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Videos of Drowsy and Fatigue Signs
January 25, 2023

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Introduction

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

If you have not already done so, please read Blog Posts through 5 that describe how sleep is important and beneficial. I will post specific information for parents and children based on my book, “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.” Please do not be put off by my book’s length. This is a reference book. Read only the topic of interest to you.

Blog 115XVideos of Drowsy and Fatigue Signs

This video was shot on a snow day when his two older brothers and a dog were creating chaos around him and lots of noise in the room.

Max’s mother wrote, “Normally, Max jumps right into the chaos with his two older brothers but when he’s drowsy, he totally zones out…you can see when he tries to snap himself out of it but then zones back out.  This shows that these signs will happen even if the environment is chaotic and loud but can easily be missed because of this.” Notice how glazed his eyes appear, how is eyelids are drooping, he appears to be staring at nothing or not paying attention to what is going on around him, and the lack of emotional expressivity.  Also, note how his head nods down but he tries hard to lift it.

  Here is a picture Max at his well-rested and ready to go state.

For more information on drowsy signs, see Blog Post 9

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Past drowsy, ‘Baby G’ at 5 months.

Please note that although Baby G does not appear to be in much distress, his vocalizations indicate that he is unhappy or in mild discomfort.

Here is a picture of ‘Baby G’ well rested, alert, and ready to play!

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