Authors review of the epidemiological data on the impact of sleep duration and disorders on cardiovascular health suggests the following:
- Both short- and long-duration sleep and sleep disorders such as Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and insomnia are associated with adverse cardiometabolic risk profiles and outcomes
- Treating those with sleep disorders may provide clinical benefits, particularly for blood pressure
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recently released a statement in favor of ≥7 hours of sleep per night for adults “to promote optimal health.”.
Similarly, Healthy People 2020 has released a series of sleep health goals, including to “increase the proportion of adults who get sufficient sleep.” To increase the clinical awareness of and action on sleep-related issues and disorders, the following steps should be considered: