Development of child’s sleep

Activity typical of sleep has already been found in the brain of a 4-6 months old foetus.

From the moment of birth, the new-born starts to adapt to the surrounding environment in order to create a healthy sleep rhythm that is also acceptable to the family. Generally, sleep rhythms and sleep regulation are fixed within the first six months. Sleep fixation refers to a rhythm of falling asleep after certain breaks. The longer sleep period is at night and until a certain age, the child also requires daytime sleep.


Sleep development and disorders in the context of physiological and emotional development

At the nursery school age, often anxiety due to being apart from mother-father may bring about a reluctance to go to bed at night. Pre-school fears are often accompanied by night scares and wake-ups. Parents’ attention to sleep problems depends greatly on the child’s age. Parents are more often aware of the problems of pre-school children than of the sleep disorders of school children. The severity of a child’s sleep disorder normally depends on the extent to which it disturbs the parent’s own sleep.


Sleep diary

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Sleep test reminder

Reminder for the client for preparing for the sleep test.
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More on three different procedures.
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Dr. Heisl Vaher explains why snoring might not be just a disturbing background sound for your bedfellow.
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