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

Foundations of Sleep Health

1st Edition

Brain and Body

Editors: F.Javier Nieto Donna Petersen
Paperback ISBN: 9780128155011
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2020
Page Count: 400
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Sleep disorder has become an increasing problem plaguing more than 40 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Health. Sleep impacts numerous biological functions and plays a critical role in brain development, including learning and memory consolidation, cognitive functioning, and emotion regulation. Foundations of Sleep: Brain and Body is designed to provide a current overview of sleep health with an emphasis the interplay between several levels of determinants and adjacent factors that influence sleep health and the interconnections with biological factors of the body and brain. This text provides researchers with a more in-depth discussion on the theory, research, and practice of sleep health while detailing the mechanisms, the hypothesized, and determinants of sleep.

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 Editor

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

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