Parents all know that sleep is very important for the growth and development of newborn babies. However, not every baby can fall asleep safely. Many babies wake up in the middle of the night. So, why do some babies sleep badly, while others can eat and sleep soundly? Here, let’s talk about the problem of baby sleep. First of all, what do we say is high-quality sleep? To understand the quality of sleep, we need to know what happens during sleep. When the baby falls asleep, a series of changes actually take place in his body.
Sleep can be divided into REM (rapid eye movement) stage and non-REM stage.
During REM, the baby’s eyes can be seen moving on the surface. In medicine, a person’s sleep can be monitored by recording breathing, blood pressure, pulse, electromyography and many other physiological sleep monitoring methods. It can be found that the whole sleep process is actually changing periodically, from shallow sleep to deep sleep to rapid eye movement, and then back to shallow sleep… Babies have longer periods of deep sleep and rapid eye movement than adults. More than 70% of the total secretion of growth hormones in a baby’s day is during deep sleep, so there is a slogan: “Sleeping badly can’t grow high”.
Sleep has a great influence on the development of babies. If the baby is always disturbed when is asleep and can’t enter deep sleep, the sleep quality will not be good. So when the baby is asleep, don’t disturb him.
Rapid eye movement can be said to be active sleep and it belongs to good sleep.
Rapid eye movement (REM) in newborn babies accounts for more than half of the total sleep cycle, while REM in adults becomes rare, about 10%, and almost no REM in old age. Rapid eye movement (REM) is actually a process of growth and development in early childhood. It gradually decreases or is almost invisible in adulthood or old age.
Babies’ good sleep, on the one hand, refers to enough total amount of sleep time. For example, a newborn needs to sleep 16-18 hours a day. On the other hand, babies should be undisturbed during sleep.
Many babies’ sleep instability is due to sweating after sleep. Parents can take their baby to see a doctor and ask the doctor to prescribe some medicine.