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The National Sleep Foundation and Merck Urge Insomnia Sufferers to Prioritize Sleep and Move Beyond Tired

The National Sleep Foundation and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the launch of a new educational program that highlights personal stories about sleep for four individuals from across the country. Beyond Tired highlights these individuals’ struggles and triumphs, on, as they strive to refocus on their sleep and how it fits into their busy schedules. By sharing their experiences, both the good and the bad, the program aims to motivate other insomnia sufferers to renew efforts to improve their sleep.

Sleep Health of Immigrant Children

Former National Sleep Foundation Chairman’s Perspective Article Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

National Sleep Foundation’s 2018 Sleep in America® Poll Shows Americans Failing to Prioritize Sleep

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National Sleep Foundation Issues Report on Sleep Satisfaction Indicators

New Tool to Measure Sleep Satisfaction in the General Population under Development

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) convened an international expert consensus panel to identify key elements of sleep satisfaction. As a result, the NSF is constructing a tool to measure this subjective reporting of sleep. The report is available ahead of print  in Sleep Health®: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation. 

Sleepless Tech Users Sacrifice Sleep Health

Washington, DC (August 14, 2017) – The National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) latest Sleep Health Index® (SHI) finds significant associations between technology use in bed and sleep health. Forty-eight percent of American adults reported using a device like a computer, tablet, or smartphone in bed before trying to go to sleep.  These people averaged two points lower on the overall SHI (75 vs.

National Sleep Foundation Kicks Off Sleep Awareness Week 2017: Sleep Better. Feel Better.

Washington, D.C (April 24, 2017) — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announces Sleep Awareness Week© 2017, its annual event celebrating sleep health running through April 29. Advancing the theme, “Sleep Better, Feel Better.,” this year’s Sleep Awareness Week encourages the public to prioritize sleep to improve their overall health and well-being.

National Sleep Foundation Continuing Medical Education Receives Highest Accreditation Recognition

Washington, D.C (April 17th, 2017) — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice of sleep health, has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).This designation recognizes and celebrates organizations that excel as CME providers. The accreditation runs through March 31st, 2023.

What is Good Quality Sleep?

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recently released the key indicators of good sleep quality, as established by a panel of experts.

Millions Fall Asleep Behind the Wheel According to National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index®

Millions Fall Asleep Behind the Wheel According to National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index®

National Sleep Foundation Launches #Awake2Drive Campaign to Kick Off Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2015


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