First Few Years Of Life Are A Period Of Incredible Neural Development, This Sleep Time Stimulus Is Crucial To Proper Brain Development. Sleep Is A Key Element In A Baby’s Development, Specifically The Development Of The Central Nervous System (CNS).
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First few years of life are a period of incredible neural development, this sleep time stimulus is crucial to proper brain development. Sleep is a key element in a baby’s development, specifically the development of the central nervous system (CNS).

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Importance of daytime naps : Naps are an important way for babies to process their memories and to consolidate learning.
Need for daytime naps : Babies’ extremely high levels of brain activity, due to the fast-growing size and connectivity of the brain, mean that they cannot tolerate long periods of time awake like older children and adults.

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Parents too will feel better equipped to perform the demanding tasks of work and family life when they are well-rested.

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Sound sleep is associated with more positive daytime behavior, mood, and temperament, and better physical functioning.

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By the age of two, most children have spent more time asleep than awake and overall, a child will spend 40 percent of his or her childhood asleep.
Sleep is especially important for children as it directly impacts mental and physical development.

Background

Sleep Cycles

Sleep is made up of cycles of rapid eye movement sleep, or REM – the time of dreams and memory storage, and non-REM, restful sleep, which alternate over and over through the night. Infants wake more often because they have shorter sleep cycles than adults. At birth, an infant’s sleep cycle lasts from around forty-five minutes, slowly increasing to sixty minutes at the end of first year. Infants have up to five times more REM sleep, which lets them file away in their memories the flood of new things things they learn every day!

Circadian Rhythms

The most important biological rhythm for humans is the twenty-four-hour cycle of day and night. Light plays a major role in regulating this rhythm. When our eyes are exposed to daylight, the photosensitive cells within them signal the brain to wake up. At night, the absence of light, makes us sleepy.  This internal body clock is called as ‘circadian rhythm’ (from Latin for “about one day”).

Importance of baby sleep

Boosts brain development

Boosts brain development

A baby’s brain activity is very high because of the fast growing size and connectivity that is developing inside the brain. Good quality and quantity of sleep is necessary for memory formation, memory consolidation and cognition.

Maintains Moods

Maintains Moods

Babies who sleep well are easy to manage, less cranky and more adaptable to surroundings.

Strengthens immunity

Strengthens immunity

Sleep is necessary for the repair of the body. It restores energy and builds the immune system by strengthening the infection-fighting cells.

Weight gain

Weight gain

It’s known that levels of growth hormone rise during certain stages of sleep. The researchers have found that periods where infants slept more overall corresponded with growth spurts and also a gain in weight and body fat.

About Cradlewise

Cradlewise™ is a start-up based in Bangalore that considers child-play to be a serious business. We are a team of Electronics, Mechanical and AI engineers building solutions for infant care. The long term vision of the company is to revolutionize parenting in every aspect of the child-parent interaction and the child’s interaction with the world to enable the upbringing of a generation of smart-creative adults.

The journey starts with the redesign of the one place that infants spend majority of their time in the first 2 years – The cradle. Through a combination of cutting edge technologies in mechanical, electronics and software domains, we aim to revolutionize baby sleep management to benefit baby brain development while providing the much needed peace of mind for working parents.

Contact Us

We are incubated at NASSCOM Center of Excellence for IOT at Bangalore

Office address:

NASSCOM COE IOT, No 150,
Lower basement, Central Attrium,
DD4, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road,
Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560008