Special Issue "Sleep Medicine in Children and Adolescents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2017).
Interests: children’s health; pediatric sleep medicine; pediatric epilepsy; biomedical engineering
Interests: sleep medicine; behavioral sleep medicine; epilepsy; bioengineering; advanced diagnostic systems; children’s health
Sleep medicine is a relatively new field of medicine. Sleep disorders are often overlooked in children, and are frequently poorly managed when they are recognized. At least 20 percent of children have sleep disorders. Pediatricians, family physicians, and nurse practitioners report considerable difficulty in managing even the most common sleep conditions. In the last decade, significant advances have been made for a number of conditions such as sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, and primary disorders of sleepiness. Since medical practices are strained by a demanding and fast-paced schedule, practitioners must have access to current evaluations and treatment recommendations to increase their confidence in the management of sleep disorders in children.
This Special Issue will begin with a review of normal sleep and sleep development. Both reviews and original research will be considered for publication. Examples could include manuscripts that discuss normal sleep, sleep-related breathing disorders, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias and narcolepsy, as well as their therapies, the inter-relationships between sleep and common disease states, traditional and advanced diagnostic systems. This Special Issue will provide a review of the field of pediatric sleep medicine and provide resources for further education and training programs for medical professionals.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Paul Carney
Dr. James Geyer
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1000 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.
- Sleep medicine
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Central sleep apnea
- Restless legs
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Behavioral sleep medicine
- Epilepsy and sleep
- Sleep and Pulmonary disease
- Advanced diagnostics
- Ontogeny of sleep
- Normal sleep