Handbook of nutrition, diet and sleep

  • Editors
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Vinood B. Patel
  • Lan-Anh Le

Part of the Human Health Handbooks book series (HHH, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Sleep and insomnia: setting the scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. C. Ruoff, C. Guilleminault
      Pages 12-25
    3. M. H. Bonnet, D. L. Arand
      Pages 26-39
    4. S. Randall
      Pages 40-59
    5. J. Harrington, T. Lee-Chiong
      Pages 60-70
  3. Fasting, eating and sleep

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. L. Brondel, D. Davenne
      Pages 90-103
    3. G. Marchesini, S. Calugi, R. Marzocchi, R. Dalle Grave
      Pages 104-120
    4. N. Pallotta, E. S. Corazziari
      Pages 122-134
    5. M. J. Soares, A. Macedo, M. H. Azevedo
      Pages 136-154
    6. K. E. Scholz-Ahrens
      Pages 156-171
  4. Metabolism, metabolic syndrome, obesity and sleep

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. M. M. Unger, W. H. Oertel
      Pages 174-183
    3. J. McNeil, É. Doucet, J. -P. Chaput
      Pages 210-224
    4. K. Chin, Y Harada
      Pages 226-239
    5. R. Tauman
      Pages 240-254
  5. Diseases and conditions associated with altered sleep

  6. Foods and nutrients and other factors that disturb sleep

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. J. Foster
      Pages 340-351
    3. B. Givi, K. M. Higgins
      Pages 370-386
    4. C. -H. Yun, H. Kim, S. -H. Park
      Pages 388-398
  7. Foods and nutrients that assist sleep

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. S. E. Lakhan, R. B. Finesmith
      Pages 400-414
    3. R. Bravo, J. Cubero, L. Franco Hernández, C. L. Sánchez Lopez, A. B. Rodríguez, C. Barriga
      Pages 416-425
    4. M. Garrido, A. B. Rodríguez, C. Barriga, S. D. Paredes
      Pages 426-439
    5. C. L. Sánchez, C. Barriga, A. B. Rodríguez, J. Cubero
      Pages 460-470
    6. T. Harada, M. Nakade, K. Wada, O. Akimitsu, T. Noji, M. Krejci et al.
      Pages 472-487
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 489-500

About this book


Emerging literature and research have currently shown that sleep, sleep disturbances, diet and nutrition are interlinked in numerous ways. For example, sleep deprivation alters food intake and snacking behaviour. On the other hand, dietary restriction and obesity alter sleep. Specific nutrients such as caffeine and alcohol also affect sleep. Furthermore, variations in these relationships differ with respect to age, gender and state of health. There is a connection between sleep and disordered nutrition as defined by conditions such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome. This book demonstrates that disruptive sleep patterns can be remedied by appropriate dietary or nutritional changes including the usage of supplements.

The contribution of sleep to our daily lives is not yet fully understood, but it is clear that its impact should not be underestimated. This handbook discusses the important relationship between diet and nutrition and disruptive or abnormal sleep in the sub-clinical or clinical setting. Authorities in the field offer a wide range of scientifically sound perspectives and approaches of the link between sleep, nutrition and diet.

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