Special Issue "The Impact of Sleep Health on Chronic Diseases"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: sleep; sleep disorders; circadian rhythms; insomnia; sleep apnoea; diabetes; obesity; wellbeing; clinical psychology; physical activity
We are very pleased to invite you to submit research articles to a Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that will explore “The Impact of Sleep Health on Chronic Diseases”. An increasing number of research articles have shown that various indicators of disordered sleep, such as reduced sleep duration, insufficient sleep, sleep fragmentation and hypoxia are strongly related to diabetes, hypertension and stroke, cardiovascular disease, asthma, arthritis, obesity, cognitive impairment, depression and anxiety. Most studies have acknowledged the role of obesity and mental health issues as mediators between disordered sleep and chronic diseases. However, when obesity and mental health issues are controlled for, the effects of disordered sleep on chronic diseases remain significant. The negative effects of sleep disorders can be reduced by treatments designed to improve poor sleep habits, encourage weight loss and manage sleep apnoea (continuous positive airway pressure, oral splints, surgery), and via various pharmacological treatments. Improvement of sleep quantity and quality needs to be part of the standard treatment regimen for chronic diseases. More research should be encouraged to examine the role of disordered sleep in chronic diseases and to assess the impact of treating disordered sleep on chronic diseases.
Prof. Gerard A. Kennedy
Dr. Russell Conduit
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sleep disorders
- Chronic disease
- Sleep quantity
- Sleep quality
- Insufficient sleep
- Obstructive sleep apnoea
- Mental health issues
- Cardiovascular disease
- Hypertension and stroke
- Cognitive impairment
- Depression and anxiety