Modulation of Sleep by Obesity, Diabetes, Age, and Diet

Modulation of Sleep by Obesity, Diabetes, Age, and Diet

by Ronald Ross Watson
     
 

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Sleep disorder is a rampant problem in the US, with over 40 million Americans currently diagnosed according to the NIH. There is a clear association between sleep disorder and a wide range of other human disorders –performance deficiencies, psychiatric illnesses, heart disease, obesity and more – but in spite of this there is not yet a convenient

Overview

Sleep disorder is a rampant problem in the US, with over 40 million Americans currently diagnosed according to the NIH. There is a clear association between sleep disorder and a wide range of other human disorders –performance deficiencies, psychiatric illnesses, heart disease, obesity and more – but in spite of this there is not yet a convenient overview on the market detailing the impact of obesity, age, diabetes and diet on sleep duration and attendant health outcomes. This volume focuses on the interaction between sleep and these factors, with special attention being paid to the potential for neurological modulation of sleep via diet. The volume aid readers in understanding the role each of these factors plays in sleep architecture and its regulation by circadian biology and neurology.

  • Aids in understanding the impact of age, diet, obesity and disease on sleep
  • Offers focus on neurological changes that affect metabolism
  • Explores diabetes induced sleep problems
  • Aid to understanding the multifactorial causes of age-related sleep dysfunction
  • Addresses selected studies of nutraceuticals affecting sleep for potential application clinically
  • Discusses major impact on sleep disorders by caffeine and alcohol

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jeremy Petrous, D.O.(Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This is an overview that details "the impact of obesity, age, diabetes, and diet on sleep duration and attendant outcomes."
Purpose: The purpose is to help "readers in understanding the role each of these factors plays in sleep architecture and its regulation by circadian biology and neurology." Because of the prevalence of sleep disorders, which can have a significant impact on other areas of health including performance, psychiatric illness, heart disease, and obesity, this book is needed. The knowledge this book imparts can help clinicians provide better treatment.
Audience: Because of its high technical level, the book is appropriate for researchers and advanced students in sleep science, neurology, neuroscience, and nutrition.
Features: This book is divided into eight sections by disorder and the effect on sleep. Among the topics are metabolic syndrome and sleep deprivation, aging and sleep deprivation, diet and sleep modulation, alcohol and sleep dysfunction, and obesity and sleep apnea. The book includes some charts and tables and each chapter has references.
Assessment: This compilation of the current understanding of the impact of age, diet, obesity, and disease on sleep in one book is unique. Each chapter is written by different authors and, consequently, there is some overlap in topics. It doesn't read like a traditional textbook because each chapter doesn't start where the previous one ended, but this also means that specific chapters of interest can be read independently. The book is written at a high technical level and it is filled with abundant citations and references, but it lacks clinical application. Overall, I would recommend this book to clinicians, scholars, and researchers interested in learning more about sleep and sleep disorders. In order to address a broader audience, future editions should be more practical and provide greater focus on clinical applications.
From the Publisher
"...I would recommend this book to clinicians, scholars, and researchers interested in learning more about sleep and sleep disorders. Score: 80 - 3 Stars" —Doody's

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124201682
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/29/2014
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Ronald R. Watson, Ph.D., attended the University of Idaho but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in chemistry in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1971. His postdoctoral schooling in nutrition and microbiology was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he gained 2 years of postdoctoral research experience in immunology and nutrition.

From 1973 to 1974 Dr. Watson was assistant professor of immunology and performed research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Indiana University Medical School from 1974 to 1978 and associate professor at Purdue University in the Department of Food and Nutrition from 1978 to 1982. In 1982 Dr. Watson joined the faculty at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the School of Medicine. He is currently professor of health promotion sciences in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health.

Dr. Watson is a member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, cancer, and alcoholism research societies. Among his patents he has one on a dietary supplement; passion fruit peel extract with more pending. He continues to do research in animals and in clinical trials on dietary supplements and health including studies using omega-3 fatty acids in heart disease prevention and therapy. For 30 years he was funded by Wallace Research Foundation to study dietary supplements in health promotion. Dr. Watson has edited more than 110 books on nutrition, dietary supplements and over-the-counter agents, and drugs of abuse as scientific reference books. He has published more than 500 research and review articles.

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