Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Sleep Length

L. Gross, K. L. Knutson

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Laboratory experiments and epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that sleep duration and quality are important for numerous different health outcomes. In this article, we briefly review the association between sleep duration and quality and several diseases, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression. We also briefly discuss the relationship between sleep duration and mortality risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sleep
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786111
ISBN (Print)9780123786104
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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