Washington, D.C. (March 2, 2020) – The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) prepares to launch its signature public awareness and education initiative, Sleep Awareness Week® 2020, taking place on March 8-14.
The annual Sleep Awareness Week celebrates sleep health and encourages the public to prioritize sleep to improve their overall health and well-being. The national campaign provides valuable information about the benefits of optimal sleep and how sleep affects health, well-being, and safety. NSF will launch the campaign on social media using hashtag #MySleepHealth. NSF invites the public, sleep industry and the broader health community to join in amplifying this year’s campaign messages promoting healthy sleep.
On March 7th in conjunction with Sleep Awareness Week, NSF will release the results of the 2020 Sleep in America® poll that asked Americans about their attitudes and behaviors about sleep. NSF will also release its quarterly Sleep Health Index® score based on measures of sleep quality, sleep duration and disordered sleep.
Sleep Awareness Week begins 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 Eisai, Inc. and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. NSF produces Sleep Awareness Week, Sleep in America poll, Sleep Health Index and all educational content independently with its sleep experts.
About the National Sleep Foundation
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