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Featured article: A circadian based inflammatory response

"This review evaluates what is currently known in terms of circadian biology of immune response and the cross-talk between circadian and immune system. We discuss the circadian pattern of three respiratory-related inflammatory diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergic rhinitis and asthma."


Clete A Kushida, Stanford University, USA

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Call for papers: Sleep and Epilepsy

This collection of articles aims to present the most recent advances in sleep-related epileptic and non-epileptic motor behaviors. 
Further submissions of research and review articles, as well as commentaries on the topic are encouraged, please submit here.

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  • Multidisciplinary focus, including neurology, psychiatry and respiratory sleep research
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Featured BlogIn this blog, Dr Turner discusses her study in Sleep Science and Practice, in which she found individuals with higher levels of purpose in life had overall better sleep quality, and a lower risk of sleep-related disorders.

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About the Editor

Dr Clete A Kushida is a Neurologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Division Chief and Medical Director of Stanford Sleep Medicine, and Director of the Stanford Center for Human Sleep Research. He is President of the World Sleep Society. Dr Kushida has conducted basic and clinical sleep research since 1977, and served as principal investigator for many large-scale studies. His research interests include the anatomic and physiologic changes associated with sleep apnea, management of restless legs syndrome, and countermeasures for sleep loss. He has authored or edited over 200 publications, as well as authored or edited six books, including serving as Editor-in-Chief of the largest publication on the field of sleep to date, the Encyclopedia of Sleep (4 volumes, 429 chapters, 748 authors).