Special Issue "Sleep Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2018
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Sleep Health” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes research articles examining the intersection of environment and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
The Special Issue’s focus on sleep health comes at a time when insufficient sleep, poor sleep, and sleep disorders have become a global epidemic across contexts and among different groups. The perfunctory and essential questions this special issue will seek to address include:
What conditions might be driving the global increase in sleep problems?
What are the health consequences of poor sleep health?
What are the solutions to curb or remedy the burden of sleep problems and sleep-related health problems?
The current Special Issue, entitled “Sleep Health” will provide a venue to discuss these three fundamental questions.
This Special Issue is open to original research, review articles, short reports, brief commentary, case reports, meta-analyses, simulation studies, and epidemiologic models related to sleep health. The keywords listed below suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
We invite you to submit articles in the following areas:
Medications and Other Substances (alcohol, smoking, caffeine)
Psychological and Medical Conditions
Jet Lag and Shift Work
Environmental effects on sleep (temperature, noise, light, bedroom, electronic use, neighborhood characteristics)
Disparities in Sleep Health and sleep-related health conditions
Consequences of poor sleep health
Prof. Girardin Jean-Louis
Dr. Azizi Seixas
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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 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 1600 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.
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.
Article: Black-White Differences in Housing Type and Sleep Duration as well as Sleep Difficulties in the United States
Authors: Chandra L. Jackson, PhD, MS*1, Dayna A. Johnson, PhD, MPH, MS*2, Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD3
1 Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
2 Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
3 Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Abstract: Racial minority populations are disproportionately affected by adverse neighborhood environments and housing conditions that may lead to insufficient sleep duration and sleep difficulties. However, research is particularly limited in exploring housing type as a contributor to racial/ethnic differences in sleep. Using self-reported data from the National Health Interview Survey, we investigated racial differences in the association between housing type (house/apartment, mobile home/trailer, non-transient hotel) and sleep duration that was corrected for measurement error as well as sleep difficulties. Results may provide important insights regarding variation in housing and sleep; as well as help to identify those most at-risk in order to target interventions focused on reducing sleep disparities.