The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announces Sleep Awareness Week 2017, its annual event celebrating sleep health running through April 29. Advancing the theme, “Sleep Better, Feel Better.,” this year’s Sleep Awareness Week encourages the public to prioritize sleep to improve their overall health and well-being.
According to the most recent findings from NSF’s Sleep Health Index (SHI), while three-quarters of Americans are satisfied with their sleep over the past week, more than four in ten Americans reported that their daily activities were significantly impacted by poor or insufficient sleep at least once during the past seven days.
“Research consistently shows that adequate, quality sleep directly positively affects mental, physical and emotional well-being,” says National Sleep Foundation chairman Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, in a release. “NSF’s Sleep Better, Feel Better. campaign shines a light on the importance of sleep health toward improved productivity, mood, and overall health.”
SHI also shows that Americans have begun tracking their sleep, as 7% are using trackers to get insights into their sleep patterns. “Whether using a sleep device or simply monitoring patterns, Sleep Awareness Week presents a great opportunity for the public to take note of their current sleep behaviors and adjust their routines to make sleep a priority,” Hirshkowitz says. The full SHI quarterly results will be available online on www.sleepfoundation.org/how-america-sleeps on April 28.
To learn more about Sleep Awareness Week, visit www.sleepfoundation.org/saw. Follow the #SleepBetterFeelBetter campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily updates.