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Introduction

A Healthy Child Needs a Healthy Brain, A Healthy Brain Needs Healthy Sleep

Blog Posts 15, based on the United States of America Department of the Army Field Manual: Holistic Healing and Fitness, describe what really matters for your child’s sleep. If sleep is an important enough topic for national defense than surely sleep should be considered a serious topic for parenting!

Blog 101aNap Tips on Instagram

NAP TIP # 1:

LESS STRESS.Levels of cortisol fall during a nap, indicating a reduction of stress in the body. Not taking a needed nap means that the body remains stressed.


NAP TIP # 2

ENHANCE EMOTIONAL REGULATION


NAP TIP # 3

EASIER TEMPERAMENT Blog Post 47


NAP TIP # 4

REM SLEEP

High amounts of REM sleep help direct the course of brain maturation in early life.

NAP TIP # 5

CONSOLIDATE MEMORIES

In children who need 2 naps, skipping the morning nap adversely affects the memory consolidation of the second nap. In children who need 1 nap, skipping the midday nap adversely affects the memory consolidation that normally occurs with nighttime sleep.

NAP TIP # 6

ENHANCE EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember, and juggle multiple tasks.

NAP TIP #7

EVERY NAP COUNTS


NAP TIP #8

Long Naps


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