The regulation of sleep and arousal: Development and psychopathology

  title={The regulation of sleep and arousal: Development and psychopathology},
  author={Ronald E. Dahl},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  pages={3 - 27}
  • R. Dahl
  • Published 1 December 1996
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Development and Psychopathology
Abstract Throughout early development, a child spends more time asleep than in any waking activity. Yet, the specific role of sleep in brain maturation is a complete mystery. In this article, the developmental psychobiology of sleep regulation is conceptualized within the context of close links to the control of arousal, affect, and attention. The interactions among these systems are considered from an ontogenetic and evolutionary biological perspective. A model is proposed for the development… 
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