NHLBI Campaign Promotes Adequate Sleep in Children – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NHLBI Campaign Promotes Adequate Sleep in Children – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – Brief Article

Rosemarie Sweeney

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is launching a five-year educational initiative, titled Sleep Well. Do Well. Star Sleeper Campaign, to promote the concept that adequate nighttime sleep (at least nine hours of restful sleep each night) is vital to children’s health, safety, success in school activities, sports, extracurricular activities and will help improve relationships with family and friends. The campaign will target small children and their parents, teachers and physicians, and will feature the cartoon character Garfield as its “Star Sleeper” and “spokescat.” Major components of the campaign include educational materials and promotional items. Organizations that have agreed to be part of the campaign include the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the Capital Children’s Museum. An interactive online version and other sleep education materials are available on the Web at http://starsleep.nhlbi.nih.gov.

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