Sleep and Affect

Sleep and Affect

Assessment, Theory, and Clinical Implications

1st Edition - January 20, 2015

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  • Editors: Kimberly Babson, Matthew Feldner
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124172005
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124171886

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Sleep and Affect: Assessment, Theory, and Clinical Implications synthesizes affective neuroscience research as it relates to sleep psychology and medicine.  Evidence is provided that normal sleep plays an emotional regulatory role in healthy humans.  The book investigates interactions of sleep with both negative and positive emotions, along with their clinical implications.  Sleep research is discussed from a neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral approach.  Sleep and emotions are explored across the spectrum of mental health from normal mood and sleep to the pathological extremes.  The book, additionally, offers researchers a guide to methods and research design for studying sleep and affect. This book will be of use to sleep researchers, affective neuroscientists, and clinical psychologists in order to better understand the impact of emotion on sleep as well as the effect of sleep on physical and mental well-being.

Key Features

  • Contains neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral approaches
  • Explains methods for examining sleep and affect
  • Summarizes research on sleep and specific affect states
  • Translates research for clinical use in treating disorders


Primary audience: researchers in sleep, emotion regulation, and clinical psychology.  Secondary audience: mental health practitioners.

Table of Contents

    • Foreword: Interrelationships between Sleep and Affect
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
    • Part 1: Definitions
      • Chapter 1: Neurophysiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
        • Abstract
        • Overview
        • Wakefulness
        • NREM Sleep
        • REM Sleep
        • Circadian Rhythms
        • Sleep Deprivation
      • Chapter 2: Human Emotions: A Conceptual Overview
        • Abstract
        • Foundations of Affect and Emotion
        • Current Definitions and Theoretical Approaches
        • The Data of Emotion: Empirical Approaches
        • The Role of “Regulation” in Emotion Research
        • Conclusions and Elements of a Comprehensive Approach for the Study of Emotion
      • Chapter 3: Sleep, Emotions, and Emotion Regulation: An Overview
        • Abstract
        • Sleep, Emotions, and Emotion Regulation: An Overview
        • Emotions and Emotion Regulation
        • Sleep and its Impact on Affect and Affect Regulation
        • Affect and its Impact on Sleep
        • Affect Regulation and its Impact on Sleep
        • Sleep and Affect: Bidirectional Relations
        • Discussion
    • Part 2: Methods
      • Chapter 4: Methodology for the Assessment of Sleep
        • Abstract
        • Acknowledgments
        • Part 1: Objective Diagnostic Measures of Sleep
        • Part 2: Subjective Diagnostic Measures of Sleep
        • Part 3: Research-Focused Measures of Sleep
        • Summary
      • Chapter 5: The Elicitation and Assessment of Emotional Responding
        • Abstract
        • Primary Perspectives
        • Emotion Elicitation: Laboratory Methods
        • Trajectories of Emotional Experience
        • Elicitation Method and Assessment Strategy Considerations
        • Conclusions
      • Chapter 6: Methodological Considerations When Integrating Experimental Manipulations of Sleep and Emotion
        • Abstract
        • Emotion Elicitation
        • Measurement of Emotional Responses
        • Special Considerations when Designing Experimental Studies of Sleep and Affect
        • Conclusion
    • Part 3: Evidence Regarding Sleep and Specific Types of Affect
      • Section 1: Sleep and Negative Affect
        • Chapter 7: The Interrelations Between Sleep and Fear/Anxiety: Implications for Behavioral Treatment
          • Abstract
          • Background and Definition of Key Concepts
          • Fear/Anxiety Is Associated with Sleep Disturbances
          • Sleep Disturbance Is Associated with Elevations in Fear/Anxiety
          • Fear/Anxiety Is Associated with Sleep Disturbance
          • Theoretical Models
          • Proposed Mechanisms of Action
          • Implications for Intervention
          • Conclusions and Future Directions
        • Chapter 8: Nightmares and the Mood Regulatory Functions of Sleep
          • Abstract
          • Nightmares and the Mood Regulatory Functions of Sleep
          • REM Properties
          • REM and Nightmares
          • Sleep Disorders with Nightmares
          • Mood Disturbances, Depression, and Nightmares
          • Theories of the Nightmare
          • Theory and Treatment Strategies
          • Future Directions
        • Chapter 9: Isolated Sleep Paralysis and Affect
          • Abstract
          • Isolated Sleep Paralysis and Affect
          • Vignette
          • Diagnostic Criteria
          • Prevalence Rates
          • Associated Comorbidities
          • Sleep Paralysis and Affect
          • Clinical Impairment as a Result of Sleep Paralysis
          • Conclusions
        • Chapter 10: Sleep and Repetitive Thought: The Role of Rumination and Worry in Sleep Disturbance
          • Abstract
          • Sleep and Repetitive Thought: The Role of Rumination and Worry in Sleep Disturbance
          • Worry: Phenomenology and Assessment
          • Worry and Sleep
          • Rumination: Phenomenology and Assessment
          • Rumination and Sleep
          • Rumination and Worry: Common and Distinguishing Features
          • Rumination, Worry, and Sleep: Theoretical Models
          • Rumination, Worry, and Sleep: Treatment Implications
          • Rumination, Worry, and Sleep: Other Clinical Implications
          • Conclusion
        • Chapter 11: Sleep, Sadness, and Depression
          • Abstract
          • Sleep, Sadness, and Depression
          • How Sleep Impacts Sadness or Depression
