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Please see below for links to the studies we reference in our materials. 


• Heart Disease & Stroke

Cardiovascular, Inflammatory, and Metabolic Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

Mullington, Janet M. et al.
Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases , Volume 51 , Issue 4 , 294 - 302
Francesco P. Cappuccio, Daniel Cooper, Lanfranco D'Elia, Pasquale Strazzullo, Michelle A. Miller; Sleep duration predicts cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Eur Heart J 2011; 32 (12): 1484-1492. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehr007
• High Blood Pressure

Calhoun DA, Harding SM. Sleep and Hypertension. Chest. 2010;138(2):434-443. doi:10.1378/chest.09-2954.

• Anxiety & Depression

"Tired and Apprehensive: Anxiety Amplifies the Impact of Sleep Loss on Aversive Brain Anticipation," Andrea N. Goldstein, Stephanie M. Greer, Jared M. Saletin, Allison G. Harvey, Jack B. Nitschke and Matthew P. Walker
Journal of Neuroscience 26 June 2013, 33 (26) 10607-10615; DOI:

Al-Abri, M. A. (2015). Sleep Deprivation and Depression: A bi-directional association. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 15(1), e4–e6.

• Obesity/Diabetes
Kristen L. Knutson. Does inadequate sleep play a role in vulnerability to obesity? American Journal of Human Biology, 2012; 24 (3): 361 DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22219

• Impaired Memory
Alhola P, Polo-Kantola P. Sleep deprivation: Impact on cognitive performance. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2007;3(5):553-567.

• Breast & Colorectal Cancers

Cheryl L. Thompson, Emma K. Larkin, Sanjay Patel, Nathan A. Berger, Susan Redline, Li Li. Short duration of sleep increases risk of colorectal adenoma. Cancer, 2011; 117 (4): 841 DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25507

Night Shift Work, Light at Night, and Risk of Breast Cancer
Scott Davis  Dana K. Mirick  Richard G. Stevens
J Natl Cancer Inst (2001) 93 (20): 1557-1562.

• Workplace Injuries, Accidents and Errors

Shahly V, Berglund PA, Coulouvrat C, Fitzgerald T, Hajak G, Roth T, Shillington AC, Stephenson JJ, Walsh JK, Kessler RC. The Associations of Insomnia With Costly Workplace Accidents and Errors Results From the America Insomnia Survey. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(10):1054-1063. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.2188


doi: 10.5465/amj.2010.0179
ACAD MANAGE J October 1, 2011 vol. 54 no. 5 913-934


• Motor Vehicle Accidents

Moderate sleep deprivation produces impairments in cognitive and motor performance equivalent to legally prescribed levels of alcohol intoxication
Williamson AM, Feyer A

Goel N, Rao H, Durmer JS, Dinges DF. Neurocognitive Consequences of Sleep Deprivation. Seminars in neurology. 2009;29(4):320-339. doi:10.1055/s-0029-1237117.