Effect of prone and supine position on sleep, apneas, and arousal in preterm infants.

  title={Effect of prone and supine position on sleep, apneas, and arousal in preterm infants.},
  author={Ravindra Yeshwant Bhat and Simon Hannam and Ronit M. Pressler and Gerrard F Rafferty and Janet L Peacock and Anne Greenough},
  volume={118 1},
OBJECTIVE Prematurely born compared with term born infants are at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, particularly if slept prone. The purpose of this work was to test the hypothesis that preterm infants with or without bronchopulmonary dysplasia being prepared for neonatal unit discharge would sleep longer and have less arousals and more central apneas in the prone position. METHODS This was a prospective observational study in a tertiary NICU. Twenty-four infants (14 with… CONTINUE READING


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