The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990 by the leaders in sleep medicine, NSF is the trusted resource for sleep science, healthy sleep habits, and sleep disorders to medical professionals, patients and the public.


As the global voice for sleep health, its priority goals are to ensure that:

  • Sleep is used as a vital sign of health by medical professionals and the public;

  • The biological sleep/wake process is common knowledge;

  • Workplaces, schools, homes and transportation infrastructures are designed to be sleep-friendly;

  • Sleep science is rapidly incorporated into products and services.

Accreditation Statement

The National Sleep Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NSF’s Resources/ Programs

Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation publishes Sleep Health an academic journal that covers sleep’s role in population health from the social science perspective. The Journal serves as the foremost publication for manuscripts that advance the sleep health of all members of society.

Sleep Technology Summit

The Summit explored the newest innovations in sleep technology as well as the business and investment opportunities within this growing segment of technology. Speakers included Fullpower Technologies, Jawbone, Misfit, Philips Respironics, and many others. The Expo featured the latest sleep and technology products which were also showcased on a concurrently organized satellite media tour.

Sleep Health and Safety

NSF’s Sleep Health and Safety Conference is an annual meeting that brings together industry professionals, researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine, policymakers and advocates to explore sleep-related issues that affect our communities.