Effects of age and sleeping position on arousal from sleep in preterm infants.

@article{Horne2002EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of age and sleeping position on arousal from sleep in preterm infants.},
  author={Rosemary S C Horne and Pratiti Bandopadhayay and Jessica Vitkovic and Susan M Cranage and T. Michael Adamson},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={746-50}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Preterm infants are at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). We investigated whether the prone sleeping position impaired arousal from sleep in healthy preterm infants and whether this impairment was related to cardiorespiratory variables, temperature or postnatal age. DESIGN Longitudinal SETTING/PARTICIPANTS 14 healthy preterm infants (mean 32 +/- 0.4 weeks) were studied using daytime polysomnography on 4 occasions: 36-38 weeks postconception age, 2 to 3… CONTINUE READING

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