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Importance of Sleep for Babies



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For a new parent, the "normal" sleep issue of your baby is important. Especially given the exhaustion often felt by a parent because of nocturnal feedings and interrupted rest. Infant sleep problems can affect the health of mothers.

During the first year of your baby's life, it's quite understandable to wonder the importance of sleep for babies. Newborns are born without their day and night rhythm being established, and questions about sleep, the amount of sleep your baby needs, and strategies or techniques to help your baby sleep often dominate the thoughts of new parents. Newborns often need 16 hours of sleep, but the pace of sleep changes in the first 12 months of life.

What is the importance of sleep for babies for your newborn and throughout the first year of your baby's life? Parents often ask:

How much should my baby sleep?

What is the normal rest cycle for my baby?

How much should my baby sleep during the day and at night?

When will my baby sleep all night?

What are the secrets of a good sleeper

Snooze News: 7 Ways Sleep Loss Is Tied To Overeating

No, it's not the latest "fashionable" diet. Scientific research has been done on the effects of sleep and how it can affect your weight.

The researchers said that the amount of sleep - or the quality of your sleep - can actually affect a hormonal response directly related to your appetite.

Doctors talk about two specific hormones that can affect appetite: leptin and ghrelin. Their names may seem a bit odd, but if you treat them correctly, they may just be your two new best friends, because studies have shown that they can be influenced by the amount of sleep a person has.

When you are not sleeping enough, leptin levels plummet, and even if you eat well, you’re feeling of satisfaction is almost imperceptible - or totally absent.

Working diabolically with leptin in your private sleep body, your ghrelin levels increase and stimulate your appetite. So you want to eat - and you can actually sit and eat a full meal - but you never feel full.


Talk about Snooze News: 7 Ways Sleep Loss Is Tied To Overeating

Reduce caffeine consumption. If you always have a latte at your fingertips, caffeine can keep you from resting. Change to decaffeinated after 4 pm

Get enough exercise each day. If you are sitting at a desk or hanging on the couch, your body will not get tired enough to want to sleep, and a loss of sleep may result.

Do not do hard cardio too close to bedtime. You will be too stalled to fall asleep. Instead, if you want to train at night, do some relaxing stretching exercises.

Remove the electronics from your bedroom. Laptops, cell phones, and tablets often have glow buttons that can keep us from getting the total darkness we need for quality sleep. Banish your gadgets in another room or at least in a dark drawer.

Try to fall asleep and get up in the morning at the same hours each day. Consistency eases sleep and reduces sleep loss

Do not exceed the schedule. If you lose sleep because you have too many, look at what can be reduced to make sure you get your Zs.

Limit nap during the day to no more than 30 minutes a day

A test showed that women who changed their sleep habits lost five to fifteen pounds over a ten-week period without changing their eating or exercise habits!

Pets In Our Favorite Sleeping Positions

There is something to watch your pet sleep that is comforting and sometimes even comical. Do you know that many of your pet sleep behaviors are similar to ours, and others are inherent?

The average pets sleep 12 to 13 hours a day. It may not seem like this, but puppies sleep even longer! It's almost half of their life! Pets In Our Favorite Sleeping Positions are able to catch a few winks whenever they can. This form of nap is similar to stage 1 sleep, where they sleep, but barely.

Sleep is an essential part of the health, the physical and emotional well-being of your pets life.

Pets kept indoors, sleep longer and deeper than kept outdoors and working dogs. Dogs kept outdoors, and working dogs try to take an extra nap here or there, but rarely relax enough to achieve a healthy, deep, and restful sleep.

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