Special issue on Sleep Disorder and
A sleep disorder,
or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or
animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal
physical, mental and emotional functioning.
Sleep apnea (or
sleep apnoea) is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing
or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing,
called an apnea, can last from at least ten seconds to minutes, and may occur 5
to 30 times or more an hour. Similarly, each abnormally low breathing event is
called a hypopnea. Sleep apnea is diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called
a polysomnogram, or "sleep study".
There are three
forms of sleep apnea: central (CSA), obstructive (OSA), and complex or mixed
sleep apnea (i.e. a combination of central and
obstructive) constituting 0.4%, 84% and 15% of cases respectively .In
CSA, breathing is interrupted by a lack of respiratory effort; in OSA, breathing is interrupted by a physical block
to airflow despite respiratory effort, and snoring is common.
Sleep apnea affects
not only adults but some children as well .As stated by El-Ad, "patients
complain about excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and impaired alertness" .In
other words, common effects of sleep apnea include daytime fatigue, a slower
reaction time, and vision problems
In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line
researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on
exploring Sleep Disorder and Apnea Research.
Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before
submission, Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their
complete manuscript through the journal Paper Submission System.
According to the
June 19th, 2013
Please kindly notice that the“Special Issue’’ under your
manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special issue- Sleep Disorder and
Apnea Research” should be
chosen during your submission.
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