Sleep disorders are increasing in epidemic proportions and are important as a cause and consequence of many other diseases, both in terms of health policy and economics. Since there is often a need for precise knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in the care sector and among the referring physicians, the journal Schlaf breaks new ground in the communication of sleep. The primary objective of the journal is to convey evidence-based medicine on the subject of sleep disorders from the current scientific knowledge into practice, in particular for physicians in private practice. Above all, primary physicians should be given the opportunity to further their professional education in the complex field of diagnosis and therapy of sleep disorders using easily readable articles.
Primary physicians, especially general practitioners and internists, psychiatrists and medical and psychological psychotherapists and neurologists, sleep physicians and sleep laboratories. Depending on the topic, changing specialist groups such as pulmonologists, ENT doctors, paediatrists as well as dentists and orthodontists (German Society for Dental Sleep Medicine) are reached.