OBM Neurobiology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. By design, the scope of OBM Neurobiology is broad, so as to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Neurobiology that interfaces biology with the fundamental and clinical neurosciences. As such, OBM Neurobiology embraces rigorous multidisciplinary investigations into the form and function of neurons and glia that make up the nervous system, either individually or in ensemble, in health or disease. OBM Neurobiology welcomes original contributions that employ a combination of molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral approaches to report novel neuroanatomical, neuropharmacological, neurophysiological and neurobehavioral findings related to the following aspects of the nervous system: Signal Transduction and Neurotransmission; Neural Circuits and Systems Neurobiology; Nervous System Development and Aging; Neurobiology of Nervous System Diseases (e.g., Developmental Brain Disorders; Neurodegenerative Disorders).

OBM Neurobiology publishes research articles, technical reports and invited topical reviews. Although the OBM Neurobiology Editorial Board encourages authors to be succinct, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

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Special Issue

Sleep and Health

Submission Deadline: October 15th, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Grace E. Vincent, PhD
Central Queensland University, Appleton Institute, Wayville, Australia
Website: https://spectre.cqu.edu.au/profiles/view/9719
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Shiftwork; Sleep; Physical Activity; Exercise and Sport Science, Physical Activity Assessment; Worker Health and Safety

Co-Editor

Michele Lastella, PhD 
Central Queensland University, Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science; Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Wayville, Australia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://spectre.cqu.edu.au/profiles/view/9384?_ga=2.24557052.757804103.1542169888-66314044.1470022951
Research Interests: Sleep/Wake Behaviour; Sexual Behaviour; Psychological Well-Being; Sports Psychology; Recovery

About this topic

A healthy diet, regular exercise, and quality sleep are the “three pillars” of a healthy life. Compared to diet and exercise, sleep is a less marketable aspect of health and as a result, gets considerably less attention. We are currently in a sleep loss global epidemic, with as many as 45% of adults not meeting sleep recommendations. Sleep plays a critical role in both physical and mental health throughout the lifespan. Inadequate sleep is associated with the onset and development of chronic disease, psychological disorders, and premature mortality. Therefore, it is imperative that we continue to design interventions and public health strategies to improve sleep health. This special issue will seek to address topics related to the health consequences of inadequate sleep, how other aspects of lifestyle (e.g., work) may influence sleep, and discuss interventions/solutions to improve sleep health.

  • Potential topics include but are not limited to;
  • Basic sleep physiology
  • Consequences of inadequate sleep
  • The influence of various agents on sleep (medications, caffeine etc)
  • The impact of lifestyle behaviours on sleep (work, physical activity, dietary patterns)
  • Sleep as a public health issue
  • Sleep in special populations (athletes, shiftworkers, travelers)
  • Sleep-related health conditions

Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published free of charge.

Planned Papers

Title: Association of sleep habits with various daily customs and self-reported academic performance among adolescents in Japan
Author: Jun Kohyama
Affiliation: Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Center, Japan

Title: Sleep and the Wellbeing and Academic Attainment of University Students Performance among Adolescents in Japan
Author: Andy Smith
Affiliation: Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Title: The Effects of Pupils’ Sleep Duration and Sleep Quality on School-Related Injuries
Authors: Sven Stadtmüller, Andrea Giersiefen
Affiliation: Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (FRA-UAS)

Title: Sleep dysfunction in fibromyalgia and current therapeutic approaches
Author: Kim Lawson
Affiliation: Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Title: Sleep: Relevance to immunity, behavior and disease
Author: Surbhi
Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication

Open Access Original Research

Melatonin Aggravated Oxaliplatin-Mimicking Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome: Role of Platelet Aggregation and Oxidative Stress

Srinivasan Periasamy, Se-Ping Chien, Bing-Fang Lee, Dur-Zong Hsu, Ming-Yie Liu 
Received: March 31, 2019; Published: July 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.1903033

Open Access Review

Sleep and Help Seeking Behaviours in Australia: A Narrative Review

Kelly P Attard, Robert JT Adams, Andrew Vakulin, Amy C Reynolds
Received: March 22, 2019; Published: June 27, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.1902029

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