Current Awards

Sleep Champion Award

Next Issue Date: January 3, 2022
Next Nomination Due Date: February 14, 2022
Next Award Selection Notification: By April 29, 2022
Amount of Award: $5,000 in funds to support sleep health and/or education services and complimentary registration for a representative to attend the SLEEP 2022 Meeting

The 2022 Sleep Champion Award nomination cycle will open January 2022. Please check back for additional details or subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates on AASM Foundation  programs.

The Sleep Champion Award celebrates successful community-based sleep health services and education provided by non-profit organizations. AASM members are encouraged to nominate organizations that provide best-in-class care and/or education in the sleep community. The organization selected for the Sleep Champion Award will receive $5,000, in addition to a travel award for a representative to attend a future SLEEP meeting and accept the award in person at a special event.

2021 Sleep Champion Award Recipient

Start School Later, Inc.
Severna Park, Maryland

Start School Later is a coalition of health professionals, sleep scientists, educators, parents, students, and other concerned citizens dedicated to increasing public awareness about the relationship between sleep and school hours and to ensuring school start times take into account the health, safety, education, and equity of students.

In the nearly six years I have collaborated with SSL/Healthy Hours, I have seen their singular devotion to promoting a culture of healthy sleep across the United States. The SSL/Healthy Hours team has a broad vision and a dedicated group of volunteers who know how to make things happen.
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.
Gerald E. McGinnis Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Physician, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

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About the Sleep Champion Award

The Sleep Champion Award provides:

  • $5,000 in funds to support sleep health and/or education services.
  • A complimentary registration for a representative to attend the SLEEP 2022 Meeting
  • Only AASM individual or facility members are eligible to nominate an organization for the Sleep Champion Award.
  • Nominated organizations must be non-profit organizations.

Award recipients will be announced by April 29, 2022.

Questions should be submitted to or individuals should call the AASM Foundation’s Director of Development at 630-737-9725.

Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc.
Farmington, Michigan