Sleep Health

Childhood Health and Wellness Infancy

A critical determinant of health and well-being

Sleep, like nutrition and physical activity, is a critical determinant of health and well-being, and a basic requirement for infant, child, and adolescent health and development. Healthy People 2020 developed this resource to increase public knowledge of how adequate sleep and treatment of sleep disorders improve health, productivity, wellness, quality of life, and safety on roads and in the workplace. It reviews the importance of sleep health, demographics of those with sleep-disordered breathing (including apnea), and emerging issues in sleep health.

See additional information on Sleep Apnea in Children and Sleep in Babies, Kids, Teens and Pregnant Women.

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Developed by: Healthy People 2020