This special issue has been put together by Professor Russell Foster, Catherine Charlwood and Sally Shuttleworth.
We are currently in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, and issues around sleep and stress seem to become more significant by the day.
- Special issue editors
The topic is considered from both a historical and modern-day scientific perspective, with the articles spanning the sciences and humanities. The historical papers focus on literature and history from the medieval period to the early twentieth century, whereas the scientific papers look at current challenges and perspectives. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to sleep and stress research, the papers provide a broad perspective of a very topical issue.