The National Institutes of Health recently released a projection estimating that funding for sleep research will decrease by 22% to $254 million in fiscal year 2018, compared with the FY 2017 estimated (enacted) total of $327 million.

The projection was part of an updated analysis of the annual support level for various research, condition, and disease categories based on grants, contracts, and other funding mechanisms. The FY 2018 estimate is based on actual data from the Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) system.

NIH funding for sleep research had increased annually from $229 million in FY 2013.