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Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

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


Sleep disturbances are common in modern society. Since the beginning of the century, populations have shown a decline in sleep duration, owing to changes in environmental and social conditions. Industry was the first to appreciate the detrimental effects of sleep disturbances on health and wellbeing. It has taken, however, many decades to understand the implications for individuals and populations of sustained sleep deprivation. This second edition follows in the footsteps of the first edition published in 2010. It maintains the focus on sleep disturbances as a universal behaviour that affects ... More

Keywords: Key words: sleep, health, society, epidemiology, public health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198778240
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198778240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francesco P. Cappuccio, editor
Cephalon Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Consultant Physician, and Vice-President, British and Irish Hypertension Society

Michelle A. Miller, editor
Associate Professor of Biochemical Medicine, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

Steven W. Lockley, editor
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and Neuroscientist, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

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Part 1 Sleep

Chapter 1 Sleep, health, and society

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

Chapter 3 The function of sleep

Andrew J. K. Phillips

Chapter 4 Sleep and cognition

Donald L. Bliwise and Michael K. Scullin

Chapter 5 An overview of sleep–wake circuitry

Anne Venner and Patrick M. Fuller

Chapter 6 The genetics of sleep

Michelle A. Miller

Chapter 7 Sleep disorders

Lawrence J. Epstein

Part 2 Health

Chapter 8 Sleep and cardio-metabolic disease

Francesco P. Cappuccio and Michelle A. Miller

Chapter 9 Sleep and respiratory disorders

Bradley A. Edwards and Garun S. Hamilton

Chapter 10 Sleep and Neurological Disorders

Daniel A. Cohen and Asim Roy

Chapter 14 Sleep in children

David Gozal and Leila Kheirandish-Gozal

Chapter 16 Circadian rhythms, sleep, and anti-cancer treatments

Pasquale F. Innominato and David Spiegel

Chapter 17 Sleep and pain

Nicole K. Y. Tang, Esther F. Afolalu, and Fatanah Ramlee

Part 3 Society

Chapter 19 The sociology of sleep

Robert Meadows, Simon J. Williams, Jonathan Gabe, Catherine Coveney, and Sara Arber

Chapter 20 Sleep and shift work

John Axelsson, Mikael Sallinen, Tina Sundelin, and Göran Kecklund

Chapter 21 Drowsy driving

Pierre Philip, Stephanie Bioulac, Patricia Sagaspe, and Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi

Chapter 22 Sleep, work hours, and medical performance

Glenn Rosenbluth and Christopher P. Landrigan

Chapter 23 The built environment and sleep

Jose G. Cedeño Laurent, Joseph G. Allen, and John D. Spengler

Chapter 25 Sleep, law, and public policya

Clark J. Lee and Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam

Chapter 26 Narcolepsy

Matt O’Neill and Henry Nicholls

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