6 Dedicated Projects For Promoting And Improving Sleep

With all of its gadgets and demands, the modern world requires a lot of focus and energy. Without a good night's sleep, it isn't easy to keep up. Luckily, many organizations exist to foster better rest and rejuvenation for everyone. This list, in no particular order, highlights some groups working to help us all catch more z's.

The #1 entry is the Sleep Health Foundation, based in Australia. Its mission is to improve people's lives through better sleep. It works toward this goal by implementing a strong media and internet presence, engaging with community leaders, interacting with other health bodies, and publishing educational information designed for the public and written by experts.

The organization hosts several events throughout the year, including Sleep Week, which features five days of speakers, information, and presentations about shut-eye. Meanwhile, the Foundation's WorkAlert initiative was developed to share science-driven tips and knowledge with the public, in order to help conquer the challenges of staying alert in a busy world.

Coming in at #2, we get the Sleep Research Society, an organization for scientific investigators who educate and research slumber and circadian science. The SRS serves its members and the field of sleep scholarship through training, education, and funding, as well as through forums that encourage collaboration and the exchange of ideas.

SRS hosts an annual SLEEP meeting, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, where the latest research is presented. The conference includes the SRS Trainee Symposia Series, a program specifically aimed at young researchers. Additionally, the Society hands out awards recognizing scientific achievement, public service, career development, and more.

Next up, at #3, we have World Sleep Day. This awareness project is produced by the World Sleep Society, and is intended to educate the public on how to advance slumber health everywhere. The organization aims to fulfill this mission by promoting and encouraging education, research, and patient care, particularly in areas where medicine around rest is less developed.

The World Sleep Society hopes to foster international exchanges among scientists, physicians, psychologists, nurses, technologists, and other medical and research personnel. It also hosts the World Sleep Congress, where these individuals gather to share and discuss the latest research related to rest.

The #4 entry is The Baby Sleep Site, a resource that aims to help parents everywhere by providing personalized sleep plans for their children, as well as sample schedules, guides, and more. The website was founded by Nicole Johnson, who started it after her own kids had trouble getting a good night's rest.

There are many packages for parents to choose from. Some include a sleep log analysis and a series of follow-up consultations. Returning clients can purchase add-ons, such as a single, 30-minute conversation about a child's setback, which may have been caused by travel, illness, teething, or some other significant change.

For #5, we present SleepBetter. This website offers advice and tips to get a better night's rest, and also sells bedding. Visitors can take a short quiz and get their "Zzzz Score" to see how their sleep patterns match others, and receive specific advice and information about slumber.

Carpenter Co., the creator of SleepBetter, is a manufacturer of pillows, mattresses, and other bedding items. Founded in 1948, its technical center is based out of Richmond, Virginia, and is devoted to improving sleep surfaces. Its line of memory foam, called Avela, is meant to encourage breathability by improving air circulation through and around the foam.

Rounding out our list at #6 is Dreem. The company makes headbands that monitor users' physiological data throughout the night, such as brain waves, heart rate, and respiratory rate, in order to provide an analysis of their sleep patterns. The item does not emit Wi-Fi or Bluetooth during the evening.

After collecting data, users can see personalized reports on their smartphones. The reports contain detailed, actionable insights designed specifically to work for each individual. Users are also taught how to meditate and create sleep routines with the help of trained psychologists and certified experts.