Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dreams and Babies

In Mondays' blog I talked about how important dreams are to our health and well- being. Babies also benefit from dreaming and studies have shown that babies spend 66% of their sleeping time in REM state and premature babies spend 80% of their sleep time in dream state. Researchers believe that there may be a correlation between the dream state and brain development.

Many new parents find out soon enough that their babies sleep cycles are much shorter than an adults and it takes time for those cycles to get longer and for your baby to learn how to fall back to sleep on his own if he wakes up in the middle of the night.

Happy Parenting


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