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Sleep and health

Interesting paper - Buysse DJ. Sleep health: can we define it? Does it matter? SLEEP 2014;37(1):9-17

I will comment on this in a section on the site in the near future. The table below comes from the Buysse et al paper relating aspects of sleep that have been associated with negative health outcomes

Sleep Variable Health outcome
Satisfaction/Quality Mortality

Metabolic Syndrome

Diabetes/impaired glucose metabolism

Hypertension

Coronary heart disease

Depression
Alertness/Sleepiness/ Mortality
Napping Coronary heart disease

Impaired neurobehavioral performance
Timing (e.g., shift Mortality
work, chronotype) Coronary heart disease

Metabolic syndrome

Diabetes/impaired glucose metabolism

Accidents
Efficiency (sleep Mortality
latency, wake after Metabolic syndrome
sleep onset)

Diabetes/impaired glucose metabolism

Hypertension

Coronary heart disease

Depression
Duration Mortality

Obesity

Metabolic Syndrome

Diabetes

Hypertension

Coronary heart disease

Impaired neurobehavioral performance