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Featured article: A circadian based inflammatory response – implications for respiratory disease and treatment

Featured Article"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."

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Aims and scope

Sleep Science and Practice (SSP) is an open access journal for clinicians and researchers interested in the study of sleep and sleep medicine. The mission of this journal is to publish international basic and clinical sleep-related research that assists sleep specialists, scientists, and other professionals with their research and patient-care activities. The scope of the journal spans the following:

  • Basic sleep concepts, science, deprivation, and mechanisms
  • Translational sleep research
  • Anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of sleep
  • Assessment, instrumentation, methodology, training, and policies of sleep
  • Sleep disorders, such as insomnia, hypersomnias, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, sleep-related breathing disorders, sleep-related movement disorders, and parasomnias
  • Sleep and comorbidities
  • Sleep in special populations

SSP welcomes manuscripts on  these topics and recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of sleep and sleep medicine through sleep-related research contributions from diverse fields such as neurology, immunology, pulmonary medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, psychology, dentistry, pediatrics, endocrinology, genetics, and otolaryngology.


Clete A Kushida, Stanford University, USA

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Featured blog: Is purpose in life associated with less sleep disturbance in older adults?

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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Reasons to publish in Sleep Science and Practice

  • Editorial Board of leading experts from the Americas, Asia and Europe
  • Multidisciplinary focus, including neurology, psychiatry and respiratory sleep research
  • High visibility – permanent, unrestricted, free online access
  • High-quality peer review service

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Clete Kushida

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).