Fatigue Management

Principles and Practices for Improving Workplace Safety

  • Amir Sharafkhaneh
  • Max Hirshkowitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Max Hirshkowitz, Amir Sharafkhaneh
    Pages 1-5
  3. Michael H. Bonnet, Donna L. Arand
    Pages 13-27
  4. Max Hirshkowitz, Amir Sharafkhaneh
    Pages 53-67
  5. Amir Sharafkhaneh, Mary Rose, Max Hirshkowitz
    Pages 93-103
  6. Christine H. Won, Vahid Mohsenin, Meir Kryger
    Pages 105-123
  7. Tony J. Masri, Vikas Jain, Christian Guilleminault
    Pages 125-140
  8. Shahram Moghtader, Faisal Kanbar-Agha, Amir Sharafkhaneh
    Pages 151-161
  9. Garrett Bird, Philip Alapat
    Pages 163-180
  10. Zahra Banafsheh Alemohammad, Khosro Sadeghniiat-Haghighi
    Pages 181-191
  11. Max Hirshkowitz, Amir Sharafkhaneh
    Pages 193-217
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 219-226

About this book


In this soon-to-be gold-standard text, a distinguished panel of experts provides a comprehensive discussion of the various medical, neurological, psychiatric, and psychological factors underlying fatigue and sleepiness in the workplace and in patients.  In reviewing current best practices in managing fatigue and sleepiness conditions to improve workplace safety, the book importantly begins with an overview of fatigue’s definitions and concepts. It then moves into discussing the historical perspective on sleepiness and fatigue, the definitions and classifications of fatigue, and assessments of fatigue in the laboratory and in clinical settings.  The book continues by exploring medical causes of fatigue in detail; how medication and recreational agents may result in fatigue; and the treatment of sleep disorders.  Additional topics include best practices in the treatment of narcolepsy and hypersomnia, a review of circadian rhythm and fatigue, the treatment of heart failure and improvement in fatigue, and the management of fatigue in hospitalized patients. A major contribution to the field, this invaluable title will be of significant interest to all clinicians concerned with safeguarding safety in the workplace by accurately diagnosing and managing patients with fatigue and sleepiness problems. Researchers will also find this title of great interest.


Assessing Sleep Duration Circadian Rhythm Disorders Etiology of Sleepiness and Fatigue Fatigue Fatigue Management Programs Fatigue and the Law Fatigue in Heart and Lung Disease patients Laboratory Assessment of Sleep and Fatigue Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnias Sleep Deprivation Sleep Disorders Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Toxicological Assessment Workforce issues

Editors and affiliations

  • Amir Sharafkhaneh
    • 1
  • Max Hirshkowitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Public Mental Health and Population SciencesSchool of Medicine, Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-8605-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-8607-1
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Health & Hospitals