The NSF is issuing a call for educational programs to occur between June 2012 and September 2012 and invites interested educational program Chair candidates to submit proposals by May 31, 2011.
The National Sleep Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. The winner will be required to accept the award at the NSF Annual Awards Dinner on March 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. Nomination deadline is May 13, 2011.
New Headquarters Address: National Sleep Foundation, 1010 N. Glebe Road, Suite 310, Arlington, VA 22201. Telephone: (703) 243-1697.
Staff emails remain the same.
National Sleep Foundation’s publication, sleepmatters® , recently spoke with comedian, Mike Birbiglia, about his sleep disorder and what it was like living in a Macy’s window for Downy’s Clean Sheet Week.
The National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health & Safety conference begins today, March 17, 2011 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. If you are unable to attend, you can follow our Twitter feed for presentation re-caps, and feedback on abstracts being presented at the conference. Attendees and the general public are invited to tweet questions to our conference presenters - just send your tweets @sleepfoundation and use hashtags #sleephealth2011 or #sleepabstract2011.
The National Sleep Foundation's (NSF) 2011 Sleep in America® poll finds pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed. It also finds that a significant number of Americans aren't getting the sleep they say they need and are searching for ways to cope.
Many Americans report dissatisfaction with their sleep during the week.
The poll found that 43% of Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 say they rarely or never get a good night's sleep on weeknights.
The National Sleep Foundation is looking forward to its Sleep Health & Safety conference on March 17-18, 2011 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Larry Culpepper, MD and Charles Czeisler, PhD, MD, are co-chairing a dual track program for healthcare professionals and researchers.
Bedrooms are important to getting a good night's sleep, according to the first ever Bedroom Poll from the National Sleep Foundation. The poll found that Americans love their bedrooms and believe that comfort and cleanliness are fundamental to good sleep.
Highlights of the poll include:
Caffeine is a popular stimulant widely consumed by adults who use it after waking up in the morning or to remain alert during the day. But researchers are finding that children are also consuming caffeine daily through caffeinated beverages. In a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers reported that 75% of children surveyed consumed caffeine on a daily basis, and the more caffeine the children consumed, the less they slept.
International movie star Angelina Jolie recently credited her ability to juggle parenting 6 children, a thriving career as an actress and her humanitarian work to having insomnia. In an interview with The Independent, Jolie acknowledged, "I really don't get much sleep, but I fortunately don't need much. Insomnia has become a bonus." Insomnia is not a bonus for most Americans – in fact, it is the most common sleep complaint and can be either acute, lasting one to several nights, or chronic, even lasting months to years.