Sleep medicine is a medical sub-specialty that deals with diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders. Since mid-20th century, research has provided enough knowledge about sleep-wake functioning and answered many questions. The rapidly evolving field has become a recognized medical subspecialty in some countries. Dental sleep medicine has qualified for board certification in few countries. Properly organized, minimum 12-month, postgraduate training programs are still being defined in the United States. In some countries, the researchers of sleep as well as the physicians who treat patients may be the same people. The first clinic for sleep in the United States was established in the 1970s by interested physicians and technicians; the first task of study was diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep Medicine is a sub-class under Internal Medicine. Hence, one of the journals that publish the papers related to sleep medicine is Internal Medicine Open Access. Internal Medicine Open Access, an official journal of OMICS International publishes all the articles related to Sleep Medicine. The journal is subjecting all the received manuscripts to a strict peer review process. The articles published in the journal are Open Access i.e, freely accessible to readers all around the world. Internal Medicine Open Access is maintaining the quality of articles through its strict peer review process.
Last date updated on June, 2014