Special Issue "Advances in Sleep Behaviors Associated with Health Outcomes"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Andrea Spaeth
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Guest Editor
Division of Life Science, Department of Kinesiology and Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 001201, USA
Interests: sleep; metabolic health; weight regulation; substance use
Dr. Jennifer Goldschmied
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Guest Editor
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19146, USA
Interests: slow wave sleep; mood disorders
Dr. Chandra L. Jackson
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Guest Editor
National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Interests: racial disparities in sleep; health disparities
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Special Issue entitled “Advances in Sleep Behaviors Associated with Health Outcomes”. This is a collection of important high-quality papers (original research articles or comprehensive review papers) published in Open Access form by Editorial Board Members, or prominent scholars invited by the Editorial Office and the Section Editor-in-Chief. This Special Issue aims to discuss new knowledge or new cutting-edge developments in the sleep health research field. Specifically, this issue highlights research examining the importance of sleep for optimal mental and physical health and disease prevention. We would also like to highlight racial and socioeconomic disparities in sleep health and how this contributes to disparities in other health outcomes.

Papers could be either research papers with a detailed summary of your own work, or papers highlighting/reviewing a topic in this area. Contributions to this important Special Issue will be accepted by invitation only. In order to benefit both authors and readers, we would like to grant a discount for submissions based on our evaluation.

You are welcome to send a tentative title and a short abstract to our Editorial Office ([email protected]) for evaluation before submission. Please note that selected full papers will still be subjected to a thorough and rigorous peer-review.

We are looking forward to receiving your excellent work.

Dr. Chandra L. Jackson
Dr. Andrea Spaeth
Dr. Jennifer Goldschmied
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • racial disparities
  • mental health
  • chronic disease
  • circadian
  • sleep debt
  • pediatric sleep
  • prevention
  • sleep medicine

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Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Sleep Health by Age, Sex/Gender, and Race/Ethnicity in the United States
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(24), 9475; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17249475 - 17 Dec 2020
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Although low neighborhood social cohesion (nSC) has been linked with poor sleep, studies of racially/ethnically diverse participants using multiple sleep dimensions remain sparse. Using National Health Interview Survey data, we examined overall, age, sex/gender, and racial/ethnic-specific associations between nSC and sleep health among [...] Read more.
Although low neighborhood social cohesion (nSC) has been linked with poor sleep, studies of racially/ethnically diverse participants using multiple sleep dimensions remain sparse. Using National Health Interview Survey data, we examined overall, age, sex/gender, and racial/ethnic-specific associations between nSC and sleep health among 167,153 adults. Self-reported nSC was categorized into low, medium, and high. Very short sleep duration was defined as <6 hours; short as <7 h, recommended as 7–9 h, and long as ≥9 h. Sleep disturbances were assessed based on trouble falling and staying asleep, waking up feeling unrested, and using sleep medication (all ≥3 days/times in the previous week). Adjusting for sociodemographics and other confounders, we used Poisson regression with robust variance to estimate prevalence ratios (PRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for sleep dimensions by low and medium vs. high nSC. The mean age of the sample was 47 ± 0.1 years, 52% of those included were women, and 69% were Non-Hispanic (NH)-White. Low vs. high nSC was associated with a higher prevalence of very short sleep (PR = 1.29; (95% CI = 1.23–1.36)). After adjustment, low vs. high nSC was associated with very short sleep duration among NH-White (PR = 1.34 (95% CI = 1.26–1.43)) and NH-Black (PR = 1.14 (95% CI = 1.02–1.28)) adults. Low nSC was associated with shorter sleep duration and sleep disturbances. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: On the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown Conditions on Child and Mother Sleep Disorders
Authors: Benjamin Putois
Affiliation: Swiss Distance Learning University, Study Centre of Sierre, Sierre, Switzerland

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