National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project

CDC awarded the American Academy of Sleep MedicineExternal a 5-year (2013–2018) cooperative agreement to coordinate the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. The primary purpose of this collaborative program is to:

  • Expand sleep health promotion and sleep prevention awareness.
  • Develop partnerships and collaborations to improve education and awareness about sleep hygiene.
  • Improve provider knowledge and skills about sleep health promotion.
  • Recommend a sleep health data collection model.
  • Identify and disseminate sleep health-related policies.

The project focuses on the following Healthy People 2020 Sleep Health objectives:

  • Increase the proportion of persons with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea who seek medical evaluation.
  • Reduce the rate of vehicular crashes per 100 million miles traveled that are due to drowsy driving.
  • Increase the proportion of students in grades 9 through 12 who get sufficient sleep.
  • Increase the proportion of adults who get sufficient sleep.