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

Sleep Advocacy Forum Rallies Leaders & Community

This fall, Project Sleep was honored to facilitate the inaugural Sleep Advocacy Forum virtually on Oct 5-6, 2020. This new event brought together a powerful group of key leaders and sleep advocates to learn from each other and to maximize our collective impact in the policy space. On Monday, Oct. 5, the Sleep Advocacy Forum‘s…

New Sleep Health Disparities Policy Recommendations

Background: On June 8th, 2020, Project Sleep issued this statement standing firmly in solidarity with our Black community members and unequivocally condemning racism. We also made specific pledges including, “to highlight sleep research focused on race, racism, and sleep and health disparities, as well as advocate for more research in this area.” In furtherance of…

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…
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