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).

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).


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.


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


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


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 - Science of baby sleep

Sleep Cycles

Sleep is made up of cycles of Rapid Eye Movement(REM) and non-REM sleep. REM is the time of dreams and memory storage. NREM is restful and deep sleep. REM and NREM 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. Since the brain of the infant is growing at rapid pace, they have upto five times more REM sleep than adults. This 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.

Helps in weight gain

Helps in 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.


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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.

Cradlewise Team

Radhika Patil

Radhika Patil

Founder - Cradlewise™

Radhika holds a master's degree in Electronics Systems' Design from Indian Institute of Science. With 8 years of experience in the electronics industry, her expertize spans the complete breadth of electronic product design. She has strong system's background in mobile/application processors and the related power and battery management systems. As part of a vertical specific technology start-up, she demonstrated excellent design and execution skills by owning the complete hardware design and bring-up of a tablet including the production and test setup. The learnings from her motherhood inspired her to create a startup that aims to aid the parenting journey through the use of technology.

Sathya Venugopal

Sathya Venugopal

Software Developer

Sathya has done her M.S. in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and has 10 years of work experience at Yahoo and NetApp. At Yahoo she lead and managed the display advertising platform and the sponsored search advertising platform.

Advisory Team

Ravi Ayyagari

Ravi Ayyagari

Ravi Ayyagari is an Entrepreneur in the field of Electronics and IoT. He did his B.E from Madras University and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Science, specializing in electronics design and technology. He has 18 years of in-depth experience in mixed-signal chip design and fabrication, system and product design, product strategy, business strategy, product line management, marketing and sales. He held product and leadership responsibility for Camera Front End product line in Texas Instruments and was instrumental in defining and starting up its 3D Sensing product line. He is also experienced in RFID and Wireless Sensor Network technologies and has broad interest in web technologies, software, computer networking and cyber-security.

Naren Thappeta

Naren Thappeta

Naren is a patent lawyer specializing in patent drafting, claim analysis, prosecution, licensing, litigation support, patent mapping and oppositions practice. Before moving to Bangalore to start his own practice at IP Horizons, he has worked for 15+ years in the US with Intel, Cirrus  and Sterne Kessler.  His client list includes several billion dollar US companies and many successful startups.

Makarand Kulkarni

Makarand Kulkarni

18 years of professional experience across product, web and communication. Studied at the prestigious National Institute of Design. Makarand is an active design educator and a design columnist. He looks after all strategic design partnerships at Ether Design.


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