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J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Aug 15;11(8):931-52. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.4950.

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

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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

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society recently released a Consensus Statement regarding the recommended amount of sleep to promote optimal health in adults. This paper describes the methodology, background literature, voting process, and voting results for the consensus statement. In addition, we address important assumptions and challenges encountered during the consensus process. Finally, we outline future directions that will advance our understanding of sleep need and place sleep duration in the broader context of sleep health.

KEYWORDS:

adult; consensus; health; recommendation; sleep duration

PMID:
26235159
PMCID:
PMC4513271
DOI:
10.5664/jcsm.4950
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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