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National Sleep Foundation Introduces Model Legislation to Advance Drowsy Driving Prevention

Today the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announced a legislative initiative to tackle the crisis of drowsy driving in America. NSF has developed model legislation, the Drowsy Driving Reduction Act of 2015, to assist in drowsy driving prevention efforts at the state level. The Act calls for the development of a statewide task force to study the prevalence of drowsy driving, evaluate current laws, regulations and enforcement, and provide recommendations on advancing road safety.

National Sleep Foundation Statement: Adolescent Sleep Time Evaluation

On August 25, 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement on school start times and insufficient sleep among American adolescents. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) commends the AAP report. The NSF is working with U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren of California to introduce federal legislation to address the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being and performance.

2014 Sleep Health & Safety Conference to Convene Leaders in Sleep Health, Safety & Fatigue Management

The National Sleep Foundation presents the #1 platform for sleep health and safety best practices, November 7, 2014.

2013 International Bedroom Poll First to Explore Sleep Differences among Six Countries

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) released its first international poll today, the 2013 International Bedroom Poll, comparing sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan between the ages of 25 and 55 years old.

National Sleep Foundation Position Statement: Insomnia Treatment

The following statements reflect the National Sleep Foundation’s position on treatment of insomnia.

National Sleep Foundation Statement on FDA Approval of Suvorexant

National Sleep Foundation Statement on FDA Approval of Suvorexant.

CEA and National Sleep Foundation to Collaborate on Next Generation Sleep Technology Standards

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announced they are working together to explore technology standards that will aid the development of consumer sleep technology. The project was announced during the annual CEA Technology & Standards Forum, held May 19-22 in Seattle, Washington.

National Sleep Foundation Unveils Journal of the National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Health

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice for sleep health and safety, today announced its new official Journal of the National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Health. The Journal will be published by Elsevier, the leader in medical and scientific scholarly publishing. It will be the premier journal serving the burgeoning scientific and academic research fields dedicated to better understanding the health benefits of sleep.

Comprehensive Patient Education Website Launched for Shift Work Disorder

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) launched a new website today, www.sleepfoundation.org/shift-work, to help individuals suffering from Shift Work Disorder, a sleeping disorder that affects individuals whose jobs require work that falls outside of the traditional 9-5 day. The website is an educational and informational resource center, with content focused on both symptoms and solutions.

National Sleep Foundation 2014 Sleep In America Poll Finds Children Sleep Better When Parents Establish Rules, Limit Technology and Set a Good Example

Although sleep problems persist among many American children, parents can make a difference by setting boundaries around electronics use, enforcing rules and setting a good example. These are the latest findings from the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) Sleep in America® poll, an annual study that began in 1991. The 2014 poll took a deeper look into the sleep practices and beliefs of the modern family with school-aged children.

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