Doctors seldom discuss sleep with their patients: study

Just a single question on the topic during routine consults can help, expert says

Only about one-third of individuals have ever discussed sleep with their doctor or other healthcare provider, a study suggests.

Bad sleep

US researchers analysed self-reported data from a study carried out in Philadelphia between 2012 and 2014 on nearly 1000 people (39% female) aged 22-60.

On average, participants slept less than the recommended 7-9 hours a night and had an Insomnia Severity Index score of more than 10, implying they had subthreshold insomnia, the authors said.

Overall, 29% of participants reported using some form of sleep

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