International Journal of Endocrinology

Sleep and the Endocrine Brain


Publishing date
01 Feb 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2009

Lead Editor

1Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutic, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

2Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), 04023-900 São Paulo, SP, Brazil

3Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University Halifax, NS, Canada NSB3H1X5

4Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA 92037, USA


Sleep and the Endocrine Brain

Description

Quality sleep is imperative for the maintenance of good health. It is clear that sleep homeostasis is influenced by various neuroendocrine systems. In turn, neuroendocrine function is intimately associated with sleep; persons suffering from sleep disturbances are not only fatigued but also have impaired or dysfunctional neuroendocrine systems that affect the quality of daily life. Thus, the relationship between sleep and neuroendocrinology is an area of intense clinical and scientific interest. Understanding how neuroendocrine mediators affect sleep is central to advancing our understanding of sleep-related disorders.

The main focus of this special issue will be on current findings and ideas that advance our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the neuroendocrine control of sleep and arousal. We invite authors to present original research articles as well as review articles that will encourage future dialogue among clinicians and researchers. We welcome both clinical and basic findings.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Sex differences in sleep including sex differences in sleep pathologies (e.g., restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, insomnia, etc.)
  • Hormonal modulation of sleep and sleep architecture including endocrine disorders that may contribute to sleep disorders
  • Influence of neuroendocrine mediators on key sleep/arousal brain nuclei
  • Secretory patterns (circadian versus sleep-/wake-locked) of hormones
  • Sleep disruption/restriction and endocrine function
  • Stress axis and sleep
  • Obesity and sleep
  • Metabolism and sleep
  • Puberty and sleep

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/, according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 967435
  • - Editorial

Sleep and the Endocrine Brain

Jessica A. Mong | Deborah Suchecki | ... | Barbara L. Parry
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 519607
  • - Clinical Study

Increased Daytime Sleepiness in Patients with Childhood Craniopharyngioma and Hypothalamic Tumor Involvement: Review of the Literature and Perspectives

Hermann L. Müller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 270832
  • - Review Article

Sleep and Metabolism: An Overview

Sunil Sharma | Mani Kavuru
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 326151
  • - Research Article

Modulation of Sleep Homeostasis by Corticotropin Releasing Hormone in REM Sleep-Deprived Rats

Ricardo Borges Machado | Sergio Tufik | Deborah Suchecki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 759234
  • - Review Article

Impact of Sleep and Its Disturbances on Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Activity

Marcella Balbo | Rachel Leproult | Eve Van Cauter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 108641
  • - Research Article

Prolonged Sleep Restriction Affects Glucose Metabolism in Healthy Young Men

Wessel M. A. van Leeuwen | Christer Hublin | ... | Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 819414
  • - Research Article

Chronic Sleep Disturbance Impairs Glucose Homeostasis in Rats

R. Paulien Barf | Peter Meerlo | Anton J. W. Scheurink
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 759509
  • - Review Article

Sleep and Diabetes

Swetha Bopparaju | Salim Surani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 813764
  • - Review Article

Shift Work, Jet Lag, and Female Reproduction

Megan M. Mahoney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 474518
  • - Review Article

Neuroendocrine Alterations in Obese Patients with Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Fabio Lanfranco | Giovanna Motta | ... | Mauro Maccario
International Journal of Endocrinology
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