Performance Triad - Sleep
Key Sleep Disorders
Sleep and Chronic Disease
How Much Sleep Do I Need?
Sleep Hygiene Tips
What Should I Do If I Can't Sleep?
10 Effective Sleep Habits for Adults

Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression, which threaten our nation’s health. Aside from these, insufficient sleep is also responsible for motor vehicle and machinery-related crashes, causing substantial injury and disability each year.

More than one-quarter of the U.S. population report occasionally not getting enough sleep, while nearly 10% experience chronic insomnia. However, new methods for assessing and treating sleep disorders bring hope to the millions suffering from insufficient sleep. Getting sufficient sleep is not a luxury, it is a necessity, and should be thought of as a “vital sign” of good health.

Understanding how lack of sleep affects your health can allow you to make healthier decisions for you and your family. The sections above contain information about sleep disorders and how lack of sleep can affect the health of someone living with a chronic disease. There is information on how much sleep is recommended for different age groups and tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep. If you are still having difficulty sleeping, check out the following resources at


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