National Sleep Foundation

Glossary

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Lifestyle - Life stressors often affect a person’s sleep health. Lifestyle issues that negatively impact sleep include: work and/or family stress, being overweight, smoking, using drugs or alcohol, lack of exercise.

Long Sleepers - An individual who sleep longer than average, but feels well and functions without impairment. Long sleep is different from idiopathic hypersomnia, where a person sleeps long hours but still does not feel refreshed.