Sleep loss and sleepiness: current issues.

  title={Sleep loss and sleepiness: current issues.},
  author={Thomas J. Balkin and Tracy L. Rupp and Dante Picchioni and Nancy J. Wesensten},
  volume={134 3},
Awareness of the consequences of sleep loss and its implications for public health and safety is increasing. Sleep loss has been shown to generally impair the entire spectrum of mental abilities, ranging from simple psychomotor performance to executive mental functions. Sleep loss may also impact metabolism in a manner that contributes to obesity and its attendant health consequences. Although objective measures of alertness and performance remain degraded, individuals subjectively habituate to… CONTINUE READING

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