|The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.|
Established in 1990, NSF relies on voluntary contributions including grants from foundations, corporations, government agencies and other organizations to support our programs.
The goals of the National Sleep Foundation are to ensure that:
1. Americans are aware that their sleep is an important component of their health and safety, and that they make obtaining sufficient sleep a priority.
2. Americans recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders and seek effective treatment for them.
3. Public and private institutions operate in a manner consistent with providing optimal sleep for human health and performance.
4. The incidence of drowsy driving is reduced so that it is rare and an exception.
5. New sleep-related discoveries are made that optimize public health and detection and treatment of sleep disorders.
(http://www.sleepfoundation.org/site/c.huIXKjM0IxF/b.2418943/k.A0F4/Mission_and_Goals.htm; accessed 9/23/08)
National Sleep Foundationís 2007 submission to the Internal Revenue Service (Form 990) includes the following donations:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals: $62,000
Cephalon, Inc.: $175,000
Merck & Co., Inc.: $205,000
Organon Intl Inc.: $55,000
Somaxon Pharmaceuticals: $75,000
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America: $390,000
Vanda Pharmaceuticals: $75,000
(http://www.sleepfoundation.org/atf/cf/%7Bf6bf2668-a1b4-4fe8-8d1a-a5d39340d9cb%7D/990RETURN2006.PDF">http://www.sleepfoundation.org/atf/cf/%7Bf6bf2668-a1b4-4fe8-8d1a-a5d39340d9cb%7D/990RETURN2006.PDF; accessed 9/26/08)