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National Sleep Foundation

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Locations
National Sleep Foundation
1010 N. Glebe Road, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
United States
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Phone
(703) 243-1697
Contact
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Website
http://www.sleepfoundation.org/



National Sleep Foundation

According to the National Sleep Foundation's 2010 Sleep in America poll, Asians are the most likely ethnic group to say that they had a good night's sleep at least a few nights or more a week. In addition, Asians are about half as likely to discuss their sleep issues with a healthcare professional, and are half as likely to report having been diagnosed with a sleep disorder. Asians are the least likely to report using sleep medication at least a few nights a week (5% versus 13% Whites, 9% Blacks/African-Americans and 8% Hispanics.

Mission and Goals:
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.

Established in 1990, NSF relies on voluntary contributions including grants from foundations, corporations, government agencies and other organizations to support our programs.

The goals of the National Sleep Foundation are to ensure that:

  • Americans are aware that their sleep is an important component of their health and safety and that they make obtaining sufficient sleep apriority.
  • Americans recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders and seek effective treatment for them.
  • Public and private institutions operate in a manner consistent with providing optimal sleep for human health and performance.
  • The incidence of drowsy driving is reduced so that it is rare and an exception.
  • New sleep-related discoveries are made that optimize public health and detection and treatment of sleep disorders.

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