Sleep – the Foundation of Good Health
AMWA celebrates Sleep Awareness Week® March 12-18 with the National Sleep Foundation and will continue to promote this initiative throughout the year because sleep is integral to the well-being of each person’s health, whether they be physicians, students, or patients. The American Heart Association has added healthy sleep as part of its Life’s Essential 8™, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine includes sleep as one of its six pillars, and advocates are identifying sleep as a vital sign.
The 2023 Sleep Awareness Theme® is Your Best Slept Self.
WEBINAR MARCH 16
Webinar on March 16, 8pm ET: Let’s Make Sleep Our Superpower, Not the Enemy with Dr. Suzanne Bertisch
TAKE THE C CHALLENGE
Take the C Challenge to help establish healthy sleep habits
SLEEP AND CHRONIC DISEASE
The importance of sleep on chronic disease is becoming increasingly recognized within healthcare. Learn more.
IMPACT OF RACE, ETHNICITY, AND SES
There is a higher prevalence and severity of sleep disorders among patients of color, underrepresented populations, and those from socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Learn more.
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Learn more about insomnia from these infographics.
WOMEN AND SLEEP
SLEEP AND MEDICAL TRAINING
The years of medical training can be grueling and significantly impact sleep. Learn more about the impact of sleep on trainees.
NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION RESOURCES
For 25 years, the National Sleep Foundation has been hosting Sleep Awareness Week. Learn more and check out the poll results about sleep and mental health.
SLEEP – AN OVERLOOKED 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
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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DISSEMINATION PARTNERS
Support for this sleep awareness campaign comes from an unrestricted grant from Eisai Co.