Why this matters for sleep and respiratory patients
Community-based and precision and personalized population health (P3H) approaches are effective strategies to assessing and addressing sleep health problems and related health conditions, according to research. Yet very few sleep health programs use these approaches. This may account for low estimates of sleep health problems, related cardiovascular disease outcomes, and inadequate healthcare infrastructure to address sleep-related health outcomes at the community and population level. If community-based and P3H programs were adopted more widely, they could help reduce entrenched disparities that affect the diagnosis, treatment and adherence for sleep and reparatory conditions.