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VOLUME 38, ISSUE 06

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.5665/sleep.4716

Consensus Conference Panel: Nathaniel F. Watson, MD, MSc, Moderator1; M. Safwan Badr, MD2; Gregory Belenky, MD3; Donald L. Bliwise, PhD4; Orfeu M. Buxton, PhD5; Daniel Buysse, MD6; David F. Dinges, PhD7; James Gangwisch, PhD8; Michael A. Grandner, PhD, MSTR, CBSM7; Clete Kushida, MD, PhD9; Raman K. Malhotra, MD10; Jennifer L. Martin, PhD11; Sanjay R. Patel, MD, MSc12; Stuart F. Quan, MD12; Esra Tasali, MD13
Non-Participating Observers: Michael Twery, PhD14,*; Janet B. Croft, PhD15,*; Elise Maher, RPSGT16,*
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Staff: Jerome A. Barrett17; Sherene M. Thomas, PhD17; Jonathan L. Heald, MA17

1University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 2Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; 3Washington State University, Spokane, WA; 4Emory University, Atlanta, GA; 5Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; 6University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; 7University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; 8Columbia University, New York, NY; 9Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 10Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; 11University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; 12Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 13The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 14National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD; 15Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; 16Sleep Disorders Institute, New York, NY; 17American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Darien, IL; *attendance by these individuals does not constitute endorsement of this statement by their affiliated institutions or organizations



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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.

Citation:

Watson NF, Badr MS, Belenky G, Bliwise DL, Buxton OM, Buysse D, Dinges DF, Gangwisch J, Grandner MA, Kushida C, Malhotra RK, Martin JL, Patel SR, Quan SF, Tasali E. Recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult: a joint consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society. SLEEP 2015;38(6):843–844.

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