Special Issue "Light, Sleep and Human Health"

A special issue of Clocks & Sleep (ISSN 2624-5175). This special issue belongs to the section "Clocks & Sleep in Human Basic Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Mariana G. Figueiro
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Guest Editor
Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
Interests: photobiology; circadian rhythms; light and health; non-visual effects of light

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The advent of electric lighting has permitted humans to live apart from the natural, 24-hour pattern of light and dark, providing numerous social and economic benefits that have come at a cost of mounting health risks. Our “light at any time” world has opened the way for chronic disruption of the circadian system and a host of associated problems with sleep, metabolic and emotional health, and general well-being. The aim of this Special Issue is to explore the many facets of circadian disruption in the built environment and how light can be used to counter its deleterious effects.

Prof. Dr. Mariana G. Figueiro
Guest Editor

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. Clocks & Sleep is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Depression
  • Human factors in lighting
  • Lighting for older adults
  • Workplace lighting

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

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: Circadian Clock Function and Activity Rhythms under Bright and Dim Light Photoperiods in the 5XFAD Mouse Model for Alzheimer's Disease

By: Bernard Possidente, Rohan Nagare

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