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.

chapter 3|15 pages

The Neurobiology of Insomnia

Constant factors and changes between day and night

chapter 4|15 pages

Sleep Disruption in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Overview and relevant mechanisms

chapter 9|17 pages

Pain and Sleep

Underlying mechanisms of the sleep-pain relationship

chapter 10|17 pages

Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Shift Work

Adopting personalised approaches to managing shift work and circadian misalignment

chapter 11|20 pages

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