This week marks the 20th observance of National Sleep Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation. This annual event, a public awareness and education campaign, is intended to promote the importance of sleep – something everyone in academia, from students to professors to administrators, can appreciate.
National Sleep Awareness Week begins with the publication of the results of the Foundation’s “Sleep in America” poll. which can be found at this link: http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-polls-data/2015-sleep-and-pain. This year’s focus for the Sleep Poll was “Sleep and Pain”. According to the results of the poll:
“…pain joins two related concerns – stress and poor health – as key correlates of shorter sleep durations and worse sleep quality. But there are paths to resolving the problem: The sleep gap narrows sharply among those who make sleep a priority.”
The week will end with Daylight Savings Time, when Americans lose an hour of sleep.
For more information on National Sleep Awareness Week, and on the National Sleep Foundation, you can go to the following link: http://sleepfoundation.org/events-activities/sleep-awareness-week
Sleep easy, Dragons!