-being.

Each year during Sleep Awareness Week, NSF releases the results of its hallmark Sleep in America® Poll, along with expert guidance and shareable   tools and tips that can help people improve their sleep health.

“National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week has been a cornerstone event in our work to help the public understand the many benefits of healthy sleep. Over the years we’ve stayed on the leading edge of this evergreen public health mission and invite others to join and promote this important health message with us.” says National Sleep Foundation CEO John Lopos, “Sleep Awareness Week activities prompt the public to reflect on their personal sleep habits and make a conscious choice to prioritize sleep in their lives.”

Sleep Awareness Week begins on March 14 at the start of Daylight Saving Time, when most Americans lose an hour of sleep. The change to Daylight Saving Time reminds us to make beneficial changes in our sleep routines to improve our sleep health.

Sleep Awareness Week is supported by unrestricted grants from Avadel Pharmaceuticals, Eisai Inc., Harmony Biosciences, LLC, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. NSF and its sleep experts independently produce Sleep Awareness Week, the Sleep in America Poll, and all related educational content.


About the National Sleep Foundation

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.