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J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Jun 15;11(6):591-2. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.4758.

Recommended Amount of Sleep for a Healthy Adult: A Joint Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society.

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1
University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
2
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
3
Washington State University, Spokane, WA.
4
Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
5
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
6
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
7
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
8
Columbia University, New York, NY.
9
Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
10
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
11
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
12
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
13
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Abstract

Sleep is essential for optimal health. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Sleep Research Society (SRS) developed a consensus recommendation for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in adults, using a modified RAND Appropriateness Method process. The recommendation is summarized here. A manuscript detailing the conference proceedings and evidence supporting the final recommendation statement will be published in SLEEP and the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

PMID:
25979105
PMCID:
PMC4442216
DOI:
10.5664/jcsm.4758
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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