          • How Poor and Insufficient Sleep Impact a Future Depressive Episode
          • The Impact of Poor Sleep on Next-Day Depressed Mood in Nondepressed Samples
          • The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Mood During a Depressive Episode
          • The Impact of Poor Sleep on the Severity of Depression
          • The Impact of Poor Sleep on the Course of Depression Treatment
          • The Impact of Sadness or Depression on Sleep
          • Subjective Sleep Symptoms in Depression
          • Objective Sleep Abnormalities in Depression
          • How Sadness and Depression Impact Future Sleep Disorders
          • How Mood Impacts Next-Day Sleep
          • Summary and Implications for Future Research
        • Chapter 12: The Interrelations Between Sleep, Anger, and Loss of Aggression Control
          • Abstract
          • Introduction
          • Aspects of Sleep, Anger, and Aggression
          • Correlational Studies Showing the Relationship Between Sleep and Anger
          • What is the Causal Direction?
          • Possible Neurobiological Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship Between Sleep and Aggression
          • Groups at Risk
          • Clinical Implications
          • Conclusions and Future Directions
      • Section 2: Sleep and Positive Affect
        • Chapter 13: Positive Affect as Resilience and Vulnerability in Sleep
          • Abstract
          • Positive Affect as Promotive Influence and Resilience
          • Promotive Effects
          • Protective Effects
          • Mechanisms
          • Summary
          • Positive Affect as Risk and Vulnerability
          • Mood Disorders and Sleep
          • Mechanisms
          • Summary
          • Conclusions
        • Chapter 14: Sleep and Biological Rhythms in Mania
          • Abstract
          • Mania as an Activation Switch Dysfunction
          • Sleep and Circadian Disturbances in Mania-Related Illnesses
          • The Impact of Sleep Disturbances on Affective Regulation, Executive Functions, and Risk-Taking Behavior
          • Therapeutic Implications
          • Conclusion
        • Chapter 15: Physical Activity, Sleep, and Biobehavioral Synergies for Health
          • Abstract
          • Exercise and Sleep: Overview of Primary Findings
          • Temporal Exercise-Sleep Relationships
          • Exercise Modalities and Sleep
          • Putative Biological Mechanisms of Exercise Effects on Sleep
          • Exercise and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
          • Exercise and Restless Leg Syndrome
          • Sedentary Behavior and Sleep
          • Synergies Among Sleep, Sedentary Behavior, and Exercise
          • A 24-h Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention
          • Summary
        • Chapter 16: Mindfulness, Affect, and Sleep: Current Perspectives and Future Directions
          • Abstract
          • Mindfulness, Affect, and Sleep: Current Perspectives and Future Directions
          • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
          • Evidence for the Efficacy of MBIs on Sleep
          • Study Characteristics
          • Outcome Measures for Sleep
          • Comparison Conditions
          • Theoretical Models of the Relationship of Mindfulness to Sleep and Affect?
          • Cognitive Models
          • Neurobiological Models
          • Future Directions and Implications
      • Section 3: Evidence Regarding Sleep and Affect Among Special Populations
        • Chapter 17: Pain and Sleep
          • Abstract
          • Pain and Sleep
          • Methodological Issues
          • Association of Disturbed Sleep and Pain
          • Experimental Sleep Manipulations and Pain Sensitivity
          • Mechanisms Underlying the Sleep-Pain Nexus
          • Modulators of the Sleep-Pain Nexus: Mood and Cognitive Processes
          • Pharmacological and Behavioral Treatment of Sleep and Pain
          • Summary
        • Chapter 18: The Impact of Sleep on Emotion in Typically Developing Children
          • Abstract
          • Associations Among Key Aspects of Sleep Regulation, Emotion, and Mood
          • Circadian Tendencies and Socioemotional Adjustment
          • Neural Sleep Regulation and its Associations with Affect
          • Developmental Considerations Related to the Interplay Between Sleep and Affect
          • Directionality and the Contributions of Additional Factors
          • Summary
        • Chapter 19: Sleep and Adolescents
          • Abstract
          • Sleep and Adolescents
          • Changes in Normal Sleep
          • Conceptual Models
          • Current State of the Research
          • Discussion of the Impact of Sleep on Adolescent Well-Being and Prevention
        • Chapter 20: The Relationship Between Sleep and Emotion Among the Elderly
          • Abstract
          • Emotion Regulation in Aging: The “Paradox of Well-Being”
          • Decline in Emotional Processing with Aging
          • Age-Related Sleep Modifications
          • Are Age-Related Sleep Modifications Linked to Emotion Regulation in Aging?
    • Part 4: Future Directions
      • Chapter 21: Sleep and Affect: An Integrative Synthesis and Future Directions
        • Abstract
        • The Complex Interplay of Sleep and Affect
        • Factors Implicated in Links Between Sleep and Affect
        • Predisposing Factors
        • Causal Links
        • Clinical Implications
        • General Conclusions
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 532
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
  • Published: January 20, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124172005
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124171886

About the Editors

Kimberly Babson

Kimberly Babson

Affiliations and Expertise

National Center for PTSD and Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA, USA & Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Matthew Feldner

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychological Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR USA & Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, OK, USA

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