Infants and children spend one- to two-thirds of their life asleep. Despite this, very little attention has been paid to understanding both normal sleep and sleep-related abnormalities during child development. There are profound changes in sleep and circadian rhythm during growth and maturation. Sleep is particularly important in children, due to its putative role in consolidating memory and other neurocognitive functions.
Sleep in Children
Introduction, Foreword, Preface, Neurophysiological Basis and Behavior of Early Sleep
Development. Ontogeny of EEG Sleep. Maturation of Sleep Patterns During Infancy
and Childhood. Maturation of Processes Regulating Sleep in Adolescents. Characteristics of Arousal Mechanisms from Sleep in Infants and Children. Thermoregulation During Sleep in Infants. Behavioral Influences on Sleep in Children and Adolescents. Cultural Influences on Infant and Childhood Sleep Biology, and the Science That Studies It: Toward a More Inclusive Paradigm II. Pediatric Parasomnias. Narcolepsy in Childhood. Sleep in Children with Neurologic Disease. Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders in Children. Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep in Children. Gastroesophageal Reflux During Sleep. Assessing Neurobehavioral Outcomes in Childhood Sleep-Disordered Breathing: A Primer for Non-neuropsychologists. Structural and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Research Tool in Pediatric Sleep Research.
Sleep and Breathing in Children
Introduction, Foreword, Preface, Breathing and Sleep States in the Fetus and at Birth. Laryngeal Function and Neonatal Respiration. Postnatal Development of Carotid Chemoreceptor Function. Maturation and Plasticity of Central Components in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Control. Maturation of Breathing During Sleep. Interaction Between Upper Airway Muscles and Structures During Sleep. Craniofacial Development and the Airway During Sleep. Breathing and Sleep in Preterm Infants. Apnea During Infancy. Apparent Life-Threatening Events: Pathogenesis and Management. Pathophysiology of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Sudden Infant Deaths: Risk Factors, Contributory Factors,
and Causal Factors. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Genetic Studies in Cardiorespiratory and Autonomic Regulation. Effects of Intermittent Hypoxia on the Developing Organism. Influence of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on Development of Neurotransmission in Central Respiratory Neurons. Central Hypoventilation Syndromes. Genetic Basis for Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. Epidemiology of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Pathophysiology of Childhood OSAS: Structural Factors. Pathophysiology of Childhood OSAS: Neuromotor Factors. Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of Childhood OSAS. Inflammatory Association with Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Metabolic Aspects of Sleep Apnea in Children. Cardiovascular Complications of Childhood OSAS. Acoustic Reflectance. Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.