Description

Sleep is part of the “behaviour and lifestyle” subdimension. It is a fundamental component of sustainable health that can greatly affect our quality of life and well-being. Getting enough good quality sleep helps increase alertness, boost performance, and improve physical and mental health. Conversely, insufficient or fitful sleep can lead to fatigue and increased risk of accidents and health problems such as depression and high blood pressure.

Committee approach

The committee mainly focuses on assessing sleep in general without any particular emphasis on the various sleep disorders. The committee identified a number of important aspects of sleep, which are measured by the selected tools and measures. These include duration, time of occurrence, quality, efficiency, satisfaction, and chronotype, as well as the use of drugs and natural products.  

Team

Charles M. Morin

Charles M. Morin

School of Psychology, FSS

Geneviève Belleville
School of Psychology, FSS

Célyne H. Bastien
School of Psychology, FSS

Marc Hébert
Department of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, FMED

Manon Lamy
Centre d'étude des troubles du sommeil

Marie-Christine Ouellet
School of Psychology, FSS

Josée Savard
School of Psychology, FSS

Annie Vallières
School of Psychology, FSS

Tools

PULSAR has developed a conceptual framework for exploring and identifying the best ways to measure and evaluate specific aspects of sustainable health. This framework makes it possible to take stock of existing tools and measures and categorize and classify them according to various criteria such as ease of use, complexity, and implementation cost. Once established by consensus by our committees, this system will provide a quick overview of the tools and measures proposed by PULSAR for each dimension of interest. The conceptual framework is re-evaluated annually to allow the committees to make improvements so it can be used to develop multiple indicators of sustainable health.

Contact PULSAR

Want to study sleep as part of your research projects, contact experts on the team, participate in our research on assessing this aspect of sustainable health, or simply learn more? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!