Impact of Sleepiness and Sleep Deficiency on Public Health—Utility of Biomarkers
Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MA
Sleep disorders and sleep deficiency are important causes of adverse health effects and increased mortality in the United States and worldwide. Sleep deficiency can also result in myriad adverse behavioral consequences, including profound sleepiness, cognitive slowing, automatic behavior, attentional failures and performance degradation, errors, and accidents. It is important to recognize that sleepiness and sleep deficiency are not synonymous.
Czeisler CA. Impact of sleepiness and sleep definciency on public health—utility of biomarkers. J Clin Sleep Med 2011;7(5):Supplement S6-S8.
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