On Tuesday, February 25, 2019, patient advocates and sleep researchers joined together on Capitol Hill in Washington DC to educate policy makers about the importance of sleep health and sleep disorders. This Hill Day, co-led by the Sleep Research Society and Project Sleep, was part of our collaboration and ongoing efforts to advocate for sleep research and awareness.
Why Raise Our Voices for Sleep?
While scientists are making breakthroughs to better understand sleep’s vital role, it is critical that these findings reach people and improve lives.
Thus, our advocates spoke to legislators about the importance of funding translational research to improve outcomes for people with sleep conditions. In addition, we stressed the importance of public and professional sleep education to improve public health and reduce delays in diagnosing sleep conditions.