Sleep and Breathing in Children: Developmental Changes in Breathing During Sleep, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Carole Marcus, John M. Carroll, David Donnelly, Gerald M. Loughlin

CRC Press
Published February 19, 2008
Reference - 652 Pages - 4 Color & 78 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420060829 - CAT# H6082
Series: Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Infants and children spend one- to two-thirds of their life asleep. Despite this, very little attention has been paid to understanding both normal sleep and sleep-related abnormalities during child development. This volume is devoted to breathing during sleep, its changes with development (from the fetus onwards), and the pathophysiology of sleep-related breathing disorders.

Sleep and Breathing in Children:

  • investigates breathing during sleep from the fetus onwards
  • examines the effects of sleep on upper airway resistance, ventilatory drive, and respiratory muscle tone
  • compares differences between childhood and adult obstructive sleep apnea, and the profound changes in breathing and sleep during growth and maturation
  • discusses the current research within the field of pediatric sleep disorders
  • reviews the history of childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, and outlines a future framework for the study of childhood sleep-disordered breathing


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