"Sleep plays a vital role in human health, yet there is a lack of sufficient guidance on promoting good sleep health," said Sutapa Mukherjee, MBBS, PhD, chair of the ATS committee that produced the document.
"In this statement, with an eye towards improving public health, we address the importance of good quality sleep with a focus on sleep health in adults and children; the effects of work schedules on sleep; the impact of drowsy driving; and the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia."
The statement is published in the June 15 issue of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Key recommendations include the following:
Dr Mukherjee has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Some of the other guideline authors have disclosed the following: consultant to Apnex Medical and Apnicure; paid expert witness, independent medical examiner, or both in workers' compensation and disability cases involving fatigue and sleep apnea, and recipient of research grant from the National Sleep Foundation; speaker for Respiratory Homecare Solutions Canada; president of iONSLEEP, member of advisory committees of SleepMed and Sleep Solutions Inc., consultant to Inspire Medical Systems, and recipient of research grant from Inspire Medical Systems.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Published June 15, 2015. Abstract