For Immediate Release
Contact: NSF Communications
National Sleep Foundation Applauds Bipartisan Support on Capitol Hill for Sleep Health
Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2021): The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) applauds the 54 U.S. Representatives who signed onto a bipartisan letter supporting awareness for general sleep health and sleep disorders.
Specifically, the letter requests the inclusion of committee recommendations on sleep health and disorders within the Committee Report accompanying the House FY 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Bill.
“Sleep impacts nearly every system of the body and affects the progression of many medical conditions. Millions of Americans are impacted by sleep disorders and, in general, healthy sleep is a major public health and safety issue,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA-28), who authored the letter.
Additionally, the letter requests $5,000,000 for the Chronic Disease Education and Awareness Program to address research for sleep disorders that do not currently have dedicated resources.
NSF encourages all members of Congress to support initiatives advancing sleep health, which is essential to public wellbeing and safety. The NSF is committed to advancing sleep health for all. The recent focus of the NSF’s advocacy work in Washington, D.C. has focused on special populations including military and veterans, the elderly, and adolescents.
About the National Sleep Foundation
The 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.