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Sleep and Preventive Health—An Integrative Understanding and Approach 

Sleep and Preventive Health—An Integrative Understanding and Approach
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Sleep and Preventive Health—An Integrative Understanding and Approach
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Param Dedhia

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10.1093/med/9780190241254.003.0019
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date: 18 October 2018

This chapter focuses on the role of sleep in optimal prevention and begins by introducing the epidemiology of sleep, the history of sleep, and how sleep has been defined in modern medicine. It emphasizes the importance of sleep stages and cycles and the need for both quality and adequate quantity of sleep, and covers common sleep disorders. It discusses the role sleep plays in waking performance and consequently public safety, and how disrupted or disordered sleep is correlated with disease and illness. Finally, this chapter introduces a variety of interventions and treatments for disrupted and disordered sleep—including the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorder, Willis-Ebkom disease, and insomnia—and integrative approaches and lifestyle habits that can help promote optimal sleep.

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