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Neonates and Infants


Guyer, Caroline; Jenni, Oskar G (2013). Neonates and Infants. In: Kushida, Clete A. Encyclopedia of Sleep. Waltham: Elsevier, 581-585.

Abstract

From a polyphasic sleep pattern at birth, sleep shifts toward the night and consolidates to one long nocturnal sleep period generally by 6–9 months of age. Sleep architecture matures from the immature active and quite sleep pattern in the first year of life to the mature form of rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep. The timing and initiation of sleep and wake is governed by the interplay of the circadian rhythm with sleep homeostasis. Both sleep regulatory processes mature in the first few months after birth. The developing interaction of these two processes may be a key determinant for the maturation of sleep–wake behavior in the first year of life.

Abstract

From a polyphasic sleep pattern at birth, sleep shifts toward the night and consolidates to one long nocturnal sleep period generally by 6–9 months of age. Sleep architecture matures from the immature active and quite sleep pattern in the first year of life to the mature form of rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep. The timing and initiation of sleep and wake is governed by the interplay of the circadian rhythm with sleep homeostasis. Both sleep regulatory processes mature in the first few months after birth. The developing interaction of these two processes may be a key determinant for the maturation of sleep–wake behavior in the first year of life.

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Item Type:Book Section, not_refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Medicine (miscellaneous)
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:28 Jan 2020 10:39
Last Modified:22 Apr 2020 22:47
Publisher:Elsevier
Number:Vol. 1
ISBN:978-0-12-378610-4
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-378610-4.00059-0

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