As we all know, regular sleep is one of the most important parts of a healthy life. Childhood years are the period when sleep is most needed.
However, it is a known fact that many parents have problems about their children's sleep patterns, the reasons may vary from child to child, so we will list the causes of sleep problems in children under various headings.
How do we sleep?
There are two different types of sleep. light sleep and deep sleep. In the period we call light sleep, we have dreams and we move often, it is very easy to wake up from sleep and when we get up we feel vigorous. This period constitutes the majority of sleep in infants. In adolescence, light sleep has a share of only 20%.
Deep sleep is a type of sleep that plays an important role in development, because various developmental events such as growth and recovery occur during deep sleep. Waking up in the deep sleep period is quite difficult and tiring.
As we sleep at night, our sleep patterns change at intervals and there are constant transitions from light sleep to deep sleep, from deep sleep to light sleep. These transitions occur every hour during kindergarten years.
How Many Hours Do Children Need to Sleep?
Babies: They sleep for an average of 17 hours per day and their sleep varies widely.
1 Year Old: They sleep 12 hours a day on average.
2-6 years old: They need to sleep for an average of 10 to 13 hours per day. After five years of age, children can stop sleeping during daytime, so that this applies to the average night's sleep.
However, you should not forget that the genetic factors and the conditions of the living environment affect the sleep patterns. Therefore, you can create the necessary sleep patterns for your child by following it and keeping the necessary notes.
Night wakes up:
Research shows that 41% of children between the ages of 2 and 4 wakes up once or twice a night or sleeps late.
There are different reasons for waking up and you can start by studying them. What can happen?
Pain or Pain:Children may often suffer from ear or tooth pain, and make sure that your child is uncomfortable with the pain or any pain.
Bad conditions:Examine whether the room where your child sleeps is suitable for sleeping, and if the room is too hot or too cold, this can affect the child's sleep patterns.
She doesn't want to sleep alone:
Fear of leaving:If your child is under 3 years of age or is used to sleeping with you constantly, it is really hard to wait for you to leave alone. Therefore, you should encourage him to go to bed alone and give him time to get used to it.
Concerns: Sometimes children may have a variety of concerns, and it is very important that you, as parents, find and eliminate these concerns.
What can you do?
? If your child's room has suitable conditions for sleeping and pay attention to provide the necessary conditions. bed will make it easier to get used to.
Children who have problems waking up or not going to sleep at night will of course have a problem waking up late. You got up early because you went to bed early, and we spent so much time with you. onu
• If your child has a favorite toy or blanket, let him sleep with him, which will make him feel more comfortable.
There may be a reason that she doesn't want to go to bed alone because she may be scared, you can create a variety of environments to prevent your child from being afraid. You can leave the light on, play soft music with a low voice, or leave the door open.
If your child is constantly waking up at night, we can imagine that this creates pressure and distress on you, but being as comfortable and calm as possible will help you and your child overcome this problem.
If you feel your child is scared or worried when you wake up at night, do not force him to go to bed alone, try to sleep with him in his bed first and give him messages that there is nothing to be afraid of, that you are with him; if he resists not to sleep in his own bed, let him sleep in your bed. In both circumstances, try to understand the child's fear by talking about it the next morning and eliminate the causes of this fear.
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