Your newborn not sleeping during the day may be a sign of a problem. The more awake your newborn is during the day, the more sleep deprived you are. Oversleeping is a common problem with newborns. This causes more nighttime wake-ups. The good news is that there are many ways to prevent this problem. Follow these tips for getting a good night’s sleep. If your newborn is not sleeping during the day, you can reduce the stress and make him or her sleep during the day easier.
Sleeping patterns for newborns are unpredictable. Sleeping time ranges from 16 to 18 hours per day. By four weeks, the average newborn sleeps only fourteen hours per day. Although these numbers are still relatively high, there are some healthy newborns who deviate from the average sleep schedule. Regardless of the cause of the problem, you should consult a medical professional if you suspect that your baby is experiencing problems. In many cases, newborns will sleep more during the day than during the night.
Overstimulating your newborn may also be a problem. While some stimulation is good for a newborn, too much stimulation can make him or her uncomfortable. Try to find a quiet area and engage your newborn in simple activities. Eventually, he or she will settle down and fall asleep. However, if your newborn is still not sleeping during the day, he or she may be suffering from a sleep disorder or other problem.
Your newborn’s sleep cycle includes two distinct phases, REM and light sleep. REM is the part of sleep during which you dream and your eyes move rapidly back and forth. A newborn spends approximately sixteen hours of the day in this phase, whereas adults and older children spend less time in this stage. A newborn enters stage 1 at the beginning of the sleep cycle, then moves into stages two and three, and finally stage four during the night. When your baby doesn’t sleep during the day, the next time it enters the active phase of the cycle is usually 90 minutes later.
There are other causes for your newborn’s non-sleeping during the day. One of these causes is the moro reflex. Your newborn may be awake during the day because of this reflex. Your infant may startle when they are woken up. Swaddling your baby is a common and age-old remedy for this condition. Your newborn may also be experiencing jet-lag. If your newborn wakes up during the day, you may want to try using a different sleeping position.
If you find that your newborn does not sleep during the day, you may need to introduce naps gradually. Make sure to avoid interrupting important activities while you introduce naps. This way, you will have a better chance of getting a peaceful sleep. Additionally, you should monitor your baby for signs of sleepiness, and try to cut out extra noise before naptime. If you have any of these signs, you can use these tips to help your newborn sleep during the day.