As myths are the order of the day, today we will deal with one related to the sleep and rest of the little one. To begin with, we should understand what are the processes of the body during sleep.

Night sleep and its importance

Night sleep is much more important than midday sleep, because during it various biochemical reactions take place, helping the little one to grow and develop harmoniously. Muscles and bones grow, immunity increases, healing processes are faster, circadian rhythm is regulated, melatonin secretion begins, etc. This is much deeper, and as quiet an environment as possible is essential during it, so that the above processes are not affected.

The afternoon nap

Daytime sleep is much shorter than nighttime sleep. Although some parents may not think about it, getting your child used to the usual noises in the house can help him develop coping skills and reduce sensitivity to noise during the day when he feels the need to rest. Keeping absolute quiet for him could have some negative consequences in the future (possibly temper tantrums) as he was used to sleeping quietly all the time.

Every child is unique, and many of them end up not being able to sleep unless there are certain noises they are used to, because the sensitivity to auditory stimuli is different and adaptive for each individual. So whether you're doing the dishes, dusting or putting the washing machine on, get on with what you're doing because the daytime sleep environment doesn't have to be absolutely silent.