Sleep is essential for people.
Some prefer to sleep not only at night, but also during the day.
But for children, daytime sleep is not just desirable, but rather mandatory.
The role of sleep in the development of the child
Sleep is necessary for rest and recoveryForces that are vital for healthy growth, as well as for restoring the nervous system. Sleep helps the child to comprehend the information received for the day and recycle. Parents should not forget that only if all the necessary conditions are met, including on the condition of continuous and restful sleep, full development of the child is possible.
These conditions are important not only for sleeping at night, but also for daytime sleep.
The value of daytime sleep and the age at which one can refuse from it
Any adult person, at the mention of theChildhood, will remember how parents forced to sleep during the day, and how I did not want to do it, but now regrets that it is impossible to turn back time.
In terms of age, a 2-hour sleep is needed in the daytimeChild up to 6 years. The smaller the age, the greater the need to sleep during the day. For example, a baby sleeps 18 hours, one-year-olds - 14 hours, at 5 years the child gives a sleep of 11 hours, and at 6 years - 10 hours.
And only by the age of seven, the children's organismCan sleep only at night (monophasic dream). Of course, this does not mean that all children 7 years old do not sleep during the day. They still have a long time need for a day's sleep, which is especially evident during the period of illness.
If a child does not sleep during the day, then soon it will manifest itself in his excessive excitability, rapid fatigue, frequent colds, delay in physical and mental development.
It should be noted that lack of sleep changes the emotions of children - they perceive positive events less joyfully, and negative ones - much worse than they really are.
The position of parents whoMistakenly believe that if a child does not sleep in the daytime, then at night he falls asleep more quickly and sleep will be stronger. The mistake is that the child without sleep overtakes and as a result, the process of falling asleep can be dragged on for a long time, nightmares will be dreaming. So the work of an overloaded brain affects.
For parents of children sleeping and not sleeping during the day,There is a single rule: for an hour and a half before bedtime in the daytime, the child needs to play a game of calm character, which activates the thought process. This will calm the baby, which will help normal rest.
The most important rule for all parents: to see in their child a person, then he will obey his parents and respect their desires.