Foundations of Sleep Health

Foundations of Sleep Health

1st Edition - November 11, 2021

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  • Editors: F.Javier Nieto, Donna Petersen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128155028
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128155011

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Foundations of Sleep Health presents sleep health as a critical element of overall individual and population health. Sleep disorders are 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. This book provides an historic and current overview of the state of sleep health with an emphasis on the interplay between several levels of determinants and factors that influence sleep health. The text provides students in the health professions with in-depth discussion on the theory, research, and practice of sleep health, while also detailing mechanisms, hypotheses, and determinants of sleep and ways to improve sleep health.

Key Features

  • Discusses the current state of knowledge of sleep health, research into the factors that contribute to and are impacted by sleep health
  • Uses a socioecological model to examine the whole range of determinants of sleep health, from biological to upstream environmental factors and possible modes of intervention
  • Contains a detailed glossary of sleep health terms to aid in the understanding of key concepts
  • Includes learning outcomes for each chapter, objective assessments of knowledge, with explanations, and open-ended questions designed to facilitate discussion


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

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    Roland Thorpe Jr.
    1. Components of normal human sleep
    Dayna A. Johnson and Charles A Czeisler
    2. Sleep in human and cultural evolution
    Chighaf Bakour, F. Javier Nieto, and Donna Petersen
    3. Measuring sleep health
    Meredith L. Wallace, Martica H. Hall, and Daniel J. Buysse
    4. Genetic and biological factors in sleep
    Nicholas Gentry, Louis Ptacek, and Ying-Hui Fu
    5. Psychosocial dimensions of sleep health
    Mariana Szklo-Coxe, Kendall A. Leser, and Margaret M. Lubas
    6. Associations between sleep, diet, and exercise: implications for health and well-being
    Kristen L. Knutson
    7. Sleep health in children and adolescents
    Tanvi Mukundan, Irina Trosman, Innessa Donskoy, and Stephen H. Sheldon
    8. The family’s role in sleep health
    Orfeu Marcello Buxton, Elizabeth Adams, Liu Bai and Douglas Michael Teti
    9. Sleep health and aging Tamar Shochat
    10. Determinants and health consequences of modifiable sleep health disparities
    Chandra L. Jackson
    11. Bedroom environment and sleep health
    Natalie D. Dautovich, Joseph M. Dzierzewski, and Ashley MacPherson
    12. Built environment and sleep health
    Guido Simonelli and Lauren Hale
    13. The healthcare environment: a medical and a public health challenge
    Meghan N. Buran and Jonathan M. Samet
    14. The policy environment
    Thomas A. Birkland

Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: November 11, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128155028
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128155011

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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