A study of metabolic syndrome research for children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years, followed for up to ten years, was published. The study found that children’s obesity and overweight are closely related to sleep. Children, especially those under 12 years of age, should stay in sleep for more than 9 hours; children and adolescents do not sleep well, and adults are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease.
Lack of sleep affects leptin levels in children’s bodies
In 2004, researchers screened 4,500 children for up to 10 years of intensive clinical follow-up from childhood to adulthood. Studies have found that lack of sleep in children can cause changes in leptin levels in the body. Leptin is a protein that controls appetite, increases energy expenditure, and reduces weight through the central nervous system.
The picture below is the standard for the length of time a baby sleeps from birth to growth. Sleep plays a very important role in the life of a person. This is especially true for small babies. A good night’s sleep can help your child’s healthy growth. Generally speaking, the younger the age, the longer the sleep time required.
Sleep is so important, what should parents do for children who don’t like to sleep? First of all, we must start from the source and analyze the reasons why the baby does not sleep.
First, the baby may be eating too much. If the baby is too full at night or eats some easily bloated food that is not easy to digest, then the baby will definitely feel uncomfortable when sleeping at night. So try to give your baby a lighter meal at night, follow the dietary principle of “good breakfast, full lunch, less supper”.
Second, is the baby sick? The baby is difficult to turn over at night, and parents need to carefully check whether the baby is really uncomfortable. If the baby is poorly due to uncomfortable stomach or other reasons, it is best to take the baby to the hospital in time.
Third, is the baby’s nap time longer? If the baby sleeps during during the day, naturally not so sleepy at night.
Fourth, the baby is too excited, some babies play new toys or listen to some fast-paced music before going to sleep, causing the baby to be too excited and difficult to sleep. Therefore, it is recommended that parents should try not to give their baby a new toy or a toy that they don’t play for a long time before going to bed. Don’t give the baby a fast-paced music. It is best to listen to some lullaby with a soothing effect.
Fifth, Whether the sleeping environment is too noisy, the baby hears the outside voice in the bedroom or the TV sound of the program, which raises the spirit and attracts attention. If this is the case, it is recommended that parents go to other rooms to talk, turn off the TV or reduce the sound to a whisper.
Sixth, The whole family goes to sleep after a certain period of time. Under the influence of this environment, the baby will naturally know when to sleep.
To make your baby sleep well, sleep tools are very important. How to choose a good sleep tool for your baby is especially important.
The safety performance and comfort level of the cot are directly related to the growth of the baby. The height of the guardrail around the bed should be about 60 cm, and the gap of the guardrail should not be more than 6 cm. It is better to have a side rail that is movable to facilitate the mother to pick up the baby. When the baby can climb out of the guardrail, it is necessary to change the size of the bed or adjust the size of the bed. The newborn baby can sleep in the baby cradle. After 3 months, consider the baby’s bone development. Try to make the baby sleep better than the wooden bed. The hardness is just right. A soft and hard spring bed can also be selected. The size of the mattress should be approximately the same as the size of the bed so that the baby’s arms, legs or head do not fall into the gaps in the edges.
The small quilt is an important item for the baby to keep warm. The quilt cover should be made of 100% cotton fabric to protect the baby’s soft skin. It can provide a warm and comfortable sleeping space for the baby. Because the body temperature control is not very strong, the newborn must pay special attention to keep warm. After the baby is a little bigger, it is basically the same as the adult’s warmth. If you feel your baby is wet and sweaty, you can reduce the cover quilt. At the same time, it should also be kept clean, cleaned at least twice a week, and at least 2 to 4 times a month. The thickness should be changed in time according to the season and the temperature change in the room.
The baby’s skin is relatively tender, and the pajamas that are worn close to the body should be made of a soft texture. Soft, comfortable, clean, breathable, sweat-absorbing, it is best to use soft cotton products. Newly bought clothes and supplies are best washed with water and worn. Baby sleep should choose a slightly loose pajamas. Since the baby should change the diaper often, it is best to wear clothes that are easy to change diapers when sleeping. There are many local customs that wrap the baby up and sleep. This is very unscientific. It not only makes the baby feel uncomfortable, irritated, sleepless, but also affects blood circulation and even affects the baby’s growth and development. Sometimes my mother feels that she wears a lot of clothes for her baby, but the baby’s little hand is still cool. This may be that the clothes are too tightly worn, which affects the blood circulation.
Ok, today’s sharing is over, I hope that our babies can form good sleeping habits and grow healthily!