The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. As the global voice for sleep health, NSF educates the public about the importance of sleep health through our annual Sleep Awareness Week® campaign.
What is Sleep Awareness Week?
Launched in 1998, Sleep Awareness Week is NSF’s national public education campaign that celebrates sleep health and encourages the public to prioritize sleep to improve health and well-being. The campaign commences with the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. NSF provides valuable information during Sleep Awareness Week about the benefits of optimal sleep and how sleep affects health, well-being, and safety. NSF also releases its annual Sleep in America® Poll results on the public’s beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about a sleep-related topic.
We invite everyone to join us in promoting the importance of healthy sleep.
Sleep Awareness Week History
Sleep Awareness Week 2021
The Sleep Awareness Week® 2021 theme was Celebrate Your Sleep Health. The Sleep in America Poll shows gaps between public sentiment and the effects of clock change.
Sleep Awareness Week 2020
The Sleep Awareness Week® 2020 theme was My Sleep Health. The Sleep in America Poll revealed that Americans feel sleepy on average three times a week, with 62% trying to “shake it off” as their primary response.
Sleep Awareness Week 2019
The Sleep Awareness Week® 2019 theme was Your Day Begins with Sleep. Our Sleep in America Poll showed that disciplined sleepers can afford the occasional shift of at least one-hour in their sleep schedules without paying the price the following day.