Journal of Sleep Disorders and Management is a global, peer-reviewed, open access journal focused on clinical, preventative, curative and social aspects of Sleep Medicine. The main objective of the journal is to set a forum for publication, education, and exchange of opinions globally. The Journal provides a podium for all clinicians, surgeons and health professionals to contribute their findings and help raise awareness among the community on Sleep Medicine. We aim to publish the highest quality clinical content via open access platform providing the readers free, immediate and unlimited access.

Journal of Sleep Disorders and Management is an open journal provides research updates on Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder, Bruxism, Deserted Sleep Phase Disorder, Hypopnea Syndrome, Idiopathic Hypersomnia, Narcolepsy, Neuropsychology, Night Terror, Nocturia, Parasomnias, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder, Primary Insomnia, Rapid Eye Movement Behavior Disorder, Restless Legs Syndrome, Shift Work Sleep Disorder, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Medicines, Sleep Paralysis, Sleepwalking or Somnambulism, Somniphobia, etc. Original Article, Reviews, Mini-Reviews, Short Communications, Case Reports, Perspectives/Opinions, Letters, Short Note, and Commentaries are accepted for publication. All articles published in the journal are subject to a rigorous peer review process. It encourages authors to publish their work in detail to disseminate the updated research findings.

 
Journal Information

Title: Journal of Sleep Disorders and Management

ISSN: 2572-4053

Editor-in-chief: Scicchitano Pietro

NLM title abbreviation: J Sleep Disord Manag

ISO abbreviation: J Sleep Disord Manag

Other titles: JSDM

Category: Physiology, Neurology

DOI: 10.23937/2572-4053

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

Contact email: contact@clinmedjournals.org

 
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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510019

Sleep Disturbance as a Contributor to Pediatric Obesity: Implications and Screening

Gitanjali Srivastava, Valerie O'Hara and Nancy Browne

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 16, 2018

Obesity causes more than 200 medical disorders including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea. In particular, the prevalence and rate of obesity in children and adolescents have increased with over 1/3 of the US pediatric population afflicted with overweight and obesity. Though there is a multifactorial etiology including complex biological and physiological mechanisms involved in energy regulation that may predispose toward an obesity phenotype, we highlight an often miss...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510018

Corticosterone Response in Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Fragmentation

Yonglin Gao, Brandon Akers, Michael B Roberts and Rif S El-Mallakh

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 23, 2017

Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep deprivation is understood to be associated with more severe negative effects than REM fragmentation. Comparison of the corticosterone response between these patterns of sleep disruption has not been well characterized. Black Swiss mice were exposed to 1-day and 3-day periods of REM deprivation with inverted flower-pot method or REM fragmentation using the moving bar method. ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510017

Sleep, Nightmares and Schizophrenia

Mary V Seeman

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 19, 2017

Sleep problems are recognized as widespread in patients with psychosis. Other facts are known as well - that not only can psychiatric illness result in sleep problems, but that these same problems can exacerbate psychopathology and that they constitute risk factors for suicide....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510016

Valeriana Officinalis and Melissa Officinalis Extracts Normalize Brain Levels of GABA and Glutamate Altered by Chronic Stress

Francesco Scaglione and Andrea Zangara

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 18, 2017

Despite being traditionally used herbals to treat mild anxiety and sleep disorders, Valeriana officinalis and Melissa officinalis mechanism of action is not fully understood. While the pattern of mood modulation of both herbals suggests the involvement of the Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) ergic system, other changes in the neurotransmitters pathways can provide an explanation for the clinical effects....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510015

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Narcolepsy: A Coincidental Relationship?

