The effects of sleep and sleep deprivation on metabolic, endocrine and immune parameters

Prague Med Rep. 2008;109(4):275-85.


Sleep curtailment is becoming widespread in modern society. In parallel with this, more and more studies are dealing with the health consequences of sleep deprivation. This short review focuses on the main results of studies examining the effects of sleep and sleep deprivation on metabolism with extra emphasis on appetite regulation, and on the endocrine and immune system.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hormones / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Sleep / immunology
  • Sleep / physiology*
  • Sleep Deprivation / immunology
  • Sleep Deprivation / metabolism*
  • Weight Gain


  • Hormones