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Sleep deprivation.

Mayo Sleep Disorders Center, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA.
Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice (Impact Factor: 0.83). 07/2005; 32(2):475-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.pop.2005.02.011
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ABSTRACT The occurrence of chronic sleep deprivation in the population is commonplace. Both duration and quality of sleep are important to assess when evaluating a patient who has sleep complaints. Excessive sleepiness and decreased psychomotor performance have been demonstrated after sleep deprivation. Sleep loss may impact mood, autonomic function, and the immune system. Sleep-deprived adults may have impaired job performance and are prone to motor vehicle accidents. Simple interventions to ensure adequate sleep can help avoid these hazards.

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