Morbidity and mortality associated with sleep length

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Laboratory experiments and observation studies have demonstrated that sleep duration is important for numerous different health outcomes. In this article, we briefly review the association between sleep duration and several disorders, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and depression. We also briefly discuss the relationship between sleep duration and mortality risk. Studies have observed an increased risk of morbidity and mortality associated with short sleep duration (typically ≤6h per night) and long sleep duration (typically >8h per night).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-6, Second Edition
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323910941
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Body mass index
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep duration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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