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Sleepiness and Human Impact Assessment

  • Sergio Garbarino
  • Lino Nobili
  • Giovanni Costa
  • Explores many different facets of sleepiness from the new Human Impact Assessment (HuIA) point of view

  • Describes concepts and methods in detail and discusses the latest empirical findings

  • Will assist both researchers and decision-makers in investigating and addressing sleep-related risks


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Emanuele Scafato
    Pages 1-6
  3. Regulation of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Christian Cajochen, Sarah L. Chellappa, Christina Schmidt
      Pages 9-22
    3. Sarah L. Chellappa, Christina Schmidt, Christian Cajochen
      Pages 23-41
    4. Christina Schmidt, Christian Cajochen, Sarah L. Chellappa
      Pages 43-59
  4. Sleep, Arousal and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Torbjörn Åkerstedt
      Pages 63-69
  5. Sleepiness and HuIA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Carol M. Baldwin, Luxana Reynaga-Ornelas, Maureen S. Russell, Salma Batool-Anwar, Stuart F. Quan
      Pages 73-79
    3. Pierre Philip, Cyril Chaufton, Lino Nobili, Sergio Garbarino
      Pages 81-92
  6. Sleepiness and 24-h Society: Social Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Sergio Garbarino, Lino Nobili
      Pages 95-103
    3. Giovanni Costa
      Pages 105-111
    4. Rosalia C. Silvestri
      Pages 121-126
  7. Sleepiness and 24-h Society: Workplace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Giovanni Costa, Sergio Garbarino
      Pages 129-136
    3. Nicola Magnavita
      Pages 137-145
    4. Sergio Garbarino, Giovanni Costa
      Pages 147-157

About this book


Human Impact Assessment (HuIA) is a relatively new concept describing an integrated process that encompasses both Health Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment and is used to anticipate the effects of programs, projects and decisions on human health and welfare.

Sleep occupies approximately one-third of our lives, but its human impact remains largely unrecognized. The prevalence of excessive sleepiness is recognized to be increasing in industrialized societies. Sleepiness and fatigue have high costs in terms of both lives lost and socioeconomic impact. Sleepiness and Human Impact Assessment provides a comprehensive exploration of many different facets of

sleepiness in our 24-hour society from the new HuIA point of view. Among the covered issues are the physiology and pathophysiology of sleep, its relationship to daytime alertness, fatigue and drugs, the relevance of sleep-related fatigue in various occupational settings and public safety. This book will be of assistance to physicians, occupational health professionals, ergonomists, researchers and decision-makers as they strive to understand the full significance of sleepiness and to create a culture of accountability in everyday life without sleep-related risks.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Garbarino
    • 1
  • Lino Nobili
    • 2
  • Giovanni Costa
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Neuroscience,Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology,Genetics, Maternal and Child Health (DINOGMI), Centre of Sleep MedicineUniversità di GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neurosciences, Centre of Sleep MedicineNiguarda HospitalMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Clinical Sciences and Community HealthUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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From the book reviews:

“This is a comprehensive analysis of sleepiness in a 24-hour society from the perspective of a new WHO concept of Human Impact Assessment. … The audience includes physicians, occupational health professionals, researchers, and policy makers. … This is a timely contribution to the field of sleep medicine. It examines sleepiness from the perspective of Human Impact Assessment and will help guide therapeutic decisions for practitioners and formulation of social and public health policies by decision makers.” (M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2014)