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Douglas M Teti, Mina Shimizu, Brian Crosby, Bo-Ram Kim
The present longitudinal study addressed the ongoing debate regarding the benefits and risks of infant-parent cosleeping by examining associations between sleep arrangement patterns across the first year of life and infant and parent sleep, marital and family functioning, and quality of mothers' behavior with infants at bedtime. Patterns of infant sleep arrangements across the infants' first year were derived from information obtained from 139 families at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of infant age in a central Pennsylvania sample...
August 2016: Developmental Psychology
Peter Borusiak, Thomas Bast, Gerhard Kluger, Andrea Weidenfeld, Thorsten Langer, Andreas C W Jenke, Gert Wiegand
OBJECTIVE: Most studies on seizure detection systems focus more on the effectiveness of devices than on their practicability in and impact on everyday life. Our study investigated the impact of a technical monitoring system on subjective quality of sleep and the lives of affected families. Furthermore, we evaluated the impact of anxiety levels on seizure monitoring and vice versa. METHODS: Forty-three patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy were included. Initially, the families decided whether they did (group 1, n=27) or did not (group 2, n=16) want to use a monitoring device...
August 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Kai Spiegelhalder, Wolfram Regen, Franziska Siemon, Simon D Kyle, Chiara Baglioni, Bernd Feige, Christoph Nissen, Dieter Riemann
This study sought to characterize the impact of sleep location (own sleeping environment vs. partner's sleeping environment), social setting (sleeping in pairs vs. sleeping alone), and sex on sleep. An experimental 2 x 2 (sleep location x social setting) within-subject design was employed with 15 young heterosexual couples. The results suggest that sleep location does not appear to have a strong and consistent effect on sleep quantity or quality. The social setting had a specific effect in heterosexual young men, who were found to sleep longer and rise later when cosleeping with their partner...
December 17, 2015: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
James J McKenna, Lee T Gettler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Acta Paediatrica
S S Hwang, E Lu, X Cui, H Diop, W D Barfield, S E Manning
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of home care practices in very to moderately preterm (VPT), late preterm (LPT) and term infants born in Massachusetts. STUDY DESIGN: Using 2007 to 2010 Massachusetts Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data, births were categorized by gestational age (VPT: 23 to 33 weeks; LPT: 34 to 36 weeks; term: 37 to 42 weeks). Home care practices included breastfeeding initiation and continuation, and infant sleep practices (supine sleep position, sleeping in a crib, cosleeping in an adult bed)...
October 2015: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Katie M Lapps Wert, Rochelle Lindemeyer, Diane L Spatz
PURPOSE: To identify dental health advice offered by healthcare providers (HCPs) to mothers that cosleep and breastfeed at night. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Mothers were recruited via local contacts, e-mail, and support groups. In-person, digitally recorded interviews were conducted with 14 cosleeping, breastfeeding mothers with children from 6 months to 2 years. Interviews included seven open-ended questions about cosleeping patterns, night breastfeeding patterns, and dental health advice offered by HCPs...
May 2015: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
Heather E Gunn, Daniel J Buysse, Brant P Hasler, Amy Begley, Wendy M Troxel
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Coregulation of biological systems is a defining feature of normative attachment in close adult relationships. Sleep is a shared, intimate biological process between couples; however, sleep is usually examined at the individual level. We examined minute-by-minute concordance in couples' actigraphy-defined sleep-wake patterns, and how attachment style and marital satisfaction relate to concordance. DESIGN: Couples completed measures of avoidant and anxious attachment styles and relationship functioning and wore wrist actigraphs for 10 days...
2015: Sleep
Brooke Mason, Carolyn R Ahlers-Schmidt, Christy Schunn
OBJECTIVE: Following the "Back to Sleep" campaign, deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were reduced. However, SIDS and sleep-related deaths continue to occur. Studies demonstrate that modeling by health care workers influences parents to place infants supine for sleep. Recently, additional emphasis has been placed on environment. The purpose of this study was to improve sleep position and environment in the hospital. METHODS: A Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle was initiated...
October 2013: Clinical Pediatrics
Lee T Gettler, James J McKenna, Thomas W McDade, Sonny S Agustin, Christopher W Kuzawa
Because cross-species evidence suggests that high testosterone (T) may interfere with paternal investment, the relationships between men's transition to parenting and changes in their T are of growing interest. Studies of human males suggest that fathers who provide childcare often have lower T than uninvolved fathers, but no studies to date have evaluated how nighttime sleep proximity between fathers and their offspring may affect T. Using data collected in 2005 and 2009 from a sample of men (n = 362; age 26...
2012: PloS One
Carol M Worthman, Ryan A Brown
Declines in self-reported sleep quotas with globalizing lifestyle changes have focused attention on their possible role in rising global health problems such as obesity or depression. Cultural factors that act across the life course and support sleep sufficiency have received scant attention, nor have the potential interactions of cultural and biological factors in age-related changes in sleep behavior been systematically investigated. This study examines the effects of cultural norms for napping and sleeping arrangements along with sleep schedules, age, and gender on sleep budgets among Egyptian households...
