2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to a team that investigated the biology of daily sleep-wake rhythms

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm Summary Life on Earth is adapted to the rotation of our planet. For many years … Read more

Academy of Sleep and Wellness Testimony at Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030

On September 7, Grace Denault provided live testimony to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 on behalf of The Academy of Sleep and Wellness.

This committee is integral in forming the framework and design of Healthy People 2030. In contrast to the Healthy People 2020 initiative, Healthy People 2030 has dropped all objectives and goals related to sleep health. The Academy of Sleep and Wellness is advocating for inclusion of sleep health goals in Healthy People 2030.

We encourage members of the public to submit comments to the committee supportive of keeping sleep health in Healthy People 2030 using this link:

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The following is a transcript of the testimony provided by Mrs. Denault:

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Academy of Sleep and Wellness to Participate in Healthy People 2030 Development

Co-sponsored by the American Public Health Association & US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress … Read more

Renowned biologist George Church and Narcolepsy

It didn’t happen during his appearances on Stephen Colbert’s show or his walk down the red carpet in April as one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2017. It has happened during meetings, seminars, and panel appearances from Beijing to Boston: Renowned biologist George Church nodded off. It’s no secret that he has narcolepsy, the condition … Read more

ASW at the 2017 Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat

The ACADEMY OF SLEEP AND WELLNESS recently participated in the 2017 Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat on the Genetics of Aging-Related Neurodegeneration at the Institute on Aging at the University of Pennsylvania. The presentation was The Relationship Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease. Presentation