Progressive Shortening of the Periodic Breathing Cycle Duration in Normal Infants

@article{Barrington1987ProgressiveSO,
  title={Progressive Shortening of the Periodic Breathing Cycle Duration in Normal Infants},
  author={Keith Barrington and Neil Norman Finer and Malcolm H. Wilkinson},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1987},
  volume={21},
  pages={247-251}
}
ABSTRACT: Ten normal full-term neonates were monitored by oxycardiorespirography in hospital during the 1st wk of life, and subsequently at home at 4, 8, and 12 wk of age in a longitudinal study of the duration of the periodic breathing cycle during spontaneous sleep. Periodic breathing was observed in 25 of the 40 studies, with a total of 168 epochs of periodicity noted. Eighty-four percent of the periodic epochs occurring during nonrapid eye movements were preceded by a sigh, body movements… CONTINUE READING