Sleep and health

16 Oct 2018, 13:00 - 17:00

Sleep is as essential to life as food and water. But what do we know about sleep and its role in health?

Sleep problems may affect up to a third of the population and most sleep-wake disorders are likely to be underdiagnosed. Research also suggests that long-term sleep problems may be a factor in many physical and mental health conditions.

In collaboration with the Nuffield Foundation, POST invited experts from medicine, research and occupational sectors. In this seminar, they highlight the latest research and discuss the implications for policy, with a special session focusing on shift work and sleep.

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Presentations

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