Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

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EEG; sleep; sleep interruption
Key points
  1. Disturbances of nocturnal sleep in preterm infants were frequent in the NICU, predominantly for feeding.
  2. Infants who woke spontaneously, fed more efficiently within a shorter time-frame compared to infants who were disturbed from their sleep for feeding.
  3. Optimising sleep in the NICU will support the normal trajectory of development.

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