NSF Web Site Targets Children

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has launched a new Web site for children to learnabout healthy sleep. The Web site, www.SleepforKids.org, will help children ages 7 and uplearn the importance of sleep and share information about a child's sleep habits and sleepproblems. "SleepforKids.org talks directly to children and provides easy-to-use age-appropriatetools to promote the necessity of making sleep a daily priority," said Richard Gelula,NSF's chief executive officer.

Once on the Web site, "P.J. Bear," NSF's sleep ambassador, guides children through thesite as they read about how sleep works, productive sleep habits, sleep disorders, anddreams. The site also includes educational games and activities, as well as a downloadablecopy of NSF's new Sleep Diary for children. Furthermore, SleepforKids.org has a page forparents and teachers so they can access more information on children's sleep habits andproblems, and the possible links between sleep problems and other health issues.