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, the best way to get involved is to sign up for our 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.

Raise Your Voice

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

Racism has no place in the sleep community. Here are our commitments.

All of us at Project Sleep are deeply shaken and horrified by the senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black lives. The pain and frustration across our nation is very real, and after taking June 1-7 to reflect and listen, it is important for us to speak…

Tremendous Congressional Support for Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Project Sleep is thrilled to share the news that an unprecedented 41 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed onto a bipartisan letter on March 17, 2020, supporting critical sleep and sleep disorders research and awareness. Importantly, 41 co-signers is considered a tremendous and impactful success by sign-on letter standards, with nearly 10% of…

Action Alert: Urge Your Representative to Join Critical Sleep Letter

Your Opportunity to Advocate Exciting news! An official Congressional Sign On Letter will be sent to the Appropriations Committee asking them to prioritize support for critical sleep, circadian, and sleep disorders awareness and medical research. To be effective, we need your Members of the U.S. House of Representatives to “sign on.” The more House Representatives…

Sleep Policy in Progress! Reporting Back from Washington DC

On Monday, Feb. 9, 2020,  Project Sleep and the Sleep Research Society co-hosted an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill bringing together patient advocates and sleep researchers to urge Congress to support critical sleep research and awareness efforts. The following day, Project Sleep’s President & CEO, Julie Flygare, JD joined sleep researchers to discuss sleep research…
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