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Foundations of Sleep Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128155011

Foundations of Sleep Health

1st Edition

Editors: F.Javier Nieto Donna Petersen
Paperback ISBN: 9780128155011
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 400
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Foundations of Sleep Health: Brain and Body provides a current overview of sleep health with an emphasis on the interplay between several levels of determinants and adjacent factors that influence sleep health and its interconnections with biological factors of the body and brain. The text provides researchers with a more in-depth discussion on the theory, research, and practice of sleep health, while also detailing mechanisms, hypotheses, and determinants of sleep.

Sleep disorder has become an increasing problem plaguing more than 40 million Americans. Sleep impacts numerous biological functions and plays a critical role in brain development, including learning and memory consolidation, cognitive functioning and emotion regulation.

Key Features

  • Discusses the current state of research, applications, reviews and case studies in sleep health
  • Contains a detailed glossary of sleep health terms to aid in the understanding of key concepts
  • Explores, in detail, the multi-determinants of sleep
  • Includes access to videos and forms created by the National Sleep Foundation


Researchers and public health professionals in sleep medicine and sleep health. Advanced students in sleep science, neurology and neuroscience

Table of Contents

  1. What is Sleep Health?
    2. Components of Healthy Sleep
    3. The Role of Biological Factors, Health Status, and Genetics in Sleep Health
    4. Psychosocial Aspects of Sleep Health
    5. Environment and Sleep Health: Inside the Bedroom
    6. Exercise, Diet, and Nutrition: Important Players in Sleep Health
    7. The Family Unit and Its Role in Sleep Health
    8. The Effect of Friends and Other Social Networks on Sleep
    9. The Influence of Built Environment
    10. How Work Can Affect Sleep Health, and Vice Versa
    11. The Role of Sleep in Early Childhood Development
    12. Beyond the Sleep Doctor: The Role of Primary Care Physicians in Sleep Health
    13. Sleep in Societal Health Planning and Services
    14. The Socioeconomic Determinants of Sleep Health
    15. Societal Security, Global Instability, and the Impact on Sleep Health


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About the Editors

F.Javier Nieto

Dr. Nieto completed his MD degree and a residency in Family and Community Medicine in Spain. His graduate training includes an MPH degree from University of Havana, Cuba, as well as a Master in Health Science (MHS) and a PhD degree in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. From 1991 to 2001 he was a faculty member of the Department of Epidemiology in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Between 1993 and 2001, he served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Epidemiology. In 2002 he joined the University of Wisconsin to become Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the inaugural Helfaer Professor of Public Health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean/Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Donna Petersen

Dr. Petersen is a professor of public health at the University of South Florida. She earned her masters and doctoral degrees in maternal and child health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She has held faculty and senior leadership positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and served as Director of the Division of Family Health at the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Petersen is the author of numerous publications, book chapters and a textbook on needs assessment in public health. She is a frequent lecturer on topics related to educational innovation in public health, maternal and child health, health care reform, and systems change and leadership, and has provided extensive technical assistance and training to over 25 state health departments in the areas of needs assessment, data system development, systems level accountability and the development of population-based indicators. She has served on numerous boards, commissions and task forces and is Editor Emerita of the Maternal and Child Health Journal, founding member and past president of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, immediate-past Chair of the Council on Education for Public Health, and Chair of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health; Dean, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, FL, USA

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