Sleepiness and Human Impact Assessment

Editors: Garbarino, Sergio, Nobili, Lino, Costa, Giovanni (Eds.)

  • Explores many different facets of sleepiness from the new Human Impact Assessment (HuIA) point of view
  • Describes concepts and methods in detail and discusses the latest empirical findings
  • Will assist both researchers and decision-makers in investigating and addressing sleep-related risks
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The World Health Organization supports tools and initiatives in Health Impact Assessment to dynamically improve health and well-being across different sectors. Human Impact Assessment (HuIA) is a relatively new concept. It describes 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. Without doubt, sleepiness and fatigue have high costs in terms of both lives lost and socioeconomic impact. For example, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that up to 4% of all fatal crashes are caused by drowsy drivers and that as many as 100,000 deaths per year in the United States may be due to fatigue-related medical errors.

Sleepiness and Human Impact Assessment provides a uniquely 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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“This is a comprehensive analysis of sleepiness in a 24-hour society from the perspective of a new WHO concept of Human Impact Assessment. … The audience includes physicians, occupational health professionals, researchers, and policy makers. … This is a timely contribution to the field of sleep medicine. It examines sleepiness from the perspective of Human Impact Assessment and will help guide therapeutic decisions for practitioners and formulation of social and public health policies by decision makers.” (M. Isabel L. Crisostomo, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2014)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Health Impact Assessment

    Scafato, Emanuele

    Pages 1-6

  • Circadian and Light Effects on Human Sleepiness–Alertness

    Cajochen, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • Neurophysiology of Sleep and Wakefulness

    Chellappa, Sarah L. (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Circadian and Homeostatic Regulation of Sleepiness, Cognition, and Their Neuronal Underpinnings

    Schmidt, Christina (et al.)

    Pages 43-59

  • Using Mathematical Models to Predict Sleepiness

    Åkerstedt, Torbjörn

    Pages 63-69

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5387-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-5868-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sleepiness and Human Impact Assessment
Editors
  • Sergio Garbarino
  • Lino Nobili
  • Giovanni Costa
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5388-5
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5388-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-5387-8
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5868-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 329
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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