Sleep and Health

Sleep and Health

1st Edition - April 16, 2019

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  • Editor: Michael A. Grandner
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128153741
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128153734

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Sleep and Health provides an accessible yet comprehensive overview of the relationship between sleep and health at the individual, community and population levels, as well as a discussion of the implications for public health, public policy and interventions. Based on a firm foundation in many areas of sleep health research, this text further provides introductions to each sub-area of the field and a summary of the current research for each area. This book serves as a resource for those interested in learning about the growing field of sleep health research, including sections on social determinants, cardiovascular disease, cognitive functioning, health behavior theory, smoking, and more.

Key Features

  • Highlights the important role of sleep across a wide range of topic areas
  • Addresses important topics such as sleep disparities, sleep and cardiometabolic disease risk, real-world effects of sleep deprivation, and public policy implications of poor sleep
  • Contains accessible reviews that point to relevant literature in often-overlooked areas, serving as a helpful guide to all relevant information on this broad topic area


Sleep researchers, public health researchers, clinicians interested in the wider context of sleep and health

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: General Concepts in Sleep Health
    1. The Basics of Sleep Physiology and Behavior
    2. Epidemiology of Insufficient Sleep and Poor Sleep Quality
    3. Sex Differences in Sleep Health
    4. Sleep and Healthy Aging
    5. Social-Ecological Model of Sleep Health

    Part 2: Contextual Factors Related to Sleep
    6. Race, Socioeconomic Position and Sleep
    7. Neighborhood Factors Associated with Sleep Health
    8. The Impact of Environmental Exposures on Sleep

    Part 3: Addressing Sleep Health at the Community and Population Level
    9. Obstacles to Overcome When Improving Sleep at a Societal Level
    10. Screening for Sleep Disorders
    11. Sleep Hygiene and Prevention of Chronic Insomnia
    12. Evaluating Commercially-Available Sleep Trackers
    13. Mobile Technology, Sleep, and Circadian Disruption
    14. Telemedicine Implications for Sleep Health
    15. Models of Behavior Change Relevant to Sleep Health

    Part 4: Sleep Duration and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
    16. Insufficient Sleep and Obesity
    17. Insufficient Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
    18. Sleep Health and Diabetes: The role of sleep duration, subjective sleep, sleep disorders, and circadian rhythm on diabetes
    19. Social Jetlag, Circadian Disruption, and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk

    Part 5: Sleep and Behavioral Health
    20. Sleep Loss and Food Intake
    21. Sleep and Exercise
    22. Sleep and Alcohol Use
    23. Sleep and Smoking
    24. Sleep and the Impact of Caffeine, Supplements, and Other Stimulants
    25. Sleep, Stress, and Immunity

    Part 6: Sleep Loss and Neurocognitive Function
    26. Sleep Loss and Impaired Vigilant Attention
    27. Sleep Loss, Decision Making, and Executive Function
    28. Sleep and Healthy Decision Making

    Part 7: Public Health Implications of Sleep Disorders
    29. Insomnia and Psychiatric Disorders
    30. Insomnia and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
    31. Sleep Apnea and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk

    Part 8: Sleep Health in Children and Adolescents
    32. Sleep, Obesity, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents
    33. Sleep and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents
    34. Delayed School Start Times

    Part 9: Economic and Public Policy Implications of Sleep Health
    36. Sleep and Health Equity
    37. Sleep and Transportation Safety
    38. Sleep Health as an Issue of Public Safety

Product details

  • No. of pages: 531
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: April 16, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128153741
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128153734

About the Editor

Michael A. Grandner

Dr. Michael Grandner is a licensed clinical psychologist, Director of the Sleep and Heath Research Program at the University of Arizona, and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. His work focuses on translational sleep research and Behavioral Sleep Medicine, including studies of sleep as a domain of health behavior and the development and implementation of behavioral interventions for insufficient sleep and sleep disorders. Specific areas of focus include: (1) Downstream cardiovascular, metabolic, and behavioral health outcomes associated with habitual sleep duration and/or insufficient sleep, (2) Upstream social, behavioral, and biological determinants of habitual sleep duration, insufficient sleep, and poor sleep quality, and (3) Development and implementation of behavioral interventions for sleep as a domain of health behavior.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Arizona, Banner-University Medical Center, USA.

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  • Ben M. Tue Jan 19 2021

    Important text for the field of sleep as a whole!

    This book provides a significant and important overview of the role that sleep plays in the management of human health. Sleep consumes more than 30% of our daily lives and is integrally linked to numerous systems of the body. We are understanding more and more how sleep impacts these different systems as they restore, reset, and prime themselves for a new day while the body sleeps. Sleep and Health provides a very strong view of the current scientific literature and will likely be considered a seminal text for years to come.