This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 18, 2020
While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week
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Sleep deprivation in an American homeless population
February 13, 2020
From the research study abstract: “Seventy-five percent of participants report getting less than the 7-9 recommended hours of sleep per night. Participants scored almost one standard deviation above the mean on both PROMIS measures demonstrating greater fatigue and sleep disturbance as compared with the general population. ”
Takeaway: The results aren't surprising; what's surprising is the lack of discussion about sleep health as part of psychiatric health and well being in this population.