Awakening and Sleep-Wake Cycle Across Development

Awakening and Sleep-Wake Cycle Across Development

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Sleep and wakefulness undergo important changes with age. Awakening, a crucial event in the sleep-wake rhythm, is a transition implying complex physiological mechanisms. Its involvement in sleep disturbances is also well known. This collective volume is the first attempt to systematically approach awakening across development.A methodological section considers criteria to define awakening in a developmental perspective. Theoretical considerations on development of wakefulness and on its relation to consciousness are included and provide a vigorous impulse to go beyond present criteria and classifications.Age changes are the core of studies on development: a section of the book examines old and new data from preterm to infants up to children, underscoring the main turning points along this developmental path. As for other aspects of development, awakening and the sleep-wake cycle are also influenced by external factors, both physical and human. Several contributions deal with this topic, in particular focusing on the parent-infant interaction and the influences of culture.Clinical contexts offer an opportunity to show both quantitative and qualitative changes of awakening and arousals in different pathological conditions. Either partial changes of one physiological variable or global and massive changes can be observed. (Series B)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 283 pages
  • 149.9 x 218.4 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111741
  • 9781588111746

Table of contents

1. Awakening: Which changes across development? (by Salzarulo, Piero); 2. 1. Methodological issues; 3. Development of wakefulness: Re-awakening a neglected topic (by Hopkins, Brian); 4. Methodological issues in the study of arousals and awakenings during sleep in the human infant (by Hayes, Marie); 5. Awakening from infants' sleep: Some remarks on definitions, methodology and research issues (by Ficca, Gianluca); 6. Arousals in infants during the first year of life: Argument for new definitions and criteria (by Ariagno, Ronald L.); 7. 2. Trends of sleep-wake cycle and awakenings across the development; 8. Spontaneous arousal and awakening in preterm and full-term infants (by Curzi-Dascalova, Lilia); 9. Awakening and sleep-wake cycle in infants (by Fagioli, Igino); 10. Awakenings in school age children (by Bruni, Oliviero); 11. 3. Physiological and environmental influences on awakenings; 12. Awakenings, sleep-wake cycle and thermal environment in neonates (by Bach, Veronique); 13. Time pattern analysis of activity-rest rhythms in families with infants using actigraphy (by Wulff, Katharina); 14. The eyes of parents on infants awakening (by Giganti, Fiorenza); 15. Mother-infant relationship as a modulator of night waking (by Scher, Anat); 16. 4. Clinical contexts; 17. Sleep fragmentation and awakening during development: Insights from actigraphic studies (by Sadeh, Avi); 18. Arousals and awakenings in infancy: Evaluation for clinical context (by Vecchierini, Marie Francoise); 19. Arousal responses to hypercapnia and hypoxia in infants and children (by Gaultier, Claude); 20. The scoring of arousals in infants: A report on the ongoing work of the Pediatric "Wake-Up Club" (by Groswasser, Jose); 21. Index of names; 22. Index of termsshow more