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Healthy Sleep
Your Questions Answered
by John T. Peachey and Diane C. Zelman
September 2023, 129pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7885-5
$45, £35, 40€, A62
Available for purchase 30 days prior to publication.
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7886-2
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Experts believe teens need 8–10 hours of sleep each night, but many adolescents fall short of this target, leading to negative impacts on their physical and psychological health.

Sleep is undeniably important, yet we often struggle to get enough. This book answers readers' sleep-related questions and offers guidance for a better night's slumber.

From early school start times to late nights spent on social media, there are many reasons why teens often aren’t getting the sleep they need. But why exactly is sleep so important? How does not getting enough impact our physical well-being, academic performance, and interactions with others? How do you know if you have a sleep disorder, and what treatment options are available? Can caffeine and power naps make up for poor sleep habits? What are the keys to achieving healthy sleep?

Books in Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series follows a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers’ needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrate key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. Each book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the Internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.


  • Simple Q&A format makes the subject approachable and accessible to readers, allowing them to find specific information quickly and easily
  • Guide to Health Literacy section helps readers improve their research and critical thinking skills when finding and evaluating health information
  • Case studies provide real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book and offer insightful analyses and recommendations
  • Common myths section dispels popular misconceptions surrounding essential oils and points readers toward detailed and accurate information provided in the main text
John T. Peachey, PsyD, is a medical psychologist specializing in behavioral sleep medicine at Camp Pendleton, CA. He has coauthored multiple sleep research articles, developed and taught courses in sleep at several universities, and was selected as a William C. Dement Fellow for sleep research. He completed a fellowship in behavioral sleep medicine at Stanford University's School of Medicine and has worked internationally in military medicine. He is coauthor of Greenwood's What You Need to Know about Sleep Disorders.

Diane C. Zelman, PhD, is a professor in the PhD program in clinical psychology at Alliant International University's California School of Professional Psychology in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She has published extensively on topics in health psychology, particularly in studies of sleep, chronic pain, and addiction. She is coauthor of Greenwood's What You Need to Know about Sleep Disorders.

Q&A Health Guides

All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?

Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.
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