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"Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health"

September 23, 2010



Co-editor Steven Lockley and colleagues Christopher Landrigan, Shantha Wilson Rajaratnam and Charles Czeisler have contributed to a comprehensive text book on sleep medicine, titled "Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health" to be available starting today from Oxford University Press. This innovative text uses a variety of perspectives to explore the growing field of sleep medicine, including  epidemiological evidence linking sleep deprivation to chronic health problems.

"We are delighted to see the publication of this book which represents one of the first comprehensive textbooks of Sleep Epidemiology. The seeds were laid in late 2005 with the establishment of the Sleep, Health, & Society Programme at the University of Warwick in close collaboration with the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The ambition was to close important gaps in medical teaching and research in the area of sleep medicine and to expand our knowledge of the population implications of sleep disturbances and sleep disorders. It is extraordinary to reflect back on the speed with which this discipline has developed and gained momentum in just a few years. It goes without saying that this book would not have been put together without the scholarly and highly professional contributions of many authors who gave time, expertise, and enthusiasm to the project. Our gratitude and appreciation go to them primarily...."

For more information, visit the Oxford University Press publication page.

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