Danielle Lee, Bishoy Kolta and Karim Sedky

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 28, 2017

A relationship between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and narcolepsy have not been well examined. Both disorders share common co morbidities including obesity, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS). ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510014

Biomimetic Oral Appliance Therapy in Adults with Mild to Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Combined Maxillo-Mandibular Correction

G Dave Singh and Samuel E Cress

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 17, 2017

Although mandibular advancement devices (MADs) are utilized for the management of mild to moderate OSA, there are concerns about temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) issues. Biomimetic oral appliance therapy (BOAT) differs from MADs as it aims to achieve midfacial redevelopment in combination with mandibular repositioning. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that mild to moderate cases of OSA can be addressed with combined maxillo-mandibular correc...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510013

The Efficacy of Mandibular Advancement Appliances as a Treatment Alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Moderate OSAHS

Ama Johal, Preeti Jahaur, Fatemah Alqattan, Saba Kassim and Kieran Mc Cloughlin

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 05, 2016

A long-term prospective observational study was undertaken in which patients with moderate OSAHS and in whom CPAP use had failed, to determine treatment compliance with MAA therapy, after a minimum period of 18 months, using an objective monitor. Treatment outcomes included both objective sleep monitoring and a determination of the therapeutic efficacy based on the calculation of the mean disease alleviation (MDA)....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510012

Soldiers' Perspectives of Insomnia Behavioral Treatment in a Primary Care Setting

Juliana S Ee, Cristobal S Berry-Caban, Dana R Nguyen, Madina Boyd, Nick Bennett, Thomas Beltran and Michele Williams

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 20, 2016

nsomnia is a highly prevalent sleep disorder in the US. Among the military population, 41% of active duty service members reported less than 5 hours sleep per night, and there was nearly a 20-fold increase in incidence of insomnia among service members between 2000 and 2009. Given that most soldiers with insomnia seek initial treatment in the primary care setting, an understanding of soldiers' treatment expectations and preferences may contribute...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510011

Sleep Habits and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in a Population of Spanish Health Care Employees

Meritxell Espuga, Maria Antonia Ramon PT, Alfons Ayora, Manuel Alonso, Gabriel Sampol, Guadalupe Silveira and Patricia Lloberes

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 28, 2016

The aim of the study is to assess the sleep habits and prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in Spanish health care workers and the relationship between sleep habits, EDS, anthropometric measurements, work shift, sleep apnea risk, and work commute traffic accidents....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510010

Polysomnography in a Large Population Based Study-the Study of Health in Pomerania Protocol

Beate Stubbe, Thomas Penzel, Ingo Fietze, Anne Obst, Carmen Garcia, Sandra Zimmermann, Beate Diecker, Martin Glos, Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Katharina Lau, Michael Piontek, Katrin Hegenscheid, Johannes Dober, Klaus Berger, Andras Szentkiralyi, Stephan B. Felix, Christoph Schaper, Sven Glaser, Henry Volzke and Ralf Ewert

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 02, 2016

The Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) consists of two independent population-based prospective subcohorts. The core diagnostic program of the baseline SHIP-TREND included the assessment of risk behaviour, common chronic diseases, cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, and serum blood parameters, mental health, and cognitive functioning. Genotyping and whole-body MRI were also performed. In addition, all participants were offered a standard overnight lab...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510009

Perioperative Management of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Cigdem Akyol Beyoglu

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 25, 2016

The aim of this manuscript is to determine perioperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may cause postoperative complications related to upper airway collapse and cardiopulmonary system. Treatment with continue positive airway pressure (CPAP) may offer high standards of living to the patients and may protect them against postoperative complications. Long-acting and potent opioids may cause posto...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510008

Sleep Apnea and the Brain: Neurocognitive and Emotional Considerations

Gregory John Vitale, Kimberly Capp, Kimberly Ethridge, Maggie S. Lorenzetti, Mary Jeffrey, John Skicki and Ashley Stripling

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 10, 2016

Sleep apnea research has become increasingly relevant to the field of psychology. Although the physiological sequelae have been researched extensively, and treatment options are now available for those diagnosed, much is left to be done. Specifically, to date, the cognitive and psychological consequences of sleep apnea have received less attention. As such, this paper serves to review the current state of the literature and presents relevant neur...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510007

In Your Dreams - A Case of Presumed Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder in the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Michelle B Collier, Stephanie D Nichols and John J Campbell

