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

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198778240

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198778240.001.0001

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Sleep, law, and public policya

Sleep, law, and public policya

(p.224) Chapter 25 Sleep, law, and public policya
Sleep, Health, and Society

Clark J. Lee

Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam

Oxford University Press

Drowsiness and poor sleep health in individuals have population-wide health and safety impacts which societies often feel compelled to address as a matter of law and public policy. Governments, multinational organizations, and non-governmental regulatory bodies worldwide have adopted legal and policy interventions to address the impacts of drowsiness and poor sleep health in the individuals and populations they serve. This chapter introduces some examples of such interventions developed for the general motoring public, workers in safety-critical jobs or occupations requiring unusual work hours or extended duration duty, and adolescent pupils. Directions for future research and intervention are also discussed, such as a ‘breathalyzer for drowsiness’.

Keywords:   law, public policy, intervention, drowsiness, sleep health, public health, public safety, population, society

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