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SRS Participates in National “Sleep Well, Be Well” Campaign

Sleep Research Society
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Sleep Research Society (SRS) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to urge the public to “Sleep Well, Be Well.” The campaign launched this week as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project.

Project partners are encouraging Americans to achieve healthy sleep for improved overall health. The “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign emphasizes that most adults need at least seven hours of nightly sleep for optimal health and productivity. Healthy sleep also involves getting quality sleep and following a consistent sleep-wake schedule.

“It’s important to understand that both the quality and quantity of sleep impact your health,” said SRS President Janet Mullington, PhD. “Alcohol, caffeine and some medications can negatively impact the quality of your sleep – leaving you tossing, turning and waking up feeling unrefreshed despite the opportunity for enough sleep.”

The “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign also is a reminder that untreated sleep disorders are a threat to personal well-being and public health. It is estimated that 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems, and nearly 60 percent have a chronic disorder.

Learn more about the “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign and the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project at www.sleepeducation.org/healthysleep.