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 01, 2015

Unlike dyssomnias that influence quality and duration of sleep, parasomnias primarily affect behavior. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia characterized by loss of normal skeletal muscle atonia during REM sleep. Usually, atonia occurs through neural inhibition via pontine nuclei to spinal motor neurons. Dysfunction, due to lesions or neurodegeneration, can lead to dream enactment. Therefore, sleepers may act vio...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510006

Nightmares and Associations with Sleep Quality and Self-Efficacy among University Students

Angelika A. Schlarb, Isabel Bihlmaier, Martin Hautzinger, Marco D. Gulewitsch and Barbara Schwerdtle

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 27,2015

Sleep problems are a common complaint among adults. In university students international studies showed prevalence rates between 4.7 and 36.2% for sleep difficulties and 2-3% of students report nightmares. Previous studies show that nightmares are often associated with insomnia and mental strain, but also with gender. The goal of this study was to outline nightmares, associations with sleep disturbances and mental strain as well as self-efficacy ...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510005

Sleep Pattern during Pregnancy and Maternal Depression: Study of Aube Cohort

Flora Bat-Pitault, Christine Deruelle, Sophie Flori, Veronique Porcher-Guinet, Camille Stagnara, Aurore Guyon, Sabine Plancoulaine, Joelle Adrien, David Da Fonseca, Hugues Patural and Patricia Franco

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 26, 2015

217 women recruited in childbirth in the maternity participated in the survey with 34 included in the MDD group. 17 among the MDD group were diagnosed PPMD. Sleep characteristics of women were assessed before and during pregnancy with self-administered questionnaires and depressive symptoms after delivery were screen with the hospital anxiety depression scale (HAD). Diagnosis of depression was performed according to DSM-IV criteria during a semi-...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510004

Kyphosis and Sleep Characteristics in Older Persons: The Rancho Bernardo Study

Che Wankie, D. Kritz-Silverstein, E. Barrett-Connor and D.M. Kado

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 21, 2015

Accentuated kyphosis, popularly known as the dowager's hump, is a forward curvature of the thoracic spine that appears as a humped or crooked back. Progressive kyphosis may develop as a result of spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis, postural changes due to muscle weakness, and/or degenerative disc disease. Hyperkyphosis is a common condition affecting 20-40% of older persons, but can occur less commonly among the young. In older persons, hype...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510003

Sleep Characteristics in Blind Subjects

Fructuoso Ayala-Guerrero and Graciela Mexicano

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 14, 2015

The sleep patterns of ten blind adults and their matched controls were studied during three consecutive nights. The first night was allowed for adaptation. Significant electroencephalographic and quantitative findings were obtained from nights 2 and 3. Although alpha-like rhythm was registered in only one blind subject during wakefulness, it was displayed by 8 of the 10 blind participants of this study during REM sleep. This rhythm was also prese...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510002

Marked Increases in Alpha Power Over the Left Prefrontal Region During Days Following Shift Work: A Case Report

Nirosha J. Murugan, Nicolas Rouleau, Lukasz M. Karbowski, Andrew P. Lapointe and Michael A. Persinger

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 10, 2015

Quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) measurements were completed for a 35 year old of paramedic following two to five days of shift change and rest periods. The most conspicuous and reliable change was a marked increase (factor of 5) in power within the alpha band over the left prefrontal region and, to a lesser degree, increased power within the low-beta band over the right parietal region during the test periods after no work days. These...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4053.1510001

Insomnia and Emotion Regulation: Recent Findings and Suggestions for Treatment

Silvia Cerolini, Andrea Ballesio and Caterina Lombardo

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 28, 2015

Recent findings suggest that insomnia and emotion regulation are closely connected. Insomnia is widely associated with medical and psychiatric conditions as well as with impaired quality of life and emotional functioning. Additionally empirical evidence suggests that emotional dysregulation plays a crucial role in the onset and maintenance of psychopathological disorders. Although these seem to interact, very few studies investigated the relation...

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