Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Francesco Paolo 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 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, 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 preventive medicine. This book summarizes 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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages496
ISBN (Electronic)9780191595066
ISBN (Print)9780199566594
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Epidemiology
  • Preventive medicine
  • Public health
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sleep disturbance

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