The basics of sleep physiology and behavior

Andrew S. Tubbs, Hannah K. Dollish, Fabian Fernandez, Michael A. Grandner

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

17 Scopus citations


Sleep is an essential element of human health, supporting a wide range of systems including immune function, metabolism, cognition, and emotional regulation. To understand everything that sleep does, however, it is necessary to understand what sleep is. This chapter provides that foundation by discussing the conceptualization, physiology, and measurement of sleep.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSleep and Health
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128153734
ISBN (Print)9780128153741
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Actigraphy
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Non-REM sleep
  • Polysomnography
  • REM sleep
  • Sleep ability
  • Sleep measurement
  • Sleep need
  • Sleep opportunity
  • Sleep physiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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