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Sleep and Health

Sleep and Health EDITORIAL Everywhere and in Both Directions HIS SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE ARCHIVES IS ral populations, for whom lifestyle factors, nutrition, devoted to original investigations that physical activity levels, and work hours are different. Step- further our understanding of the relation- toe et al collected data via sleep and health question- ship of sleep and health. The theme that naires from 17 465 university students in 27 countries T emerges throughout this issue is that sleep and found that short sleep duration (7 hours) in- serves as an indicator of health and quality of life and creased the adjusted odds of poor health in both sexes. therefore is highly and directly relevant to the practice Interestingly, in contrast to previous findings in middle- 1-3 of medicine. Indeed, numerous studies have recently aged or older adults in which both short and long sleep shown that sleep disorders are often comorbid with a duration were associated with negative health out- broad range of medical and psychiatric conditions and comes, a significant relationship was not found between also have a negative impact on health, mood, and qual- long sleep duration (8 hours) and perceived health, ity of life. Increasing evidence also points to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Sleep and Health

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 166 (16) – Sep 18, 2006

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinte.166.16.1686
pmid
16983044
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Abstract

EDITORIAL Everywhere and in Both Directions HIS SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE ARCHIVES IS ral populations, for whom lifestyle factors, nutrition, devoted to original investigations that physical activity levels, and work hours are different. Step- further our understanding of the relation- toe et al collected data via sleep and health question- ship of sleep and health. The theme that naires from 17 465 university students in 27 countries T emerges throughout this issue is that sleep and found that short sleep duration (7 hours) in- serves as an indicator of health and quality of life and creased the adjusted odds of poor health in both sexes. therefore is highly and directly relevant to the practice Interestingly, in contrast to previous findings in middle- 1-3 of medicine. Indeed, numerous studies have recently aged or older adults in which both short and long sleep shown that sleep disorders are often comorbid with a duration were associated with negative health out- broad range of medical and psychiatric conditions and comes, a significant relationship was not found between also have a negative impact on health, mood, and qual- long sleep duration (8 hours) and perceived health, ity of life. Increasing evidence also points to

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 18, 2006

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