Sleep and Development: Familial and Socio-Cultural Considerations

Hardcover | February 19, 2011

EditorMona El-Sheikh

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Sleep problems of American children have become a matter of national concern, with recent estimates indicating that 13% to 27% of children have sleep problems as reported by their parents. Considering the profound impact that disrupted sleep can have on family functioning and processes, it iscritical that researchers and clinicians understand how to identify sources and contexts related to sleep disruptions and their consequences.Sleep and Development: Familial and Socio-Cultural Considerations is the first volume to integrate knowledge and approaches from numerous disciplines to focus on the sleep and development of children across adjustment and cognitive domains. Addressing the sleep patterns of children as well as thoseof other family members, sleep specialists from pediatrics, human development, family studies, and developmental and clinical psychology examine linkages between sleep and family processes, cultural attitudes towards sleep, and normative sleep disturbances in children, such as resistance to bedtime,chronic deprivation, and inconsistent sleep schedules. Individual chapters offer discussion on topics such as sleep and attachment, the effects of trauma on children's sleep, the cultural ecology of sleep, clinical assessment of sleep, and more. Highlighting research findings obtained within thelast ten years, Sleep and Development synthesizes literature from disparate areas of inquiry in an effort to frame future investigations that will lead to a deeper and better integrated understanding of sleep and development. This comprehensive volume is a fundamental text for students, researchers,psychologists, and physicians interested in the study of sleep and sleep problems.

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Sleep problems of American children have become a matter of national concern, with recent estimates indicating that 13% to 27% of children have sleep problems as reported by their parents. Considering the profound impact that disrupted sleep can have on family functioning and processes, it iscritical that researchers and clinicians und...

Mona El-Sheikh, Ph.D. is the Leonard Peterson and Co. Inc. Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University. Her ongoing interdisciplinary research focuses on associations among family risk, psychophysiological regulation, sleep, and child outcomes in psychological adjustment, physical health, cognitive functioni...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 19, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Mona El-Sheikh: Introduction and Overview: Salient Issues in the Consideration of Sleep in ContextPart I Sleep: Familial Influences1. Mona El-Sheikh and Ryan J. Kelly: Sleep in Children: Links with Marital Conflict and Child Development2. Stephen A. Erath and Kelly M. Tu: The Parenting Context of Children's Sleep3. Peggy S. Keller: Sleep and Attachment4. Ronald Seifer: Parental Psychopathology and Children's Sleep5. Carol Glod: Effects of Trauma on Children's Sleep6. Lisa J. Meltzer and Anna M. L. Westin: Impact of Child Sleep Disturbances on Parent Sleep and Daytime Functioning7. Angela D. Staples and John E. Bates: Children's Sleep Deficits and Cognitive and Behavioral AdjustmentPart II Sleep: Socio-Cultural Influences8. Carol Worthman: Developmental Cultural Ecology of Sleep9. Melissa M. Burnham and Erika E. Gaylor: Sleep Environments of Young Children in Post-Industrial Societies10. Les A. Gellis: Children's Sleep in the context of Socioeconomic Status, Race, and Ethnicity11. Joseph A. Buckhalt and Lori E. Staton: Children's Sleep, Cognition, and Academic Performance in the Context of Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity12. Amy R. Wolfson and Melissa Richards: Young Adolescents: Struggles with Insufficient SleepPart III Assessment of Sleep, Family Functioning, and the Ecology of Economic Disadvantage13. Brian P. Ackerman and Eleanor D. Brown: The Ecology of Economic Disadvantage and Children's Sleep14. E. Mark Cummings, Kalsea J. Koss, and Kathleen N. Bergman: Assessment of Family Functioning15. Avi Sadeh: Sleep Assessment MethodsPart IV Intervention for Sleep Problems16. Courtney Johnson and Jodi A. Mindell: Family Based Interventions for Sleep Problems of Infants and Children