Sleep and your Health - HP067

Chronic sleep deprivation is common in today¿s society, with a minority of adults regularly obtaining the recommended 8 hours per night of sleep. Short habitual sleep duration can result in excessive daytime sleepiness and reduced neurocognitive function, especially when superimposed on other factors (eg., night shift working, acute sleep deprivation, sleep inertia).

This reduction in cognitive function can lead to adverse occupational and safety consequences.

Furthermore, sleep loss may have long-term health consequences, including premature death, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and the development of diabetes.

Join a leading UBC sleep researcher and discover the health and safety impacts of lack of sleep.

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