AMWA Promotes Sleep Awareness
This initiative launched March 2022 with Sleep Awareness Week® ( National Sleep Foundation) and will continue to be promoted throughout the year because sleep is so integral to the well-being of each person’s health, whether they be physicians, students, or patients.
Sleep is the foundation of good health.
Join us and help promote sleep awareness both during Sleep Awareness Week and throughout the year.
The 2022 Sleep Awareness Theme® was Your Best Slept Self.
PARTNER WITH US
Partner with us to disseminate resources to your local or national network and be recognized as a dissemination partner.
TAKE THE Z CHALLENGE
Take the Z Challenge to help build healthy sleep habits (7+ hours of sleep every night for adults). Feel the difference!
WEBINAR MARCH 17
Webinar on March 17, 8pm ET: Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on sleep and the management of insomnia.
SHORT SLEEP DURATION BY STATE
Short sleep duration (< 7 hours in a 24 hour period) varies from state to state. Check out your state.
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Learn more about insomnia from these infographics.
WOMEN AND SLEEP
SLEEP AND MEDICAL TRAINING
NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION RESOURCES
What Is Microsleep?
How Electronics Can Alter Your Sleep
What You Should Know About Sleep and Exercise
How to Make a Sleep Friendly Bedroom
Ten Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep
The Benefits of Napping
What Are the Common Causes of Snoring?
What Are the Sleep Stages?
TALK TO YOUR PATIENTS ABOUT SLEEP
Be sure to integrate questions about sleep into your patient assessments and routine medical visits. Learn why some advocate for sleep as a vital sign.
TIPS FROM AMWA SLEEP EXPERTS!
Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD is a recognized expert on sleep and circadian rhythms, particularly as they relate to mood regulation and women’s health. Her research is supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Hassenfeld Institute. Dr. Sharkey is Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry & Human Behavior, and Associate Dean for Gender Equity at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is an Associate Editor of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and serves on the editorial board of Sleep Health.
Some of Dr. Sharkey’s favorite sleep resources:
1. CBTi Coach – a free app for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
2. Jet Lag Rooster – this website helps you create a sleep and light exposure schedule to avoid jet lag when you travel across multiple time zones
SHARE YOUR INSIGHTS WITH US!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DISSEMINATION PARTNERS
Support for this sleep awareness campaign comes from an unrestricted grant from Eisai Co.