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Epidemiology of Sleep

  • Lauren Hale
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Abstract

The epidemiology of sleep refers to the study of patterns of sleep and sleep disorders across the population. Under the broad heading of the epidemiology of sleep, there are numerous specific questions to be asked about sleep hygiene practices, sleep architecture, sleep duration, and any one of a set of disorders. This chapter focuses on what is known about patterns of sleep duration, sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome (RLS) in the general US population and how they relate to three important epidemiological categories: sex, race, and age.

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Sleep Duration Respir Crit Insomnia Symptom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauren Hale
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  1. 1.Department of Preventive MedicineState University of New York, Stony BrookStony Brook

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