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in line with its respective average.
Notably, this SHI also addressed overall health and stress, finding both to be strong predictors of our sleep health.  Those who reported better overall health achieved significantly higher scores on the SHI overall and on the sleep quality subindex than those with fair or poor health (83 vs. 64, and 78 vs. 48, respectively).  Regarding stress, those who reported feeling severe or very severe stress reflected significantly worse overall SHI and sleep quality subindex scores than those with little or no stress (61 vs. 80, and 49 vs. 75, respectively).  
Dr. Joseph Ojile, Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation stated that "as we continue to advocate for sleep as part of our health-centric initiatives, these data show both usual and unusual stressors may contribute to sleep disruption.  This information reflects an opportunity for increased discussion between physicians and the public regarding the benefits of stress reduction and a good night's sleep in overall health."

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The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the NSF is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research and practice.

About the Sleep Health Index®

The SHI is a quarterly fielded, nationally representative sample of American adults used to obtain the nation’s “sleep index”. The SHI tracks trends and chronicles our nation’s index of sleep health over time.  

The full report of results was produced by Langer Research Associates.  For more information on the SHI methodology, go to the National Sleep Foundation’s website or refer to the Sleep Health Journal

Knutson KL, Phelan J, Paskow MJ, et al. The National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index. Sleep Heal. 2017;3(4):234-240. doi:10.1016/j.sleh.2017.05.011.


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