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Getting enough sleep is crucial for our overall health and wellbeing. While most Australians are meeting national recommendations for how much sleep is required each night, many still experience some form of sleep problem.

Poor sleep can seriously affect a person’s quality of life and increase the risk of developing chronic health conditions. It also has a substantial impact on the Australian economy.

This report summarises evidence on the prevalence of sleep problems and their relationship with chronic health conditions. It shows that Australian adults commonly report sleep problems, and that getting too much or too little sleep is associated with an increased risk of several conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke. Data limitations and opportunities for monitoring sleep are also discussed.

Publication Details
DOI:
10.25816/d2d7-p797
ISBN:
978-1-76054-910-7
License type:
CC BY
Access Rights Type:
open