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1st Edition

Sleep Disorders
Their Impact on Public Health

ISBN 9781841845357
Published December 13, 2006 by CRC Press
262 Pages

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Book Description

Sleep disorders can have substantial impact on public health through the disruption of education, work, and the quality of life for affected patients. The substantial breakthroughs in sleep research and sleep medicine now being made are influencing public health approaches to these disorders.

The first text to review how the modern approach to sleep medicine can improve public health, this clearly presented work focuses on the emerging challenges and public health consequence of sleep and wake dysfunctions, and is fully up to date with modern sleep research.

Written by leading international authorities, Sleep Disorders provides essential information to sleep specialists, psychiatrists, neurologists, public and population health physicians, and national and international health public policy makers.

Table of Contents

Sleep in Aging: Impact on Public Health. The Demography of Sleep: How Socioeconomic Status and Demographic Factors Relate to Sleep & Population. Insomnia: Impact on Work, Economics & Quality of Life. Post-Traumatic & Post-War Disorders And Sleep. Improving Environment May Improve Sleep in The General Population. Narcolepsy & Idiopathic Hypersomnia: Their Impact on Public Health. Pain and Poor Sleep: Impact on Public Health. Sleepiness, Sleep Disorders & Accidents. Socioeconomics of Insomnia/Role of Behavioural Therapy. Sleep in Infants: Sociocultural & Anthropological Perspectives. Problem Sleepiness in Children: Impact on Quality of Life, School Performance and Learning. The Impact of Sleep-Disordered Breathing on Quality of Life, School Performance in Children. Effect of Sleep Apnea On Stroke Risk and Its Impact on Public Health. Medico-Legal Aspects of Sleep Disorders. Sleep Environments: Their Impact on Public Health. The Magnitudes of Sleep Problems Around the Globe: Public Health Perspectives. The Economic Impact of Sleep Loss, Sleepiness and Sleep Disorders

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Damien L├ęger, SR Pandi-Perumal