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. 

Congressional Sleep Letter

Each year, Project Sleep advocates for an official Congressional Sign On Letter that is sent to the Appropriations Committee asking them to prioritize support for sleep and sleep disorders public health, awareness, and research. Through activating our community to ask their U.S. House Representatives to “sign on” to this letter, we effectively communicate the need for this support to Capitol Hill.

This yearly letter creates momentum that is critical to advance sleep health, sleep equity, and sleep disorders at a national level.

Sleep Advocacy Champion Award

Started in 2023, the Sleep Advocacy Champion award annually recognizes an individual who has worked to elevate the voice of sleep through federal and grassroots advocacy and public discourse. Each year, the award recipient is recognized for outstanding and significant contributions advancing the policy goals of Project Sleep and the broader sleep community.

Sleep Advocacy Champions are trailblazers and community leaders who lead by example and embody Project Sleep’s commitment to making progress for sleep health, sleep equity, and sleep disorders.

Project Sleep was thrilled to present the inaugural Sleep Advocacy Champion award to Matthew Horsnell, a Project Sleep Rising Voices speaker, Wake Up Narcolepsy small groups facilitator, and incredibly dedicated sleep advocate. Learn more about the inaugural award in the 2023 Sleep Advocacy Forum blog post.

Project Sleep Advocacy Latest News

Awakening America: Congressional Briefing on Sleep and Public Health

Project Sleep cordially invites Members of Congress, staffers, and interested stakeholders to attend: “Awakening America: A Congressional Briefing on Sleep and Public Health” Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (Eastern) Room 2075, Rayburn House Office Building On Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 at 12:00 noon ET, please join the sleep community for a…

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…

Project Sleep Brings Patient Voices to White House Listening Session

Exciting news! On Dec 8, 2023, Project Sleep participated in a White House virtual Listening Session on Burden Reduction. This session focused on decreasing burdens individuals and families face when accessing government benefits and services. Members of the Office of Public Engagement, Office of Management and Budget, and the White House Domestic Policy Council listened…
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