Sleep as a Mediator of the Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Health: A Hypothesis

  title={Sleep as a Mediator of the Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Health: A Hypothesis},
  author={Eve van Cauter and Karine Spiegel},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Abstract: This article discusses the hypothesis that the adverse impact of low socioeconomic status (SES) on health may be partly mediated by decrements in sleep duration and quality. Low SES is frequently associated with a diminished opportunity to obtain sufficient sleep or with environmental conditions that compromise sleep quality. In a recent study, we examined carbohydrate metabolism, endocrine function, and sympatho‐vagal balance in young, healthy adults studied after restricting sleep… 

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