CDC Releases Report on Prevalence of Healthy Sleep for U.S. Adults

The latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the CDC is the “first published report to document state-based estimates of self-reported healthy sleep duration for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.”

The report states that “based on recent recommendations for healthy sleep duration, these findings suggest that, although almost two thirds of U.S. adults sleep more than or equal to 7 hours in a 24-hour period, an estimated 83.6 million U.S. adults sleep less than 7 hours. Therefore, clinicians might find routine discussion of sleep health with their patients as well as pursuit of explanations for poor sleep health an important component of providing health care.”

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