Sleep Health Education

The Problem of Poor Sleep in the Black Community

Blacks get less sleep and are more likely to get a sleep disorder called sleep apnea than other groups. Why Blacks face these challenges is not understood but it may be caused by genetic factors and excessive weight. This website will inform you about sleep apnea and other sleep problems. The website will also address how to find out if you have sleep apnea, and where to get help for it, if you have it. Read more here.

Who We Are

Sleep Health Education is a partnership between NYU School of Medicine, Columbia University, Harlem Health Promotion Center, Teachers College, and community stakeholders. The project uses education and research to help individuals, families, and communities to learn about the importance of sleep to improve sleep health and overall well-being. Our goal is to develop educational tools that deal with the issue of sleep and sleep apnea in the Black community.  

Sleep Health

How can I get better sleep?
Click here to learn more about sleep health.

Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea?
Click here to learn more about the sleep disorder called sleep apnea.

Sleep Test

Where do I go for a sleep test?
Click here to find out about where to get the test that tells you if you have sleep apnea.