An Associations Now report examines the educational work of the National Sleep Foundation designed to highlight the importance of sleep.
NSF’s educational work extends well beyond its annual poll and this latest report. It’s the driving force behind Sleep Awareness Week in March, Drowsy Driving Prevention Week in November, the Bright Schools Competition in collaboration with the National Science Teachers Association, and the Sleep.org website that is dedicated to promoting the “positive benefits of sleep health.”
More recently, NSF teamed up with the Consumer Electronics Association to tackle sleep tracking devices. NSF and CEA came together to develop sleep technology standards to aid in the development of products like Fitbit and Jawbone.