Heads Up For Sleep Awareness Week
March 31, 1999
This weekend is the start of daylight savings time, and the National Sleep Foundation is using it to anchor the second National Sleep Awareness Week, March 29 to April 4.
The foundation has announced a toll-free Telephone Screening for Daytime Sleepiness. By calling (877) BE AWAKE, callers will be able to assess their level of daytime sleepiness, and will learn when they should consult a doctor about their results.
The foundation's 1999 Sleep in America poll of more than 1,000 people found that on average, adults are getting an hour's less sleep than they need during the work week; that 62% of adults report driving while feeling drowsy in the past year; and that 27% of adults report they have dozed off at the wheel of an automobile, even for just a moment, in the past year.
Get more information at http://www.sleepfoundation.org, or call the National Sleep Foundation for free information on sleep at (888) NSF SLEEP.