Sleepiness and Human Impact Assessment

  • Sergio Garbarino
  • Lino Nobili
  • Giovanni Costa

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
    5. Sergio Garbarino
      Pages 159-168
    6. Giovanni Costa
      Pages 169-177
  8. Sleepiness and Pathology: Sleep Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Mario Giovanni Terzano, Liborio Parrino, Andrea Grassi, Giulia Milioli
      Pages 181-192
    3. Giuseppe Plazzi, Lino Nobili
      Pages 193-206
    4. Maria R. Bonsignore, Oreste Marrone
      Pages 207-213
    5. Oreste Marrone, Fabio Cirignotta
      Pages 215-221
    6. Mauro Manconi, Michelangelo Maestri
      Pages 223-229
    7. Michelangelo Maestri, Luca Carnicelli, Alfonso Cristaudo, Enrica Bonanni
      Pages 231-238
  9. Sleepiness and Pathology: Other Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Karel Šonka, Marek Susta
      Pages 241-247
    3. Parati Gianfranco, Carolina Lombardi
      Pages 249-257
    4. Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Sara Marelli
      Pages 259-278
    5. Raffaele Manni, Riccardo Cremascoli, Michele Terzaghi
      Pages 279-285
  10. Sleep Hygiene, Driving Licence and Economic Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Stefano de Biase, Giulia Milioli, Andrea Grassi, Simone Lorenzut, Liborio Parrino, Gian Luigi Gigli
      Pages 289-295
    3. Antonio Sanna, Sergio Garbarino
      Pages 297-304
    4. Maria Assunta Veneziano, Walter Ricciardi
      Pages 305-311
    5. Fabio Pizza
      Pages 313-324
  11. Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Sara Marelli
    Pages E1-E2
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 325-329

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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