The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) convened an international expert consensus panel to identify key elements of sleep satisfaction. As a result, the NSF is constructing a tool to measure this subjective reporting of sleep. The report is available ahead of print in Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.

The project comes as NSF’s latest effort to provide the public with resources to better understand their sleep health, following sleep duration and sleep quality recommendations. Refinement and validation of the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Satisfaction Tool are underway, consistent with the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) standards and best practices. The final tool will be launched summer 2018.

“The National Sleep Foundation’s stepwise approach to defining sleep health is changing the way researchers think about sleep in the general population. We have shifted the focus away from only defining sleep health by its negative outcomes, including sleep dissatisfaction. The National Sleep Foundation’s latest findings put us on a better course towards identifying the public’s perspective and improving sleep health for everyone,” says Maurice Ohayon, MD, DSc, PhD, Stanford Sleep Epidemiology Research Center, in a release.