National Sleep Foundation Highlights New Evidence for Sleep Health Disparities
Washington, D.C. (September 24, 2020): The latest issue of the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) Sleep Health Journal features a collection of new research studies that add to the evidence base for racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in sleep health.
“The mission of Sleep Health is to explore sleep’s role in population health and elucidate the social science perspective on sleep and health. Sources and consequences of sleep disparities are central to this mission, and multiple new manuscripts in the latest issue illuminate a broad range of factors that can contribute to sleep disparities,” said Orfeu Buxton, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Sleep Health and professor of Biobehavioral Health at Pennsylvania State University.
“This collection of research centered around sleep health disparities demonstrate the importance of focusing on the wide range of modifiable environmental and sociocultural determinants of health across the life course, which can be considered manifestations of addressable social ills such as structural racism,” said JPB Fellow Chandra Jackson, PhD, MS, Research Investigator at the National Institutes of Health and Associate Editor of Sleep Health. Read full article.