Sleep in the neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Bertelle2007SleepIT,
  title={Sleep in the neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Bertelle and Anna Sevestre and K Laou-Hap and M C Nagahapitiye and Jacques Sizun},
  journal={The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={140-8; quiz 149-50}
}
Recent experimental data suggest a strong role for sleep in brain development. As sleep is the predominant behavioral state in the term and especially the preterm newborn, these data underline the importance of respecting sleep duration and organization within the different sleep states. Polysomnography is the preferred technique used for identification of sleep state; however, behavioral observations-under the condition that the observer is well trained-may prove as efficient. Newborns… CONTINUE READING
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