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Nature and Science of Sleep


Prof. Dr. BaHammam

University Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Dr. BaHammam

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Ahmed S. BaHammam

Ahmed S. BaHammam is the Director of the University Sleep Medicine Research Center and Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, King Saud University, and Professor of Sleep Medicine at the College of Medicine, King Saud University.
Prof. BaHammam did his specialization in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Canada, in the mid-1990s with Meir Kryger. He also obtained the Royal College of Physicians of London and the American College of Physicians' Fellowships. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of King Saud University in 2016.
Prof. BaHammam has experience with medical journal editorship for over 17 years, as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, or a member of the Editorial Board of several general and specialty medical journals, and a reviewer of the top specialty journals. He was nominated to the Sleep & Respiratory Neurobiology Planning Committee (SRN) membership of the American Thoracic Society in 2018 and is a founding member of the Asian Society of Sleep Medicine (ASSM).
Professor BaHammam's research focuses on several sleep-related topics, including obesity hypoventilation syndrome, central hypersomnolence disorders, and the impact of intermittent fasting and mealtime on sleep and circadian rhythm. He has received several grants for his research. He authored more than 300 peer-review articles and book chapters, and two books in the field of sleep medicine and sleep research.


Dr Appleton

Flinders health and Medical Research Institute – Sleep Health (Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Flinders University, Australia

Dr Appleton

Associate Editor: Dr Sarah Appleton

Dr Sarah Appleton, BSc (Hons), PhD, is a chronic disease epidemiologist and Senior Research fellow at AISH at Flinders University, South Australia. Prior to this she was working in The Health Observatory, Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide. She completed her PhD there in 2010 after working across a broad range of laboratory-based basic science and clinical research areas. She is a Chief Investigator for the North West Adelaide Health Study (NWAHS), a biomedical cohort study established in 2000-01. Since 2012, she has made contributions to identifying the burden of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea in men and its relationship with chronic disease outcomes life in the Men Androgens Inflammation Lifestyle Environment and Stress (MAILES) study. She coordinated the follow-up of the MAILES study cohort in 2018-19 including a repeat full-in home sleep studies and assessments of cardiometabolic factors and cognition. Her work has led to over 100 original publications in chronic disease and sleep epidemiology.
Sarah’s research has aimed to identify clinical phenotypes of people at risk of poor health outcomes in order to inform evidenced based policy for the improved delivery of health services and prevention of chronic disease. She has a particular interest in the role of gender in the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnea.


Professor Pandi-Perumal

Professor Pandi-Perumal

Associate Editor: Professor Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal

Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal is an Indian-born Canadian medical researcher who has gained prominence in India and around the globe in the field of sleep research. His interest has always been the realm of sleep and dreams. He is a Canadian citizen who now divides his time between Toronto, Canada, and his hometown in India. Drawn to the benefits and significance of the sleep cycle, his personal and professional lives have been concerned with advocating/achieving a good night's slumber.

Pandi dedicated himself in sleep research, working under the tutelage of absolute giants while studying sleep in both animals and humans. In addition, he researched dream science. Pandi has a long career as a sleep researcher in Canada and India, where he is regarded as one of the most distinguised and prominent sleep researchers. His scientific achievements along with his passion for the mysteries of slumber enabled him to establish a network of fruitful collaborations with the international sleep fraternity.

Pandi is currently aiming to attract a larger reading audience after a two-decade academic career. With the release of his debut children's book, 'Alice is Sleeping,' he hopes to raise awareness about how sleep and health are intertwined. This book is the product of that dream.


Editorial Board

Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician & Director, Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Luigi De Gennaro, PhD, Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

Derk-Jan Dijk, Professor of Sleep and Physiology, Director, Surrey Sleep Research Centre, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

Christopher L. Drake, PhD, Director of Sleep Research, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Christian Franceschini, Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Italy. 

David Harper, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Associate Director for Research, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, USA

Horace Craig Heller, Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Dimitrios Kantas, Pulmonologist/Intensivist-Somnologist, Sleep Medicine Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Prof. Dr. Roumen Kirov, Professor in Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology, Senior Researcher, Department of Cognitive Psychophysiology, Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.

James M. Krueger, Regents Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

Leon C. Lack, Emeritus Professor, School of Psychology, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Mauro Manconi, Sleep Center, Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, Civic Hospital of Lugano, Lugano, Università della Svizzera Italiana and Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland.

Dr Md Dilshad Manzar, Assistant Professor of Physiology, Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia.

Emmanuel Mignot, Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

Antonio Moffa, MD, PhDs in Integrated Biomedical Sciences/ Science of Aging and Tissue Regeneration, ENT Specialist, Integrated Therapies in Otolaryngology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.

Arcady Putilov, Chief Researcher, Head of Independent Research Group, Group of Biomedical Math-Modelling, Research Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia.

Shantha Rajaratnam is Professor of Sleep and Circadian Medicine at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Susan Redline, Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Neomi Shah, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. Associate Division Chief (Academic Affairs), Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

Virend K. Somers, Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA.

Elena Urrestarazu, Sleep Unit, Clinical Neurophysiology, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Spain.

Eus J.W. Van Someren, Professor and Head, Department of Sleep and Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, Netherlands

John Winkelman, Chief, Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA.

Jamie Zeitzer, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA