Why do babies need so much sleep?

Why do babies need so much sleep?

So why do babies need so much sleep ? Babies have a great deal to learn in a very short space of time. During waking hours, there is too much going on for babies’ brains to digest or reflect on the huge amount of information being received. During sleep the brain can organise and make sense of the vast array of experiences without distraction. Sleep is also a time for renewing the chemicals in the brain and the body, ready for another active day. (Hames 2002).

 

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Why do babies need so much sleep

References

 

P. Hames (2002). “Help your baby to sleep.” HarperCollinsPublishers Ltd.

One Comment

June
January 16, 2013 - 3:28 pm /

Makes sense… Thanks for the clear and succinct explanation.

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