Rest-activity patterns of premature infants are regulated by cycled lighting.

@article{Rivkees2004RestactivityPO,
  title={Rest-activity patterns of premature infants are regulated by cycled lighting.},
  author={Scott A. Rivkees and Linda M Mayes and Harris C Jacobs and Ian Gross},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={833-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Many hospitalized premature infants are exposed to continuous dim lighting rather than to cycled lighting. However, we do not know whether dim lighting or low-intensity cycled lighting is more conducive to the development of rest-activity patterns that are in phase with the solar light-dark cycle. Thus, we examined the effects of nursery lighting conditions on the development of activity patterns in premature infants. METHODS Premature infants who were born at <32 weeks… CONTINUE READING