In previous chapters it has been shown that disturbed sleep constitutes a major medical problem both in itself and as a component in the development of other diseases, and thus probably also in mortality. Obviously then, it is of particular importance to understand the causes of disturbed sleep, not only in clinical populations but also in the population at large. Many causative factors may be involved, although one of the most widely recognized ones is psychosocial stress. It is the purpose of the present paper to review and discuss the arguments for a connection between stress and sleep.


Sleep Quality Sleep Deprivation Psychosocial Stress Sleep Stage Sleep Loss 
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