Not only adults, insomnia can also be experienced by infants. A report issued by ‘Consumer Reports’, as quoted from Modernmom.com shows that 20 percent of all children under the age of five years experience sleep problems. Many parents are very difficult to handle this problem, especially when it often occurs at night. You need to know, insomnia at baby can be experienced when he/she felt tired, which ultimately caused little fuss and frustration. However, before you can solve these problems, it is important to understand the types of problems that can affect baby’s insomnia patterns.
Awake at night
According to the Health Division, University of Michigan, USA, a common problem occurs to newborn baby is often awakened at night. In the middle of the night baby can awake suddenly, because he wanted to drink milk, or could be due to hot ambient temperatures. Although night awakening is normal behavior for a baby, but if it often happened can cause sleep disturbance when the baby in a term of toddler. Lack of sleep can result in disrupted immune system, even a baby can also lead to extreme behaviors such as hyperactive and irritable. Therefore, you need to know, baby can not calm him/herself and could not fall asleep again without the help of the mother or other adults. To calm him/her, give milk or buckle with your arms while providing swing slowly.
These sleep disorders are rare in normal infants. But, if this occurs, it could be due to nightmares, teeth grinding and involuntary movement or twitch. This disturbance resulted baby woke up suddenly. If your child through this, do not worry, the condition usually occurs occasionally.
Sleep At Noon, Awake At Night
Most of babies are very often closed his eyes in the daytime. However, at the baby’s crying often makes parents stay up all night. Do not get used to this happening to your baby. One solution, try not to let your baby sleep continuously during the day. Encourage your child to play after he took a shower, before bathing or eating. That way, your baby can sleep more soundly at night.
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh reported that the anxiety would make the baby fussy and cries a lot, especially if separated from their parents. This disorder usually begins at the age of under six months. Babies who often feel anxious usually inconsolable. This can continue until the child at the age of five years old. The solution, prevent anxiety by creating a cozy baby bed.