Editors: Salim Surani, Shyamsunder Subramanian

Sleep & Safety

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $113
Printed Copy: US $89
Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-60805-390-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-271-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080527141110101


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that upto 4 percent of all fatal crashes are caused by drowsy driving and as many as 100,000 patients deaths per year may be due to fatigue related medical errors by doctors and nurses in the United States.

These problems of sleepiness, fatigue, and the contributions of inadequate sleep and night work, to human error and accidents have high costs in both lives lost and economic impact.

This e-book covers the physiology of sleep, the pathophysiology of sleep deprivation, the relationship to daytime alertness and fatigue, the relevance of sleep-related fatigue in various industry and occupational settings and its importance as a public safety issue. The e-book should serve as a useful reference to readers interested in sleep research and public health and safety management.

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Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Physiology

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Kannan Ramar
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Sleep Deprivation: Pathophysiology

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Vidya Krishnan, Dennis Auckley
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Sleep Deprivation: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Effects

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Vishal Sawhney, Philip Alapat
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Health Consequences of Sleep Deprivation: Neurocognitive and Psychiatric Disorders

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Erik K. St. Louis
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Sleep and the Immune System: Implications for Health and Mortality

- Pp. 52-59 (8)
Diwakar Balachandran
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Safety

- Pp. 60-66 (7)
Shyam Subramanian
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Shift Workers and Sleep

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Salim Surani
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Sleep Deprivation Among Health Care Workers

- Pp. 84-93 (10)
Salim Surani, Shyam Subramanian
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Sleep and Driving

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Shwetha Bopparaju, Shyam Subramanian
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Sleep and Aviation Safety

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Siva Ramachandran
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Sleep Among the Military

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Salim Surani
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Sleep and Safety in the Elderly

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Salim Surani, Swetha Bopparaju
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Pediatric Sleep Disorders: Safety, Ne urocognitive and Behavioral Issues

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Neelam Konnur, Shekhar Ghamande
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Sleep Deprivation: Legislative and Regulatory Issues

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Christopher Miller, Kingman P. Strohl
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