Awakening and Sleep–Wake Cycle Across Development

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| Second University of Naples
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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)

[Advances in Consciousness Research, 38]  2002.  vi, 283 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Awakening: Which changes across development?
Piero Salzarulo
1. Methodological issues
Development of wakefulness: Re-awakening a neglected topic
Brian Hopkins
Methodological issues in the study of arousals and awakenings during sleep in the human infant
Marie Hayes
Awakening from infants’ sleep: Some remarks on definitions, methodology and research issues
Gianluca Ficca
Arousals in infants during the first year of life: Argument for new definitions and criteria
Ronald L. Ariagno, Majid Mirmiran and Robert A. Darnall
2. Trends of sleep-wake cycle and awakenings across the development
Spontaneous arousal and awakening in preterm and full-term infants
Lilia Curzi-Dascalova, Heinz Zotter, Ronald L. Ariagno and Majid Mirmiran
Awakening and sleep-wake cycle in infants
Igino Fagioli, Gianluca Ficca and Piero Salzarulo
Awakenings in school age children
Oliviero Bruni, S. Miano, E. Verrillo, S. Galiffa and S. Ottaviano
3. Physiological and environmental influences on awakenings
Awakenings, sleep-wake cycle and thermal environment in neonates
Véronique Bach, Frédéric Telliez, Pierluigi Lenzi, Karen Chardon, André Leke and Jean-Pierre Libert
Time pattern analysis of activity-rest rhythms in families with infants using actigraphy
Katharina Wulff and Renate Siegmund
The eyes of parents on infants awakening
Fiorenza Giganti and Monica Toselli
Mother-infant relationship as a modulator of night waking
Anat Scher
4. Clinical contexts
Sleep fragmentation and awakening during development: Insights from actigraphic studies
Avi Sadeh
Arousals and awakenings in infancy: Evaluation for clinical context
Marie Françoise Vecchierini and Yvonne Navelet
Arousal responses to hypercapnia and hypoxia in infants and children
Claude Gaultier
The scoring of arousals in infants: A report on the ongoing work of the Pediatric “Wake-Up Club”
Josè Groswasser, Patricia Franco, T. Simon, Sonia Scaillet, Filomena Valente, Alain De Broca and André Kahn
Index of names
Index of terms
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BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
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