Respiration rhythmic and quality of sleep to the total wellness and development of a child

Foo, Jong Yong Abdiel and Wilson, Stephen James (2010). Respiration rhythmic and quality of sleep to the total wellness and development of a child. In Oktav Salvenmoser and Brigitta Meklau (Ed.), Biological Clocks: Effects on behaviour, health and outlook (pp. 73-100) New York, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

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Author Foo, Jong Yong Abdiel
Wilson, Stephen James
Title of chapter Respiration rhythmic and quality of sleep to the total wellness and development of a child
Title of book Biological Clocks: Effects on behaviour, health and outlook
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Public Health in the 21st Century Series
ISBN 9781607412519
Editor Oktav Salvenmoser
Brigitta Meklau
Chapter number 3
Start page 73
End page 100
Total pages 28
Total chapters 8
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
There is an increasing interest to improve the wellbeing of life especially amongst the middle to upper social class in the well-developed nations. Particularly, the study on quality sleep each night has refueled much attention to the overall wellness of these individuals. Studies have shown that disturbances during sleep not only can lead to mild irritations but also adverse events and life satisfaction as a whole. At the heart of the issue, the rhythmical functions of the body can be distorted when the occurrences of sleep disturbances become frequent. Sleep is now no longer viewed simply as a state of rest but it has specific and affirmative effects. Essentially, the brain is the prime beneficiary of sleep in order to maintain its cerebral capacities. Hormonal changes under the control of the sympathetic nervous system can increase blood flow to the muscles. This promotes the breakdown of stored nutrients into glucose in muscle tissue, thus providing energy available for the body to use. Monitoring the quality of sleep has stretched beyond just for individuals with susceptible sleep disorders but for many who want to maximize their daily lives. Compound with the fact that in many well-developed countries, birth rate has been low; caregivers are becoming more concerned in bestowing prime care for the long-term development and wellness of their children. However, limited research has been initiated to assess the quality of sleep in children until the recent decades. This can be due to the misconception or poor understanding of caregivers in pediatric sleep disorders. With much recent public knowledge in this domain, there is a paradigm shift in the mindset of caregivers. Thus, the once much-neglected yet specialized field of study has evolved since, from complex studies only conducted in fully equipped sleep laboratories to possibly simplified, miniature and portable ambulatory based studies. In this chapter, the comprehensive coverage of this topic will be presented together with a general perspective from a child, caregiver and healthcare provider.
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