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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Happy September Everyone.

We would like to invite our SleepHealth partners to enter the Sleeptember #WeAllSleep Instagram Contest and spread awareness of the importance of sleep. #Sleeptember

And remember, please complete your surveys.  Preliminary findings of the study will be announced this month.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


 Take The Sleeptember Pledge Here

The Sleeptember® campaign is encouraging people to “Go Dark” and take a pledge to turn off the lights and electronic devices a bit earlier this month in order to add 15 minutes of sleep each week or seek other ways to improve their sleep health. Research and national surveys show that the average adult gets about an hour less of sleep on average than they actually need to boost their mood, safety and immune system.1 People who take the Sleeptember Pledge are entered into a sweepstakes to win an Apple Watch. Other contests and challenges will take place during Sleeptember and the rest of the year to encourage people around the world to get involved, improve their health and contribute their ideas to the campaign and patient-centered research studies.

“We are a community of people with chronic health conditions, non-profit organizations, and other partners working together to raise awareness of how sleep impacts our health, safety, well-being, and productivity while raising funds for patient-centered medical research,” said Will Headapohl, chairman of the American Sleep Apnea Association, which sponsors the Sleeptember.

Good sleep promotes good health. Sleep represents a third of every person’s life and it has a tremendous impact on how we live, function and perform during the other two-thirds of our lives. It is indeed as vital as the air we breathe and the food we eat, especially for those with chronic diseases or compromised immune systems. Untreated sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss are associated with a significant increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, certain types of cancer, automobile crashes, on-the-job accidents, and total mortality along with impaired work productivity, academic performance, and reduced quality of life.2 The Sleeptember community seeks to crowdsource funds to provide support to researchers to confirm connections and find new discoveries to improve outcomes and interventions for the cancer, mental health, heart disease and children's health.

 Take The Sleeptember Pledge Here