Sleep is an ubiquitous phenomenon.
It is a developmental product, being subjected to the vicissitudes of human behavior and culture.
The author will attempt to elaborate on sleep, sleep disorders, and sleep medicine in Korea from various developmental perspectives (i.e. personal, national and scientific).
Korea is a rapidly developing industrialized nation and is now experiencing immense cultural changes which force individuals to change their behavior and value systems.
For example, shift working is becoming increasingly popular and early working hours are being adopted by more companies as a measure to win competitions in the international market.
In the clinical setting it is observed very easily that patients develop and maintain disturbed sleep-wake rhythm and its consequences.
More obstructive sleep apnea, presumably due to obesity, are observed and studied in sleep clinics.
The nuclear family system, an inevitable outcome of industrialization, produces some profound difference in sleeping arrangement such as children's earlier separation from parental or grandparental sleeping environment.
The question is how these and other industrialization-related changes may affect the incidence and the manifestation of sleep and sleep disorders.
In the background there is emerging interest in healthy sleep and sleep disorders, exemplified by increasing coverage of the topics in the mass media and the publication business.
Development of sleep medicine/research ...
Mots-clés Pascal : Sommeil, Trouble sommeil, Corée du Sud, Corée, Asie, Environnement social, Industrialisation, Stress, Activité professionnelle, Epuisement usure, Milieu familial, Recherche scientifique, Evolution, Santé publique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sleep, Sleep disorder, South Korea, Korea, Asia, Social environment, Industrialization, Stress, Professional activity, Occupational burnout, Family environment, Scientific research, Evolution, Human
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