HALO Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is lead author on a paper, “Routinely assessing patients’ sleep health is time well spent,” that was recently published in Preventive Medicine Reports. In this paper, Dr. Chaput and his co-author provide a set of short and validated questions to be used in clinic by busy clinicians to gain a good snapshot of the key characteristics of sleep health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.

Chaput JP, Shiau J. Routinely assessing patients’ sleep health is time well spent . Prev Med Rep. 2019 Mar 15;14:100851.


Poor sleep health is common in today’s society and contributes to a wide array of health problems, decreases productivity, and increases the risk of accidents. Key sleep characteristics that should be assessed by clinicians include sleep duration, sleep quality, sleep timing, daytime alertness, and the absence of a sleep disorder. Examples of questions to be used by busy clinicians to quickly assess a patient’s sleep health are provided. It is hoped that sleep health will be given the same level of attention as diet and exercise in clinic.

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