February 2013: Social Science & Medicine
Anna M Larson, Robin C C Ryther, Melanie Jennesson, Alexandra L Geffrey, Patricia L Bruno, Christina J Anagnos, Ali H Shoeb, Ronald L Thibert, Elizabeth A Thiele
PURPOSE: Disrupted sleep patterns in children with epilepsy and their parents are commonly described clinically. A number of studies have shown increased frequency of sleep disorders among pediatric epilepsy patients; however, few have characterized the association between epilepsy and parental sleep quality and household sleeping arrangements. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of pediatric epilepsy on child sleep, parental sleep and fatigue, and parent-child sleeping arrangements, including room sharing and cosleeping...
July 2012: Epilepsia
Wen-juan Chen, Feng Li, Sheng-hui Li, Chong-huai Yan, Xing-ming Jin, Fan Jiang, Xiao-ming Shen
OBJECTIVE: China has undergone massive socioeconomic change during the past several years, and its impact on children's sleep is still unrecognized. Shanghai, as one of typical economically fast-developing cities, was chosen as observational city in this study, which was designed to explore trends in sleep quality in Shanghai school-aged children and related high risk factors on sleep quality. METHOD: Totally 884 fifth grade school-aged students were sampled by stratified cluster random sampling method from 10 primary schools of Shanghai in 2005, then four years later in 2009, 2161 same grade students were sampled from the same schools...
May 2011: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
M Carotenuto, M Esposito, F Precenzano, L Castaldo, M Roccella
AIM: Cosleeping is the practice of parents and children sleeping together in body contact for all or part of the night. There is a close relationship between sleep habits and headache disorders. Aim of the study was to identify prevalence of cosleeping in children with migraine disorder. METHODS: A total of 181 school-aged children referred to Headache Center for Developmental Age for Migraine without aura (MoA). Sex and age matched control group consists of 729 children recruited in schools in Campania...
April 2011: Minerva Pediatrica
Sonia Brescianini, Anna Volzone, Corrado Fagnani, Valeria Patriarca, Valentina Grimaldi, Roberta Lanni, Laura Serino, Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo, Maria Antonietta Stazi
OBJECTIVE: Between 25% and 30% of children and adolescents experience sleep disorders. These disorders are complex phenotypes that are regulated by many genes, the environment, and gene-environment interactions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to sleep behaviors in early childhood and to contribute to the knowledge on appropriate therapeutic approaches, using a twin design. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on sleeping behavior were collected from 314 18-month-old twin pairs (127 monozygotic and 187 dizygotic)using a parent-rated questionnaire...
May 2011: Pediatrics
Brant P Hasler, Wendy M Troxel
OBJECTIVE: To examine prospectively the directionality of the association between daily relationship functioning and nightly sleep quality and the association between couples' relationship functioning and concordance in sleep-wake rhythms. Emerging evidence suggests the existence of bidirectional links between sleep and relational processes in dyads, but to date, this research has been primarily cross sectional. METHODS: Sleep was measured via both diaries and wrist actigraphy for 7 days in 29 heterosexual cosleeping couples...
October 2010: Psychosomatic Medicine
Jodi A Mindell, Avi Sadeh, Jun Kohyama, Ti Hwei How
BACKGROUND: To assess the prevalence of parental behaviors and other factors of sleep ecology and to analyze their relationships with sleep outcomes in a large sample of children ages birth to 36months in multiple countries/regions. METHODS: Parents of 29,287 infants and toddlers (48% boys; Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam) completed an internet-based expanded version of the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire...
April 2010: Sleep Medicine
Ling Li, Yang Zhang, Ron H Zielke, Yan Ping, David R Fowler
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has recorded a significant increase of accidental asphyxia deaths in infancy associated with cosleeping in the state of Maryland in 2003. A total of 102 infants died suddenly and unexpectedly during 2003 in the state of Maryland. Of the 102 infants, 46 (45%) were found cosleeping. The frequency of cosleeping among these 102 infants was 28% (29/102) for black infants and 15% (15/102) for white infants. Ten of the 46 cosleeping infant deaths (20%) were determined to be the result of accidental asphyxia, and 28 cosleeping infant deaths (59%) were classified as "undetermined" because the possibility of asphyxia due to overlay while cosleeping could not be ruled out...
December 2009: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Peter S Blair, Peter Sidebotham, Carol Evason-Coombe, Margaret Edmonds, Ellen M A Heckstall-Smith, Peter Fleming
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the factors associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) from birth to age 2 years, whether recent advice has been followed, whether any new risk factors have emerged, and the specific circumstances in which SIDS occurs while cosleeping (infant sharing the same bed or sofa with an adult or child). DESIGN: Four year population based case-control study. Parents were interviewed shortly after the death or after the reference sleep (within 24 hours) of the two control groups...
2009: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Aurore Côté
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2004: Paediatrics & Child Health
Nadège Limousin, Caroline Dehais, Olivier Gout, Françoise Héran, Delphine Oudiette, Isabelle Arnulf
A 40-year-old woman with no prior parasomnia developed an acute inflammatory rhombencephalitis with multiple cranial nerve palsies and cerebellar ataxia, followed by myelitis 6 months later, and by an intracranial thrombophlebitis 1 month after. Between and after these episodes, she had a persistent, mild right internuclear ophtalmoplegia, a mild cerebellar ataxia, and a severe REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) lasting for 2 years. She talked, sang and moved nightly while asleep, and injured her son (cosleeping with her) while asleep...
October 2009: Sleep Medicine
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