NSF Sleep Recommendations Widen Ranges, Categorize Adults

February 3, 2015 3:14 PM

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The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, just released its updated recommendations for appropriate sleep durations for children and adults. The panel’s consensus, published in the journal Sleep Health, recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups.

“This is the first time that any professional organization has developed age-specific recommended sleep durations based on a rigorous, systematic review of the world scientific literature relating sleep duration to health, performance, and safety,” says Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD [http://www.sleep...

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