Sleep diplomacy: an approach to boosting global brain health
Lancet Healthy Longev. 2023 Aug;4(8):e368-e370. doi: 10.1016/S2666-7568(23)00109-5. Epub 2023 Jul 4.
Sleep diplomacy highlights the urgent need to address the widespread issue of sleep deprivation and its detrimental effects on overall health, particularly brain health and healthy ageing. By providing practical advice on sleep hygiene, healthy schedules, and light exposure, sleep diplomacy aims to promote a comprehensive approach to well-being. Despite the well-established importance of sleep for optimal cognitive function, emotional regulation, and physical abilities, it is often neglected in public and medical recommendations. Our proposed concept of sleep diplomacy also offers practical recommendations to address sleep issues in various settings and populations.