On September 24th 2019, during World Sleep Congress in Vancouver, the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network, the Canadian Sleep Society, Fondation Sommeil and Wake-up Narcolepsy Canada have joined forces to launch Dormez là-dessus – Sleep on it!, a bilingual Canadian public health campaign to promote the importance of sleep to maintain good health.
Mission and objectives
This awareness campaign aims to promote the importance of sleep to maintain good health, to demystify sleep difficulties, and to offer solutions to patients.
The objectives aim to :
- Increase the awareness about sleep for the general public and decision makers by using scientifically valid and straight-forward messages:
- Sleep is crucial for physical, emotional and cognitive health. To stay healthy, it is as important to sleep well as it is to eat well and be physically active.
- There are many sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, sleepwalking, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and shift work sleep disorder. Fortunately, there are solutions for each one!
- Create partnerships with a variety of stakeholders interested in further supporting health policy improvement associated with sleep management.
This campaign will provide the population – including members of the public who suffer from sleep disorders – scientifically valid knowledge presented in a simple and original way.
Click here : sleeponitcanada.ca
You can help us to promote the website containing scientifically valid information on sleep by posting Sleep on it poster in your office, clinic, workplace, community centre, sport centre or health facilities.