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Sleep, Health and SocietyFrom Aetiology to Public Health$
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Francesco P. Cappuccio, Michelle A. Miller, and Steven W. Lockley

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566594

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.001.0001

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Sleep, law, and policy

Sleep, law, and policy

(p.417) Chapter 20 Sleep, law, and policy
Sleep, Health and Society

C.B. Jones

C.J. Lee

S.M.W. Rajaratnam

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the intersection between sleep, law, and policy. It briefly discusses the types of actions some governments around the world have taken in response to some of the societal problems and issues related to sleep. Because governments have a legitimate interest in protecting public and occupational health and safety in their respective societies, it is unsurprising that they have addressed drowsiness-related risks as a matter of law and public policy, particularly in populations and occupational groups that can be identified as being more likely to be affected by these risks. Although a variety of challenges exist for designing and implementing effective regulatory and policy schemes, greater ‘scientifically informed’ decision-making by stakeholders from relevant disciplines may lead to more effective efforts to manage the risks associated with drowsiness as a matter of law and policy in the future.

Keywords:   sleep, law, regulatory and policy schemes, drowsiness-related risks, public safety, occupational health and safety, scientifically informed decision-making

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