Sleep, Stress and Heart Disease
2012 (English)In: Stress and Cardiovascular Disease / [ed] Hjelmdahl P., Rosengren A., Steptoe A., London: Springer London, 2012, 257-272 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
It is estimated that sleep problems affect around 20% of the adult population in the Western countries.1,2 It has been shown that the short-term consequences of sleep problems lead to adverse physiological changes,3 as well as to long-term health consequences. In experimental and epidemiological studies, both short and long sleep hours have been related to hypertension,4 type-2 diabetes,5,6 increased body mass index (BMI),7 alterations in blood lipids,8 and inflammatory markers9 – all factors known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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London: Springer London, 2012. 257-272 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64783DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84882-419-5ISI: 000301475900014ISBN: 978-1-84882-418-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-64783DiVA: diva2:458715