Sleep, health, and society : from aetiology to public health / edited by Francesco P. Cappuccio, Michelle A. Miller, Steven W. Lockley.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
xix, 471 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


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"Sleep disturbances and sleep deprivation are common in modern society. Increasingly populations have been subjected to a steady constant decline in the number of hours devoted to sleep, due to changes in a variety of environmental and social conditions. Through the application of epidemiological methods of investigation sleep deprivation has been shown to be associated with a variety of chronic conditions and health outcomes, detectable across the entire lifespan, from childhood to adulthood to older age. Sleep medicine is rapidly being recognised as a growing area of clinical medicine, affecting wide-ranging specialists including respiratory physicians, neurologists, cardiologists and psychiatrists. However, it also has huge implications in the fields of epidemiology, public health, and preventive medicine. This book summarises for the first time the epidemiological evidence linking sleep deprivation and disruption to several chronic conditions, and explores the public health implications with the view to developing preventive strategies. It will appeal to both preventive medicine specialists, sleep researchers, and clinicians involved in the various specialities that impact upon this growing field.<strong>About the series</strong>By looking at public health issues from a unique condition-based approach, the innovative From Aetiology to Public Health series examines top public health issues from aetiology through to public health and prevention. <strong>Future titles in the series</strong><em>Chronic Pain Epidemiology</em>, edited by P Croft, F Blyth, and D van der Windt<em>Obesity Epidemiology</em>, edited by D Crawford, R Jeffrey, K Ball, and J Brug<em>Respiratory Epidemiology</em>, edited by J Jaakkola, M Jaakkola, G Viegi, and M Eisner"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Sleep, health and society: the contribution of epidemiology, <em>F. P. Cappuccio, M. A. Miller, S. W. Lockley</em>2. Principles of sleep physiology, <em>S. W. Lockley</em>3. Sleep deprivation and sleep disruption: risk factors and risk markers, <em>N. S. Marshall, S. Stranges</em>4. Sleep and mortality, <em>J. E. Ferrie, M. Kivimaki, M. Shipley</em>5. The epidemiology of sleep and cardiovascular risk and disease, <em>F. P. Cappuccio, M. A. Miller</em>6. Sleep and metabolic risk and disease, <em>J. Broussard, K. L. Knutson</em>7. Sleep and respiratory disease, <em>A. Xie, R. Kakkar, M. C. Teodorescu, L. Herpel, V. Krishnan, M. Teodorescu</em>8. The epidemiology of sleep and depression, <em>S. Weich</em>9. Sleep and neurological disorders, <em>D. A. Cohen, A. Roy</em>10. Sleep in children, <em>D. Gozal, K. Spruyt</em>11. Sleep, inflammation and disease, <em>M. A. Miller, F. P. Cappuccio</em>12. The genetics of sleep, <em>M. A. Miller</em>13. The sociology of sleep, <em>S. Williams, R. Meadows, S. Arber</em>14. Psychosocial and medical consequences of misinterpreting sleep disturbance, <em>G. Stores</em>15. Sleep and shift work, <em>J. Axelsson</em>16. Sleepiness, alertness and performance, <em>T. Akerstedt</em>17. Effect of lack of sleep on medical errors, <em>C. P. Landrigan</em>18. European working time directive and medical errors, <em>F. P. Cappuccio, M. A. Miller</em>19. A commentary on sleep education, <em>E. Peile</em>20. Sleep, law and policy, <em>C. B. Jones, C. J. Lee, S. Rajaratnam</em>21. Ethical considerations for the scheduling of work in continuous operations: physicians in training as a case study, <em>C. Czeisler</em>.
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