Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198778240

Francesco Cappuccio; Michelle Miller; Steven W. Lockley; Shantha W. Rajaratnam
272 ページ
171 x 246 mm

Sleep disturbances and sleep deprivation are increasingly common in modern society. Epidemiological methods of investigation have shown that sleep deprivation is associated with a variety of chronic conditions and health outcomes. Sleep medicine is a rapidly growing field of clinical research, affecting people across their lifespan. Relevant to a wide range of specialities including respiratory medicine, neurology, cardiology, and psychiatry, sleep also has a significant impact on the study of epidemiology, public health, and preventive medicine. Sleep, Health, and Society presents epidemiological evidence linking sleep deprivation and disruption to several chronic conditions, and explores the public health implications with the view to developing preventive strategies. The new edition of Sleep, Health, and Society provides up-to-date information on recently discovered areas of sleep medicine. Fully updated to reflect new research and data, as well as additional new chap


Section 1: Sleep
1 Sleep, health and society: the contribution of epidemiology
2 Principles of sleep-wake regulation
3 The function of sleep
4 Sleep and cognition
5 An overview of sleep-wake circuitry: circuit nodes, pathways and transmitters
6 The genetics of sleep
7 Sleep disorders: types and approach to evaluation
Section 2: Health
8 Sleep and cardio-metabolic disease
9 Sleep and respiratory disorders
10 Sleep and neurological disorders
11 Sleep and epilepsy - chicken or egg?
12 Sleep, inflammation and disease
13 Sleep and pregnancy
14 Sleep in children: a permanently evolving set of challenges
15 Loss of sleep or loss of dark? [Answer: both are threats to optimum health]
16 Circadian rhythms, sleep and anticancer treatments
17 Sleep and pain
Section 3: Society
18 Sleep in Western culture: a historical perspective
19 The sociology of sleep
20 Sleep and shift-work
21 Drowsy driving
22 Sleep, work hours and medical performance
23 The built environment and sleep
24 Adolescent sleep and later school start times
25 Sleep, law and public policy
26 Narcolepsy: living with a sleep disorder


Professor Cappuccio is a cardiovascular physician, a clinical epidemiologist and a public health expert. He trained at Charing Cross Hospital, St George's Hospital Medical School and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London. In 2000 he became Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Primary Care at St George's, University of London. He is Director of a European Society of Hypertension Centre of Excellence, Head of a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre and President of the British & Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS). He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Faculty of Public Health, British and Irish Hypertension Society, European Society of Cardiology and American Heart Association. He has published more than 450 papers, chapters and books.; Dr Miller obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree (with Hons) in Medical Biochemistry from Royal Holloway College (University of London) in 1986. Her work spans a number of inter-connecting disciplines, including, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, epidemiology, medical statistics and population health science. She joined the University of Warwick in 2006 where she established, with Prof Cappuccio, the Sleep, Health and Society Programme. She has published more than 112 papers, chapters and books.; Professor Lockley obtained his Bachelors Degree (with Hons) in Biology from the University of Manchester in 1992 and a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Surrey in 1997 followed by a post-doctoral fellowship and part-time faculty appointment. In 2008, he was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University, and in 2013 to Adjunct Professor, before joining the faculty as full Professor in 2014. His research program focuses on the effects of light on circadian rhythms and sleep in both blind and sighted populations, particularly the role of light wavelength, timing, duration and intensity.; Professor Rajaratnam was awarded his PhD from Monash University in 1998. He was promoted to Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash in 2013, and currently serves as the Deputy Head of School and Chair of the Academic Programs Committee. He is Chair of the Monash Sleep Network and leads the Monash Sleep and Circadian Medicine Laboratory. He is Immediate Past President of the Australasian Sleep Association, and is a Program Leader in the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.