Sleep wake cycling in early preterm infants: comparison of polysomnographic recordings with a novel EEG-based index.

OBJECTIVE To document the occurrence of genuine sleep stages in the early preterm babies, and to develop an EEG-based index for following sleep wake cyclicity. METHODS Twelve preterm babies were recruited from a study that assessed ventilator strategies. We used altogether 18 polysomnography recordings that were collected at mean conceptional age of 29.3… CONTINUE READING