Why Is The Baby Having Difficulty Sleeping?
Greetings, I have a baby who is 7 months old, but every night he has trouble falling asleep, his sleep is always midnight or past even though during the day he sometimes does not sleep, what I want to ask is whether it is because he wants to teethe or there are symptoms that he feel or how? As a parent, I was worried about his condition, how dangerous was the effect of sleep deprivation on the baby? Thank you in advance
Hello, Ria Anwar, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Infants over 6 months of age normally need about 12-16 hours of sleep a day. Babies often wake up in the middle and then sleep again. Some conditions can cause the baby to have difficulty sleeping, for example sleeping conditions that are too cold / too hot, lighting when sleeping too bright, not active during the day, or there are health problems such as: nasal congestion, reflux, sleep apnea, teething, ear infections , etc.
Enough sleep is very important for its growth and development because during sleep is when the development hormone is activated. Sleep also helps the baby to be protected from heart and blood vessel damage, helps fight disease or infection, and maintains weight. So if the baby is sleep deprived it should immediately evaluate what the underlying conditions are. If the baby is fussy, fever, difficulty eating / drinking, vomiting, tightness, snoring during sleep, breathing sounds "ngik-ngik", runny nose / cough, then you should consult a doctor to overcome the health problems experienced.
Create a comfortable atmosphere for babies to sleep by adjusting the temperature of a comfortable sleep, use a dim light during sleep, before bed bathe him with warm water and gently massage his body to be more relaxed, and wear comfortable clothes for sleep. Get him to play actively during the day, and read stories / listen to music before going to sleep.
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That's all, hopefully it's useful.