Advocacy

Your experience makes a difference.

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. 

Important opportunities arise throughout the year, get involved in sleep advocacy by signing up for e-updates.

Guiding Principles

Advancing Sleep Research

Project Sleep advocates for robust federal research funding to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of sleep and to develop novel treatments, early detection tools, and prevention strategies for people living with sleep-related conditions. Likewise, we support federal data collection and survey efforts to better understand population-wide sleep trends.

Accelerating Treatment Options

People with sleep-related conditions need a seat at the table throughout the clinical research process. This is why Project Sleep is passionate about bringing the perspectives and priorities of people living with sleep disorders and their loved ones into clinical research.

Ensuring Access to Healthcare

Access to healthcare providers, services and treatments is essential to improve outcomes for all those living with sleep-related conditions. Project Sleep supports policies that improve access to healthcare resources, including comprehensive, affordable, and non-discriminatory health insurance.

Furthering Education, Awareness and Training

Project Sleep supports policies that increase sleep health and sleep disorders education, awareness and training opportunities.

Addressing Sleep Health Disparities

Project Sleep worked with the sleep health disparities research community to develop specific sleep health disparities policy recommendations.

Raise Your Voice for Sleep Advocacy

The sleep community has made advancements, but we need your help! Your experience plays a powerful role in helping decision-makers understand the real-life ramifications of sleep conditions and sleep loss across America. Sign up for our e-updates to take action. 

Project Sleep Advocacy Latest News

36 Members of Congress Co-Sign Bipartisan Sleep Letter

On April 25, 2022, an incredible 36 U.S. Representatives signed onto a bipartisan letter in support of sleep, sleep disorders, and sleep health disparities priorities. Given only several days to activate this spring, the incredible sleep community rallied quickly across the country. Your tremendous outreach to over 200 Congressional Offices on Capitol Hill resulted in…

Urgent Action: Ask Your Representative to Support Sleep Health and Sleep Disorders

Your Voice Matters For the fourth year in a row, an official Congressional Sign On Letter will be sent to the Appropriations Committee asking them to prioritize support for sleep and sleep disorders research and awareness. To be effective, we need your Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to “sign on.” The more House…

You’re Invited! 2022 Sleep Research Congressional Briefing

The Sleep Research and Sleep Disorders Patient Communities Cordially Invite You to a Virtual Congressional Briefing: Advancing the Science of Sleep and Circadian Research Release of the National Institutes of Health’s  Sleep Research Plan Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Eastern) Join Briefing HereSpeakers Include: Sleep Health Caucus Co-Chairs: Congresswoman Zoe…

2021 Sleep Advocacy Forum Educates and Elevates Sleep Field

On Oct. 18-19, 2021, Project Sleep was thrilled to facilitate the second annual virtual 2021 Sleep Advocacy Forum, rallying together a remarkable group of policy makers and sleep advocates to share information and coalesce around areas of common concern. On Monday, Oct. 18th, the Sleep Advocacy Forum‘s Educational Sessions covered an array of timely topics…
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