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National Sleep Foundation

Research and Publications: – NSF released sleep duration recommendations in 2015. – An expert panel of 18 scientists and researchers updated the recommendations after reviewing […]

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Research and Publications:
– NSF released sleep duration recommendations in 2015.
– An expert panel of 18 scientists and researchers updated the recommendations after reviewing over 300 scientific publications.
– NSF developed the Sleep Health Index, which includes sub-component scales for duration, quality, and disorders.
– The Sleep Health Journal, launched in 2015, explores sleep’s role in population health and covers diverse sleep-related fields.
– The 2020 Impact Factor of the Sleep Health Journal was 4.450.

Sleep in America Poll and Public Awareness:
– NSF has conducted the Sleep in America Poll since 1991, highlighting sleep trends and issues.
– The 2002 poll indicated 47 million Americans were sleep deprived, leading to media coverage on a sleep crisis.
– The CDC declared insufficient sleep a public health epidemic in 2014.
– The 2005 poll reported that half of adults had frequent sleep problems, raising awareness of sleep issues in the population.

Sleep Monitoring Standards and Technological Advancements:
– In 2014, NSF urged the development of sleep technology standards.
– The R6.4 WG1 Sleep Monitors Group was established to work on these standards.
– A new standard for measuring sleep cycles was announced in 2017, building on previous work defining terms for sleep devices.
– Efforts to advance sleep monitoring technology and standards have been a focus of NSF’s initiatives.

Education and Outreach:
– NSF educates the public through various media channels and operates three websites for sleep education.
– NSF licenses educational content to other entities and provides continuing medical education for physicians.
– Physician education courses are available in the Sleep Learning Zone, enhancing knowledge and awareness about sleep health.
– NSF’s efforts in education aim to promote better understanding and management of sleep-related issues.

Finances and Controversies:
– NSF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by corporate and individual contributions.
– Recent revenues have been in the $3.5 million range, with pharmaceutical and medical device companies being the largest funding source.
– Controversies surrounding NSF include criticisms of undue influence from sleeping pill manufacturers and ties to industry influence on their work.
– Reports of connections to pharmaceutical companies and endorsement controversies with companies like My Pillow have raised concerns.

National Sleep Foundation (Wikipedia)

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an American non-profit, charitable organization. Founded in 1990, its stated goal is to provide expert information on health-related issues concerning sleep. It is largely funded by pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

National Sleep Foundation
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Revenue3,564,345 United States dollar (2017, 2018) Edit this on Wikidata
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