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

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  • for more than 20 years and her lifestyle, working as both a teacher and small business owner, has made it challenging for her to focus on sleep.
  • Jana is a mother of four (including twin girls) and a savvy social media user who runs her own blog and graphic design business. Jana struggles to both fall asleep and stay asleep.

“Merck is excited to collaborate with the National Sleep Foundation on Beyond Tired , as part of our ongoing commitment to sharing resources and tools to help patients manage their insomnia,” said Eric Luthi, executive director and global brand leader, Insomnia marketing, Merck Global Human Health. “Each Beyond Tired story reinforces the need for open and constructive discussions about creating an individualized approach that must be prioritized and tailored over time.”

To learn more about Zac, Jessica, Julie and Jana, and to follow weekly installments of their journeys, visit You can also follow along by visiting the National Sleep Foundation’s Facebook page ( and Twitter handle (

About Insomnia

In the United States, approximately 70 million people are affected by one or more symptoms of insomnia. Of these, an estimated 23.5 million people, roughly 10 percent of the adult population, experience symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of insomnia. Insomnia can affect people physically and psychologically, and can cause problems during the day, such as fatigue. It is important for people who are struggling with insomnia to speak with their doctor about it to see what can be done.

About The National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. It is well-known for its annual Sleep in America® poll. The Foundation is a charitable, educational and scientific not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC. Its membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine, health professionals, patients, families affected by drowsy driving and more than 900 healthcare facilities.

About Merck

Today’s Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada.

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