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National Center on Sleep Disorders Research - NCSDR
NHLBI Health Information Center

Organization URL(s)

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncsdr/index.htm
nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov

Other Contact Information

P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
301-592-8573 (Voice)
240-629-3246 (FAX)

Description

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), located within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was established in 1993 to combat a serious public health concern. About 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems; among them, nearly 60 percent have a chronic disorder. Each year, sleep disorders, sleep deprivation, and sleepiness add an estimated $15.9 billion to the national health care bill. Additional costs to society for related health problems, lost worker productivity, and accidents have not been calculated. Sleep disorders and disturbances of sleep comprise a broad range of problems, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, parasomnia, jet-lag syndrome, and disturbed biological and circadian rhythms.

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Publications list is available.

Review Date

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011