1st Edition

Advances in the Psychobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Edited By Melinda L. Jackson, Sean P.A Drummond Copyright 2024
    236 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    236 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Advances in the Psychobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms features international experts from the fields of psychobiology, sleep research and chronobiology to address and review cutting-edge scientific literature concerning recent advances in the psychobiology of sleep, sleep disorders, such as sleep apnoea and insomnia, and circadian rhythms, across the lifespan.

    In this illuminating volume, Melinda L. Jackson and Sean P.A. Drummond bring together leading international researchers to review cross-cutting issues in the field, including sleep and pain, sleep and dementia risk, and sleep issues in paediatric populations as well as the interaction between sleep and health conditions in different populations. The chapters offer coverage of the major explanatory models which underpin the empirical work as well as a discussion of the relevant theoretical and conceptual models on issues arising with specific psychiatric and medical disorders, including depression, dementia, posttraumatic stress disorder and pain. They also address new research in the area of chronobiology, and circadian impacts on health and diseases. The chapters also discuss important methodological and ethical issues arising in research and include sections addressing implications for public policy and practitioner interventions in the context of different social and cultural environments.

    This volume will be a crucial resource for professionals, practitioners and researchers engaged in the field as well as for postgraduate and upper-level undergraduate students undertaking research in areas related to psychobiology, neuropsychology, health psychology and other disciplines such as biology, physiology and psychopharmacology.

    Preface - Melinda L. Jackson & Sean P. A. Drummond
    1. Global and Local Sleep - Thomas Andrillon & Delphine Oudiette
    2. Advances in Sleep-Associated Memory Consolidation Research - Ryan Bottary, Dan Denis, Bryan Baxter & Tony J. Cunningham
    3. The neurobiology of insomnia: constant factors and changes between day and night - Ellemarije Altena
    4. Sleep Disruption in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Overview and Relevant Mechanisms - Laura D. Straus, Sara Rama, Kira Abirgas & Peter J. Colvonen
    5. Sleep disturbances and disorders - a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia - Aaron Lam, Camilla Hoyos, Craig Phillips & Sharon L Naismith
    6. Understanding the complex link between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and clinical depression: risk factors, mechanisms and effects of treatment - Melinda L. Jackson, Ivana Rosenzweig, Romola S. Bucks & Genevieve Rayner
    7. Insufficient sleep’s impact on cognitive and emotional health in adolescence: Current advances and research needs - Gina M. Mason & Jared M. Saletin
    8. Mechanistic Role of Sleep in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases - Elizabeth F. Rasmussen, Suzanne B. Gorovoy, Michael A. Grandner
    9. Pain and sleep: Underlying mechanisms of the sleep-pain relationship - Thomas Bilterys, Jo Nijs & Nicole Tang
    10. Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Shift Work: Adopting personalised approaches to managing shift work and circadian misalignment - Lin Shen, Prerna Varma, Jade M. Murray & Tracey L. Sletten
    11. Health Disparities in Sleep and Mental Health: Examining the Role of Sleep Disturbances in the Relationship between Climate Change-Related Traumatic Childhood Experiences and Mental Health as an Exemplar - Symielle A. Gaston, Rupsha Singh & Chandra L. Jackson
    12. The Past, Present, and Future of Sleep Monitoring Technologies - Hannah Scott & Bastien Lechat


    Melinda L. Jackson is Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychological Sciences and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University. She is also Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health.

    Sean P.A. Drummond is Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Monash School of Psychological Sciences and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health. He currently also serves as the Director of Research Programs and Infrastructure.