The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program by Polly MooreFor every parent who struggles with their babys sleep (and for every parent who wishes their toddler had better sleep habits), finally a straightforward, all-natural solution to help baby get the sleep she needs—both through the night and during the day.
A sleep researcher with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Dr. Polly Moore has created a simple, foolproof method based on the basic human rest and activity cycle (BRAC), which occurs every hour and a half. According to the BRAC, baby should go back for a nap a mere 90 minutes after waking up—thats right: 90 minutes.
The program is called N.A.P.S.—Note time when baby wakes up, Add 90 minutes, Play, feed, or pursue other activities, then, at the end of the 90 minutes, Soothe baby back to sleep. When baby wakes up again, whether after a short or a long nap, start the cycle over. And, although it sounds counterintuitive, frequent napping actually helps baby sleep through the night.
In a reassuring and accessible style, Dr. Moore explains how and why the program works; the benefits of napping—a happier, healthier baby with a headstart on cognitive development and emotional intelligence; how to implement it for babies at various ages, from two weeks to a year; and how to use it to solve common sleep programs, such as a babys need to be held, baby waking up too early in the morning, baby getting a second wind before bedtime, baby confusing day and night, and more. The Wire-O-bound book includes a guided journal for recording babys sleepy signals and sleep difficulties, a daily log for keeping track of babys nap times, and space to note babys milestones—all peppered with humorous, inspirational quotes.
The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program
According to sleep researcher Dr. Polly Moore, this might be an easier goal to attain than one would think. Interest piqued? Below, Dr. Moore breaks it down for all of the sleep-starved babies and mamas out there. We say: It sounds simple enough to give a whirl! Your N.
In other words, she can help you put your crying baby to bed. She consulted books and doctors but nothing seemed to help. One day, Moore realized that her daughter would become sleepy roughly 90 minutes after waking, which she knew correlated with research about body clocks. She devised a strategy that helped make sleep less of a chore and more of a purposeful act for her daughter. We spoke to Moore about her new book and her proven techniques on baby sleep. Babies have a minute alertness rhythm. By the time the baby is walking, the baby may be more klutzy.
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Baby Sleep Cycles, An Explanation
Discover a few of the differences—as well as similarities—between the way you and your baby sleep. The next-best group of sleepers—infants over three months—sleep nine to 12 hours per day, plus naps. In comparison, American adults average less than seven hours of sleep per night. Adults spend about 20 to 25 percent of the night in REM sleep, and each sleep cycle takes about 90 to minutes. Furthermore, baby sleep cycles are shorter, lasting only about 50 minutes for the first nine months of life.