Sleep is a biopsychosocial process that is influenced by the complex interaction of biologic rhythms, including sleep homeostatic mechanisms, chronobiologic factors, parenting, and temperament. However, family structure, culturally specific values, and beliefs are all elements that impact the ecology of a child's sleep. Dramatic demographic changes in many countries have been witnessed in recent years, which have resulted in health professionals and pediatricians being confronted with families of widely differing cultural origins. Attitudes and beliefs on infant sleeping strongly influence whether or not infant sleep behavior is perceived as problematic. Thus, it is advantageous to explore a child's sleep behavior in a multicultural setting. Cultural comparisons are of intrinsic value because they allow not only a better understanding of sleep in different contexts but also an evaluation of the eventual benefits and consequences of different cultural sleep practices. This article provides an overview of some specific sleep-related behaviors and practices highly influenced by different cultural contexts.
Family and Cultural Influences on Sleep Development / Giannotti, Flavia; Cortesi, Flavia. - In: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA. - ISSN 1056-4993. - 18:4(2009), pp. 849-861.
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|Titolo:||Family and Cultural Influences on Sleep Development|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Citazione:||Family and Cultural Influences on Sleep Development / Giannotti, Flavia; Cortesi, Flavia. - In: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA. - ISSN 1056-4993. - 18:4(2009), pp. 849-861.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|