Congratulations on the new happy package! You are experiencing the excitement of a new little human yourself and want to spend so much time with them, but they always sleep!
They just entered the world, believe it or not, they need to rest more than half the time you sleep in the first years of their lives. The growth of the body, the development of the nervous senses and the brain. It also helps them learn better and have a better temperament, which means they will be in a better mood when they wake up.
Read on to understand how good your baby can be to sleep for a long time and why you should never try to control it
1. Promotes physical growth
Sleep plays an important role in the growth of the baby’s body, so your baby will become pleasant and strong. This is because, when they sleep, they get the growth hormone produced during sleep, known as the slow wave sleep phase. Sleep well, ultimately affects the increase in length and weight!
2. Contribute to sensorineural development
This is certainly a good thing, because the central nervous system of most people develops in the first 2 years of their life. An important part of this development, called endogenous stimuli, occurs in the REM part of the baby’s sleep cycl. type, if the stimulation is unknown associated with the external environment.
This stimulation is necessary for the neurosurgical development of the child, including the areas of vision, hearing, tactile and vestibular system. These parts connect the baby’s sensory organs with his brain.
It is also important not to disturb the baby’s natural sleep, as it can hinder such development. Studies conducted on animals have shown that interference with eye sleep can lead to developmental abnormalities.
3. Helps the brain develop
Brain development, responsible for the baby’s ability to understand and cope with irritation, occurs during sleep. Researchers may even find a connection between irregular sleep patterns and babies with physical or neurodevelopmental disorders.
Cerebral plasticity is the ability of the brain to react to the external environment by changing its structure and function. Animal studies have found that sleep-deprived babies experience a loss of cerebral plastic, which can lead to learning and behavioral disorders.
4. Help them learn better
Researchers use artificial language to teach baby word pairing, and then some babies are snooze, while others are not found, further proof of this. You can only remember the pairing of the word, but also learn the abstract relationships between these words (such as grammatical rules, etc.). However, babies without a nap can only remember the coincidence of the word.
In another study, a series of familiar sounds were played like a baby sled. Then these are interspersed with a strange sound, which will be new. They discovered that sleeping babies record surprises, and then these new sounds appear, indicating that they are taking external stimulation and learning even if they sleep.
5. Affects the temperament
It is not surprising that a better dream translates into a better mood for the next day, we are not talking only about babies! But when your brain is in its main stage of development, it may be a little more important to have a sonorous, uninterrupted and comfortable sleep.
A study of sleep patterns found that young children who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have tantrums and are “difficult” around them. Another study even found that babies under 3 weeks of sleep are worse at 3 months of age!
So, how long does the baby need to sleep?
Depending on your baby’s age, you may need 11-17 hours of sleep a day. It also depends on the individual child. In general, newborns need the greatest amount of sleep. Their sleep time decreases as they grow. Your age:
Babies from 0 to 3 months need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per day.
Babies from 4 to 11 months need 12 to 16 hours of sleep per day.
Children from 12 to 35 months need 11 to 14 hours of sleep per day.
For newborns, it may not make any difference. They can sleep about 1-3 hours, wake up and immediately go back to sleep in less than an hour. They are 6 months, they should sleep regularly at night and a few nap during the day.
This decentralized sleep mode can be difficult for new parents, but hang there — a full night sleep (or uninterrupted, at least) only for a while!
When to see a doctor
Sleep is clearly an important part of the baby’s life, but consultation with a pediatrician will not hurt if they sleep longer than the above limits. Although it may be normal, it may also indicate certain health problems, such as infection or jaundice. The baby does not gain weight.
Therefore, if your baby sleeps incorrectly at night or is abnormally sleepy during the day, especially if he is sleepy or fever, send him to a doctor to rule out any complications.