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Werner, H; Jenni, Oskar G (2013). Children. In: Kushida, Clete A. Encyclopedia of Sleep. Waltham: Elsevier, 600-603.

Abstract

The changes in sleep patterns (day–night distribution), sleep duration, sleep phase preference, and sleep depth are a dynamic process throughout childhood and governed by the maturation of circadian regulation and sleep homeostasis. These regulatory changes occur within the context of the child's biological traits and tend to be intraindividually stable over time, while the differences between children of the same age are large. Behavioral and psychosocial consequences of inadequate sleep in preschool- and school-age children have been rarely studied. However, there seems to be substantial interindividual variation in the children's tolerance of sleep loss and the expression of (excessive) daytime sleepiness.

Abstract

The changes in sleep patterns (day–night distribution), sleep duration, sleep phase preference, and sleep depth are a dynamic process throughout childhood and governed by the maturation of circadian regulation and sleep homeostasis. These regulatory changes occur within the context of the child's biological traits and tend to be intraindividually stable over time, while the differences between children of the same age are large. Behavioral and psychosocial consequences of inadequate sleep in preschool- and school-age children have been rarely studied. However, there seems to be substantial interindividual variation in the children's tolerance of sleep loss and the expression of (excessive) daytime sleepiness.

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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/b978-0-12-378610-4.00060-7

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