Sleep influences on cardio-metabolic health in Indigenous populations
SR Yiallourou, GP Maguire, S Eades, GS Hamilton, J Quach, MJ Carrington
SLEEP MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019
Indigenous populations continue to be among the world's most marginalized population groups. Studies in Indigenous populations from high income countries (including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) indicate increased risk of sleep disorders compared to non-Indigenous populations. Poor sleep, whether it be short sleep duration or fragmented sleep, is a well-established risk factor for cardio-metabolic diseases. Given the implications, targeted improvement of poor sleep may be beneficial for the health and well-being of Indigenous people. In this narrative review, we will: (1) discuss the effects of sleep on the cardio-metabolic processes; (2) examine sleep in Indigenous ..View full abstract
Awarded by Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia
SRY is supported by the Alice Baker and Eleanor Shaw Gender Equity Fellowship. GPM is supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship. MJC is supported by a Future Leader Fellowship (Award Reference 100802) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia. The work is supported in part by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.