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Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Francesco P. Cappuccio, Michelle A. Miller, and Steven W. Lockley


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 recognized as a growing area of clinical medicine, affe ... More

Keywords: sleep disturbance, sleep deprivation, epidemiology, public health, preventive medicine

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199566594
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francesco P. Cappuccio, editor
Cephalon Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology and Consultant Physician, University of Warwick, Warwick Medical School & University Hospital, Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, UK

Michelle A. Miller, editor
Associate Professor (Reader) of Biochemical Medicine, University of Warwick, Warwick Medical School and Honorary Senior Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology, University College London, UK

Steven W. Lockley, editor
Associate Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, USA; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA; Honorary Associate Professor in Sleep Medicine, Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School and UK Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Australia
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Chapter 1 Sleep, health, and society: the contribution of epidemiology

F.P. Cappuccio, M.A. Miller, and S.W. Lockley

Chapter 4 Sleep and death

J.E. Ferrie, M. Kivimäki, and M. Shipley

Chapter 6 Sleep and metabolic disease

J. Broussard and K.L. Knutson

Chapter 7 Sleep and respiratory diseases

A. Xie, R. Kakkar, M.C. Teodorescu, L. Herpel, V. Krishnan, and M. Teodorescu

Chapter 11 Sleep, inflammation, and disease

M.A. Miller and F.P. Cappuccio

Chapter 13 The sociology of sleep

S. Williams, R. Meadows, and S. Arber

Chapter 15 Sleep and shift-work

J. Axelsson, G. Kecklund, and M. Sallinen

Chapter 20 Sleep, law, and policy

C.B. Jones, C.J. Lee, and S.M.W. Rajaratnam

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