Sleep Satisfaction Study

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Sleep Satisfaction Study

Sleep Satisfaction Consensus Panel

NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION — In continuation of its efforts to define Sleep Health, the National Sleep Foundation convened a panel of experts to vote on key indicators of sleep satisfaction, which were extracted from a systematic literature review.


The ultimate goal of this initiative is to develop a validated tool to assess the subjective aspect of sleep in the general population.


To use expert opinion and systematic literature review findings to identify the essential indicators of sleep satisfaction.

  1. To discuss subjective sleep satisfaction, not clinical sleep dissatisfaction
  2. To consider the indicators for sleep satisfaction in a normal population under normal circumstances

The panel meeting was held at the Stanford Sleep Epidemiology Research Center (SSERC) in Palo Alto, CA on July 15, 2017.  A provisional tool was drafted and is undergoing validation and refinement.




Maurice M. Ohayon, MD, DSc, PhD

Moderator and Expert Panel Chair

Chief of the Division of Public Mental Health & Population Sciences

Director, Stanford Sleep Epidemiology Center

John Arrillaga PI & Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California

Edward Bixler, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Vice-Chair of Research

Penn State University College of Medicine

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Yves Dauvilliers, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology and Physiology

Head of Clinical and Research Activity

Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, Gui-de-Chauliac Hospital

National Reference Network for Narcolepsy, INSERM U1061

Montpellier, France

David Gozal, MD, MBA

Herbert T. Abelson Professor of Pediatrics

Priztker School of Medicine, Biological Sciences Division

The University of Chicago Medicine

Comer Children’s Hospital

Chicago, Illinois

Max Hirshkowitz, PhD

Full Professor Emeritus

Baylor College of Medicine &

VAMC Sleep Center

Houston, Texas

Giuseppe Plazzi, MD

Professor of Neurology & Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Michael V. Vitiello, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington


Special thanks to Cristina Milesi, Scientific Director at the Institute of Public Health and Environment (Palo Alto, CA) and Michael Chen (Boston, MA) for their contributions to this effort.


Sleep Duration Recommendations

Sleep Quality Recommendations

Sleep Satisfaction Initial Report

Sleep Satisfaction Final Report

National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index®