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Cook, Neal (2010) The Physiology of Sleep: Homeostasis and Health. British Journal of Wellbeing, 1 (8). pp. 16-20. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Sleep is a complex physiological process that is dominant in the life of every person. The functions and control of sleep are increasingly better understood, particularly in terms of its influence on health and wellbeing. Consequently, the disruption to effective sleep homeostasis has health consequences. This paper reviews the structure and functions of sleep and discusses the impact sleep disruption and deprivation have on health and homeostasis. The assessment of sleep by healthcare professionals is outlined and strategies to promote optimal sleep, largely through sleep hygiene, are presented.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Education and Professional Issues Research Group
ID Code:16646
Deposited By:Mr Neal Cook
Deposited On:07 Jan 2011 14:29
Last Modified:07 Jan 2011 14:29

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