National Sleep Foundation Unveils Journal of the National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Health



Global Multidisciplinary Journal to Focus on the Benefits of Sleep  



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May 14, 2014

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice for sleep health and safety, today announced its new official Journal of the National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Health. The Journal will be published by Elsevier, the leader in medical and scientific scholarly publishing.  It will be the premier journal serving the burgeoning scientific and academic research fields dedicated to better understanding the health benefits of sleep. 

"This Journal will help facilitate the exchange of ideas among a diverse community of professionals, particularly social scientists and population health experts with an interest in sleep," said Chris Drake, PhD, Chairman of the Board of the National Sleep Foundation.

"Sleep is a vital component of health and well-being," said Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD,  Chairman-elect of the Board of the National Sleep Foundation. "This marks the beginning of an important new phase in the history of sleep research wherein we begin celebrating and integrating the best thinking from a diverse community of researchers beyond disease and start to focus on health." 

Sleep Health will foster global dialogue on sleep as it relates to social sciences and public health, and will emphasize  wellness, performance, safety, population health and special populations.  

"NSF selected Elsevier as our publisher because of its global resources," said David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation. "Elsevier's unparalleled sophisticated set of tools for authors and subscribers will immediately position the Journal as the nexus for sleep health research." 

The National Sleep Foundation has initiated the search for the first editor of Sleep Health and plans to begin publishing in print and online versions in late 2014.

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About the National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy.  It is well-known for its annual Sleep in America® poll. The Foundation is a charitable, educational and scientific not-for-profit organization located in Washington, DC. Its membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine, health professionals, patients, families affected by drowsy driving and more than 900 healthcare facilities.