Special Issue "Cognitive and Emotional Effects of Sleep Deprivation"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Sleep loss is unanimously considered to be one of the main problems of our society. Usually, each of us is preoccupied with numerous daily interests, and prefers to sacrifice some sleep time in the hope that this will enable us to carry out many other activities without inducing dangerous effects. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation has various consequences, such as sleepiness and impairments in neurocognitive and psychomotor performance. Sleepiness is worsened by extreme work rhythms, shift work, and hostile environments, and can induce a progressive worsening of health status. Effects are easily visible in several contexts: at work, in the military, in road safety and public health, in daily and education environments, and so on. Moreover, it is well documented in the literature that sleep-deprived individuals are comparable with the ninth percentile of non-sleep-deprived people. These effects on neurological and behavioral functioning after sleep restriction and/or deprivation are common to all people, even though some individual differences in vulnerability to sleep loss have been shown and need to be better understood, particularly in applicative settings. Therefore, the present Special Issue is intended to address the psychological, neural, and cognitive processes that underlie sleep deprivation; the neural bases of these effects; the exogenous factors able to influences them; and the relevance of these issues on daily activities and general health status.
Innovative contributions and results of empirical studies that increase our understanding of how sleep debt influences brain functioning are the focus of this Special Issue. Hence, it is open to articles, reviews, case reports, and position papers on related issues.
Dr. Curcio Giuseppe
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- Affective functioning
- Environmental aspects
- Neuro-psychophysiological correlates
- Individual differences