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