Sleep is a time to rest. But did you know that sleep is not just for baby to rest? Qualified or not to sleep the baby will affect its development.
Explained dr. Rosilana Goddess Roeslani Sp.A (K), when the baby woke up less than bedtime. The time it takes for a baby to sleep approximately 16-20 hours per day. Infants aged 0-4 months need more sleep time.
At bedtime, there are two phases experienced by infants is Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (non-REM). A pediatrician from Madura Hospital explained when REM recorded in the brain is very active, in contrast to the non-REM phase. Non-REM phase is the phase of the person actually fell asleep. Each phase has its benefits, especially in infants.
In deep sleep or non-REM sleep the body works to produce Growth Hormone (growth hormone) for the growth and repair of damaged cells. “In a deep non-REM sleep or to be issued or Growth Hormone growth hormone. Useful growth hormone for growth and replace the damaged cells. Addition to growth hormone will also be issued hormone prolactin and cortisol,” says dr. Rosi when met at Djakarta Theater Building, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (06/12/2012)
In addition to the non-REM phase, infants also learn to recognize the voice or the caress of the mother. Not only that, during non-REM phase occurs incorporation of proteins that are useful for replacing damaged cells. The incorporation of these proteins are also helpful for wound healing. If your baby then sleep deprivation endurance will decrease because there is interference in the formation of some proteins.
While in REM sleep plays a role in brain development of babies in considering the motor movement and strengthen memory. So when babies sleep less, can interfere with the learning process