Sleep is a natural science.
Have you ever wondered why a rooster begins their day at dawn?
This process is chemical! When exposed to darkness, our bodies begin producing more melatonin to encourage sleep and this chemical is decreased in the morning, causing us to wake up. Many people who are melatonin deficient or need an extra boost occasionally turn to melatonin supplements to encourage a more restful night's sleep.
Circadian Rhythm is instrumental in the process of quality sleep and important in the development of a child's sleep milestones. Quality sleep in children or adults is dependent on the proper amount of sleep, falling asleep at the right time, for the right consolidated period of time.
Circadian Rhythm and New Babies
Developing a sleep pattern won't happen overnight and it will require some patience and practice. It's important to progress your sleep routine at your baby's individual pace. Biologically, there's stages of development as your baby is creating a circadian rhythm. To identify where your baby is at this point requires a little bit of recording.
So a great night's sleep starts with an understanding of our body's chemistry and a little help from the sun!