Healthy Sleep Across the Lifespan

Research in this portfolio focuses on the biological, psychosocial and structural causes of inadequate sleep, and its consequences, with a view to improving sleep health for people at all stages of life. Although the primary focus is on Aotearoa/New Zealand, this research also advances broader scientific knowledge and has international relevance.

This figure summarises the first international consensus on how much sleep people need at different stages of life for maintaining their waking function and health.

Healthy Sleep Duration