Improving sleep: Outcomes from a worksite healthy sleep program

Mark W. Steffen, Angela C. Hazelton, Wendy R. Moore, Sarah M. Jenkins, Matthew M. Clark, Philip T. Hagen

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE:: Unhealthy and inadequate sleep is a common and significant problem impacting absenteeism, presenteeism, health, and productivity. This study aimed at analyzing the effect of a worksite-based healthy sleep program. METHODS:: Retrospective analysis of 53 adult members of a worksite wellness center who participated in an 8-week healthy sleep program and completed pre- and postintervention health behavior questionnaires. RESULTS:: Following the intervention participants felt significantly more rested, more confident in their ability to deal with sleep problems, and more knowledgeable about sleep. In addition, they reported a reduction in their stress level, improved quality of life, and increase energy level. CONCLUSIONS:: These results support the effectiveness of worksite programs designed to promote healthy sleep. Future randomized studies are needed to further investigate the effectiveness and optimal delivery of healthy sleep promotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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