A good night’s sleep is essential for physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) was launched in 1990 to educate the public about the link between sleep habits and overall health. We will continue this organization’s legacy as a trusted source of accurate and unbiased information about sleep-related topics.
We are also aware that sleep science is a complex field. To help our readers better understand these dense topics, we conduct extensive research and distill this information into clear, accessible sleep guides and recommendations. We also regularly review the content on our site to ensure every page is up-to-date and aligned with current research trends and findings.
Our Sourcing Policy
In order to provide our readers with authoritative content, we exclusively use reputable, data-driven sources. We will never publish a fact or data point without reviewing it for authenticity and bias. Sources we use are limited to the following:
- The National Sleep Foundation and other legitimate medical associations
- Reports and polling data published by government agencies
- Data that originates from college- and university-level research
- Systematic reviews of peer-reviewed medical journals
Our Team of Experts
All legacy health-related content on our website was curated and created by the National Sleep Foundation. Each article and guide is labeled as such. You’ll recognize our new and updated health content by its attribution to our authors and medical editors.
Prior to publication, our content undergoes a rigorous vetting process. Our dedicated team of health and medical writers thoroughly research each topic before submitting their work for approval. Once this first step is complete, our Medical Review Panel fact-checks and revises these drafts to make sure they are accurate and free of bias. This panel consists of physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, and other medical specialists with backgrounds specifically related to sleep science.
We’ve created these expert teams to improve the timeliness and quality of our health-related content. Each of these pages lists the original author and medical reviewers in the byline.
Our Product Reviews and Testing
We take our product recommendations seriously because we understand that mattresses, pillows, and other bedding items can impact sleep to a significant extent. Our testing team has spent thousands of hours evaluating and analyzing different sleep products. The testers assign ratings for each product in different performance categories based on these evaluations. We also draw from reviews and feedback from verified owners of these products who can provide firsthand knowledge and experiences.
Moreover, each author and editor brings sleep and product testing expertise to their role in order to better inform and assist our readers. Every person involved with our content creation is equipped with the knowledge and skillset to provide authoritative recommendations for these products.
Tuck Media acquired the digital assets of the National Sleep Foundation (SleepFoundation.org and Sleep.org) in December 2019. Since that time, we’ve worked to uphold the editorial rigor you’ve come to expect from these sites. We’ve also undertaken commercial partnerships with outside organizations and ensured that our product ratings and recommendations are wholly independent and are never influenced or approved by any of our commercial partners.
SleepFoundation.org is a digital publisher and does not offer health or medical advice. The information on this website is for general information purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should never disregard medical advice based on something you have read on this website. If you have a medical emergency, contact your doctor or local emergency services immediately. Always consult your doctor before changing any diet, wellness, fitness, or nutritional program.
SleepFoundation.org does not recommend, endorse, or make any representation about the efficacy or safety of products or treatments described on this website. Medical and health information is constantly changing, and therefore should not be considered to be exhaustive or complete. SleepFoundation.org does not recommend or endorse any specific test, clinician, clinical care provider, health product, procedure, opinion, service, or other information that may be present in this website or content.
Updated July 2020.
We strive to produce accurate, unbiased content with the sole purpose of helping our readers understand sleep better. If you have questions about our content or suggestions for improving this website, please reach us here: [email protected]. You can also contact us at this address to learn about potential editorial partnerships and other ways to get involved with our work.
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