On Sept. 21, the Congressional Sleep Health Caucus held its first briefing for legislative staff. The virtual briefing focused on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and allowed legislative staff to learn about the importance of sleep health from several sleep experts.

Patient concerns, including access to care and appropriate treatment during the pandemic, were shared from the patient advocate perspective, and the pandemic’s effect on children’s sleep also was highlighted during the briefing. You can share the recording of the briefing with your members of Congress to increase awareness and education on sleep health issues, particularly during the current public health emergency.

Ask your representative to join the Sleep Health Caucus today!

About the Sleep Health Caucus

The Sleep Health Caucus was established to emphasize the need for healthy sleep for optimal health as well as to promote high-quality, patient-centered care for the millions of Americans who have a sleep disorder. The caucus is chaired by Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California and Republican Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois.

Learn more about the AASM legislative and policy agenda. For more information about the Sleep Health Caucus, contact policy@aasm.org.