Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Hardcover | October 2, 2010

EditorFrancesco P. Cappuccio, Michelle A. Miller, Steven W. Lockley

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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 ofepidemiological 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 preventivemedicine. 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, sleepresearchers, and clinicians involved in the various specialities that impact upon this growing field.About the seriesBy 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. Future titles in the seriesChronic Pain Epidemiology, edited by P Croft, F Blyth, and D van der WindtObesity Epidemiology, edited by D Crawford, R Jeffrey, K Ball, and J BrugRespiratory Epidemiology, edited by J Jaakkola, M Jaakkola, G Viegi, and M Eisner

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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 ofepidemiological methods of investigation sleep deprivatio...

Professor Cappuccio is a cardiovascular physician, a clinical epidemiologist and a public health expert. After his medical degree in Naples, he moved to Britain where he trained at Charing Cross Hospital, St George's Hospital Medical School and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London. In 2000 he became Professor o...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:488 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:October 2, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. F. P. Cappuccio, M. A. Miller, S. W. Lockley: Sleep, health and society: the contribution of epidemiology2. S. W. Lockley: Principles of sleep physiology3. N. S. Marshall, S. Stranges: Sleep deprivation and sleep disruption: risk factors and risk markers4. J. E. Ferrie, M. Kivimaki, M. Shipley: Sleep and mortality5. F. P. Cappuccio, M. A. Miller: The epidemiology of sleep and cardiovascular risk and disease6. J. Broussard, K. L. Knutson: Sleep and metabolic risk and disease7. A. Xie, R. Kakkar, M. C. Teodorescu, L. Herpel, V. Krishnan, M. Teodorescu: Sleep and respiratory disease8. S. Weich: The epidemiology of sleep and depression9. D. A. Cohen, A. Roy: Sleep and neurological disorders10. D. Gozal, K. Spruyt: Sleep in children11. M. A. Miller, F. P. Cappuccio: Sleep, inflammation and disease12. M. A. Miller: The genetics of sleep13. S. Williams, R. Meadows, S. Arber: The sociology of sleep14. G. Stores: Psychosocial and medical consequences of misinterpreting sleep disturbance15. J. Axelsson: Sleep and shift work16. T. Akerstedt: Sleepiness, alertness and performance17. C. P. Landrigan: Effect of lack of sleep on medical errors18. F. P. Cappuccio, M. A. Miller: European working time directive and medical errors19. E. Peile: A commentary on sleep education20. C. B. Jones, C. J. Lee, S. Rajaratnam: Sleep, law and policy21. C. Czeisler: Ethical considerations for the scheduling of work in continuous operations: physicians in training as a case study