Special Issue "Sleep Health in Infants, Children and Adolescents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 1718
Interests: developmental psychology; neuropsychology; infant mental health; child development; perinatal psychology; pregnancy; infant sleep; prenatal maternal anxiety; bonding and attachment
Interests: signal processing and machine learning; unobtrusive sensing; vital signs monitoring; sleep; neonatology & pregnancy; epilepsy & brain activity; clinical decision support
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Sleep is important to all of us. Without proper sleep, we quickly become grumpy, have trouble concentrating, and have increased reaction times. If sleep problems worsen, so do the symptoms of sleep deprivation: impulsive behavior, impaired judgement, or even hallucinations, to name just a few. What is healthy sleep, though? How does it develop over the course of our lives?
The focus of this Special Issue is on healthy sleep and its prerequisites in infants, children, and adolescents. It will provide not only the latest insights into the physiology of sleep at different ages, but also into relevant psychological and sociocultural concepts, such as temperament, attachment, parenting style, and individualistic versus collectivistic society. A link will be made between sleep practices in our early lives, and the development of sleep as we go into adolescence. The knowledge gathered here can support healthy sleep development in children of all ages, improving both short- and long-term outcomes for both them and their families.
Dr. Renée Otte
Dr. Xi Long
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- sleep development
- sleep physiology
- sleep psychology
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Title: Comparative analysis of sleep, sleep hygiene and habits in two samples of adolescents living Russian Arctic: pilot study
Authors: Sergey N Kolomeichuk; Lyudmila S Korostovtseva; Artem V Morozov; Michail V Bochkarev; Yury V Sviryaev; Dina A Petrashova; Victoria Pozharskaya; Alexander Markov; Michail G Polouektov; Denis Gubin
Affiliation: 1. Institute of Biology of the Karelian Research Center, Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Centre, Tyumen State Medical University
Abstract: Purpose: Circumpolar habitat is the most vulnerable environment for human activity and health. The major goals of our study were to estimate frequency of sleep disorders in Russian schoolchildren and adolescents living in European Arctic area by validated surveys. We aimed at evaluating sleep hygiene in a sample of Russian children and adolescents living in Russian Arctic area. Second goal was to examine the association between sleep variables, light exposure and social cues among schoolchildren, while adjusting for physical activity and other potential confounding variables. Materials and Methods: Children aged 13-15 years old matched by sex and age were recruited from public educational facilities in 2 circumpolar settlements: the Republic of Karelia (Kem’) and Murmansk region (Apatity). Participants completed following surveys: PDSS, ISI, AdSHS and the MCTQ to estimate sleep parameters and chronotype. Multiple linear regression was used to estimate the association of age, light exposure, and sleep disorders with sleep parameters and academic scores. Results: We found poor sleep quality in children from both towns. Significant increase in physical activity was detected in children living Kem’ when compared to those from Apatity (χ2=7.051 P=0.008). No significant differences were found in either PDSS or ISI scores between children from Kem’ and Apatity. Kem’ participants achieved higher academic scores and experienced longer sunlight exposure on school days. Children from Apatity had significantly later bedtime and later sleep onset on school days, later chronotype according to MCTQ data, and were dependent on alarm clock on school days. Also, they had higher Sleep Stability Factor according to AdSHS scale. Conclusion: This study proven that adolescents living above Polar circle had later chronotype while experienced shorter light exposure.