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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 47  |  Page : 64--69

Sleep, noise and health: Review

Mia Zaharna, Christian Guilleminault 
 Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, Sleep Medicine Division MC5704, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA

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Mia Zaharna
Stanford Sleep Medicine Center

Sleep is a physiologic recuperative state that may be negatively affected by factors such as psychosocial and work stress as well as external stimuli like noise. Chronic sleep loss is a common problem in today«SQ»s society, and it may have significant health repercussions such as cognitive impairment, and depressed mood, and negative effects on cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune function. This article reviews the definition of disturbed sleep versus sleep deprivation as well as the effects of noise on sleep. We review the various health effects of chronic partial sleep loss with a focus on the neuroendocrine/hormonal, cardiovascular, and mental health repercussions.

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Zaharna M, Guilleminault C. Sleep, noise and health: Review.Noise Health 2010;12:64-69

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Zaharna M, Guilleminault C. Sleep, noise and health: Review. Noise Health [serial online] 2010 [cited 2023 Apr 1 ];12:64-69
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