This year, National Sleep Awareness Week® will take place March 31 - April 6, 2003. The theme for NSAW 2003 is "Let Sleep Work For You!"
What is National Sleep Awareness Week? It's a major public awareness campaign sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation to promote the importance of quality sleep to health, productivity and safety.
The campaign coincides with the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, when we turn our clocks forward one hour and therefore risk losing an hour of sleep. NSF's annual Sleep in America polls show that it is an hour of sleep that most Americans can't afford to lose.
NSAW 2003 provides a focus of activity involving NSF, its sponsors, the media, and thousands of concerned citizens across the county who share our commitment to "Waking America to the Importance of Sleep.®"
As you get older, do you need more sleep or less sleep? Do older people have more sleep problems than they did when they were younger? Is there a connection between sleep, health and aging? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in the 2003 Sleep in America poll, which will target individuals between the ages of 55 and 84. The results of the 2003 poll will be released on Tuesday, April 1.
It's not too late to start planning for NSAW 2003. There are a variety of events and activities that you can conduct that will promote healthy sleep and market your organization or sleep center at the same time.
Once again, NSF will recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their invaluable contributions to the sleep field. Our special guest this year is Harry Belafonte, and the Master of Ceremonies is former NBC Correspondent John Palmer.
Each year, NSF recognizes outstanding efforts by a town, city, district, state, or other geographic entity to initiate or continue an effective sleep activity or program with effective, long lasting results on a significant proportion of a population. The program can take place in a single community, entire city, or be a statewide effort.
What happened during National Sleep Awareness Week in 2002? Here is a review of all of the exciting events and activities that took place in the Nation's Capital and across the country!
Become an NSAW Corporate Sponsor, Cooperative Co-sponsor, or a Community Sleep Awareness Partner. For more information, call 202-347-3471 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.