Every living creature needs to sleep. It is the primary activity of the brain during early development. Circadian rhythms, or the sleep-wake cycle, are regulated by light and dark and these rhythms take time to develop, resulting in the irregular sleep schedules of newborns. The rhythms begin to develop at about six weeks, and by three to six months most infants have a regular sleep-wake cycle. 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 Problems: Your Child: University of Michigan Health System
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Baby's sleep cycle is getting closer to yours, and your little one may be feeding less often at night. But don't assume you'll be hitting the snooze button just yet. At this stage, "sleeping through the night" is considered to be a stretch of only 5 or 6 hours. But the range of normal is still very wide.
Markham I'm desperate to get some sleep. Our 12 month old son is still sleeping in our bed. Is it possible to get him to sleep through the night — in his own bed?! Dear Exhausted, The challenge with babies is that their genetic makeup is essentially from the stone-age.