Our Mission

Sleep Disorder Help and Aid - Our Mission

About Us

Project Sleep is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about sleep health, sleep equity, and sleep disorders.

Project Sleep’s Mission

Believing in the value of sleep, Project Sleep aims to improve public health by educating individuals about the importance of sleep health, sleep equity, and sleep disorders. Project Sleep educates and empowers individuals using events, campaigns, and programs to bring people together and talk about sleep as a pillar of health.





Project Sleep hosts events throughout the year to educate and empower the sleep community, and raise public awareness of sleep disorders. Explore our month-by-month calendar of community events and check out the annual Sleep In campaign and World Narcolepsy Day (#WorldNarcolepsyDay).

Project Sleep is passionate about educating decision-makers and advancing progress through public policy and advocacy efforts. By elevating the voices of individuals facing sleep-related issues and leveraging policy expertise, we are helping to improve outcomes for people across America.

The Narcolepsy Nerd Alert series invites fellow Narcolepsy Nerds to explore unique aspects of the narcolepsy experience, contemplate bold questions, and learn from each other. After each broadcast, we create a corresponding printable toolkit featuring participants’ insights.

The Rising Voices leadership program trains people with sleep disorders to effectively raise awareness through public speaking, serving the dual purposes of fostering a new generation of patient-advocates spreading awareness of sleep disorders while empowering participants.

Why Sleep Health, Sleep Equity and Sleep Disorders?

We believe in bridging the gaps between sleep health, sleep equity and sleep disorders. All are urgent public health issues facing our nation and must be addressed simultaneously. Learn more about sleep health, sleep equity, and sleep disorders.

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Project Sleep’s Latest News

Project Sleep at APSS SLEEP Meeting 2024

Over June 1-5, 2024, Project Sleep attended SLEEP 2024 in Houston, TX. SLEEP 2024 was the 38th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS). The annual SLEEP meeting is dedicated to clinical sleep medicine, sleep and circadian research, and sleep health. Project Sleep had the opportunity to share our work and research…
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Donor Spotlight: Meet Jacob Zeiher

In 2014, Jacob Zeiher became one of the first recipients of the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship, established by Project Sleep. Reflecting on his journey, Jacob emphasizes the importance of “paying it forward” to empower others through similar opportunities. Jacob’s journey with narcolepsy began in his early school years when his father, a practicing physician,…
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SLEEP 2024 Poster Presentation: Diagnostic Patterns in Hypersomnolence

New data from Project Sleep’s Narcolepsy and IH Social Support Survey will be presented in a late-breaking abstract poster at SLEEP 2024, June 1-5 in Houston, TX. The study, “Evolving Diagnostic Patterns in Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence: Has Time to Diagnosis Gotten Shorter Over The Last Decades?” examines diagnostic patterns in hypersomnolence (i.e., narcolepsy and…

35 Members of Congress Sign Letter for Sleep Research and Awareness

On May 1, 2024, a group of 35 U.S. Representatives co-signed a Congressional letter in support of prioritizing sleep medical research and public awareness at a national level. This letter notes the troubling lack of coordinated sleep activities in public health and urges the CDC to modernize sleep public health. Starting on Thursday, April 11,…

Action Alert: Ask Your Representative to Support Sleep Awareness and Research

Take Action for Sleep This year, an official Congressional Sign On Letter will be sent to the Appropriations Committee asking them to prioritize support for sleep and sleep disorders public health, awareness, and research. To be effective, we need your Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to “sign on.” The more House Representatives sign…
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