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Topical Collection "Sleep Disordered Breathing and Oral Health"


Dr. Giuseppina Laganà
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Collection Editor
Department of Orthodontics, Tor Vergata University, Via Cracovia, 50, 00133 Roma RM, Italy
Interests: pediatric sleep apnea; sleep breathing; adenotonsillar hypertrophy; bruxism; snoring

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues

A Topical Collection on "Sleep Disordered Breathing and Oral Health" is being organized in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For detailed information on the journal, I refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.

Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) comprises a group of diseases ranging from snoring to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), characterized by alterations in the frequency and/or depth of breathing during sleep. General population-based studies on the prevalence of SDB reported that 24 to 47% male and 9 to 30% female had SDB. It can affect children or adult at any age. The pediatric individuals with sleep disorders present hyperactivity, restlessness, lack of attention, loss of appetite and irritability. If left untreated, SDB in development age could be responsible to significant morbidity leading to metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular consequences, and growth failure. The negative impact of SDB may not simply be confined to the short-term wellness and development during childhood but may continue adversely affecting during the long-term development in adulthood.

There are many risk factors that can lead to a reduction or collapse of upper airways and which may contribute to the pathogenesis of SDB.

Prevention and early treatment of risk factors are the right approach in order to avoid complications in adult life.

This Topical Collection is open to the subject area of health care and SDB. 

The keywords listed below provide an outline of some of the possible areas of interest.


Dr. Giuseppina Laganà
Collection Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Pediatric sleep apnea
  • Sleep breathing
  • Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
  • Bruxism
  • Snoring
  • Oral breathing
  • CPAP
  • Mandibular advancement
  • Nasal resistance
  • Sleep medicine

Published Papers

This collection is now open for submission.
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