Sleep Deprivation and Disease

Effects on the Body, Brain and Behavior

  • Matt T. Bianchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Sleep Physiology, Measurement, and Experimental Deprivation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Elizabeth B. Klerman, Matt T. Bianchi
      Pages 27-32
    3. Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
      Pages 33-43
  4. Sleep and the Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Matt T. Bianchi
      Pages 47-63
    3. Matt T. Bianchi, Maren Nyer
      Pages 65-76
    4. Sara Dallaspezia, Francesco Benedetti
      Pages 77-87
  5. Sleep and Medical Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Nishi Bhopal, Umakanth Khatwa
      Pages 91-99
    3. Mihaela H. Bazalakova, Matt T. Bianchi, Aleksandar K. Stanic
      Pages 101-109
    4. Erin C. Hanlon, Kristen L. Knutson
      Pages 111-129
    5. Ivan Cundrle Jr., Andrew D. Calvin, Virend K. Somers
      Pages 131-147
    6. Vivien C. Abad, Christian Guilleminault
      Pages 149-170
    7. Akiko Okifuji, Bradford D. Hare
      Pages 171-183
  6. Performance, Economics, and Operational Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. William D. S. Killgore, Mareen Weber
      Pages 209-229
    3. Yvonne Alameddine, Elizabeth B. Klerman, Matt T. Bianchi
      Pages 231-242
    4. Gregory Belenky, Amanda Lamp, Anna Hemp, Jennifer L. Zaslona
      Pages 243-268
    5. Tracy L. Skaer
      Pages 269-279
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book


The cognitive and behavioral implications of sleep deprivation have been noted in the medical literature for many years.  In addition, emerging research continues to demonstrate the contribution of sleep deprivation to some of the most common and costly health conditions today. 

Sleep Deprivation and Disease provides clinically relevant scientific information to help clinicians, public health professionals, and researchers recognize the ramifications of sleep deprivation across a broad spectrum of health topics.  This timely reference covers sleep physiology, experimental approaches to sleep deprivation and measurement of its consequences, as well as health and operational consequences of sleep deprivation.  Clinical challenges and areas of uncertainty are also presented in order to encourage future advancements in sleep medicine and help patients avoid the outcomes associated with the myriad causes of sleep deprivation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Matt T. Bianchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology Sleep DivisionHarvard Medical School Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9086-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9087-6
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