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Sleep Disorders, Public Health, and Public Safety

Michael A. Grandner, PhD; Allan I. Pack, MBChB, PhD
JAMA. 2011;306(23):2616-2617. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1833.
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Inadequate sleep and sleep disorders have been associated with all-cause mortality,1,2 as well as with several leading causes of death, including motor vehicle crashes and cardiovascular disease. Inadequate sleep or sleep disorders have consequences in 2 major domains: excessive sleepiness with behavioral consequences, leading to risks including increased rate of motor vehicle crashes3; and cardiometabolic consequences, leading to an increased risk of obesity and insulin resistance.4

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