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Supporting Sleep: The Importance of Social Relations at Work


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Nordin
      Pages 2-11
  3. Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 12-12
    2. Maria Nordin
      Pages 27-37
  4. Empirical Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 38-38
    2. Maria Nordin
      Pages 39-53
    3. Maria Nordin
      Pages 54-61
    4. Maria Nordin
      Pages 62-66
  5. Discussion and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 78-97

About this book


Social support and sleep are both health promoting factors and important in the prevention of illness and sick-leave. Promoting healthy work by providing good conditions for strong social relationships and by preventing bullying or harassment can improve sleep and consequently employee health, increasing work productivity and efficiency overall.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Umeå UniversitySweden

About the authors

Maria Nordin is Associate Professor in Psychology and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology at Umeå University in Sweden. She has published articles on topics including social support and sleep, psychosocial work factors and health, return to work in patients with burnout, and the impact of the forest in the rehabilitation of these patients.

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