Sleep Relapse: Treating Babies With Sleep Disorders


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Sleep regression is a fancy way to say that your baby can be diagnosed and tested to see if he has a sleeping disorder. Most of us feel that sleep deprivation will never lead to any harm to a child, but this is just not the case. In fact, there have been some cases wherein the most basic of sleep requirements have been compromised and a person died as a result. It is for these reasons that parents are advised to bring their child to a sleep regression baby session at least once every three months. There are some parents who skip this altogether but the outcome of their child’s health and life can be much worse than if they had just attended it.

Sleep is one of the most precious gifts that a parent can give to his or her child, which makes it all the more important that you get to feed your baby the best quality of nutrition possible. There are many problems that can develop with a child that is not getting enough sleep, including poor concentration and motor function, irritability, difficulty sleeping, and developmental delays. If these things are left unchecked, then these things can easily deteriorate into serious illnesses and diseases.

Sleep Regression Baby

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Before you think about going to sleep regression baby sessions, you need to first take your baby home. This is where the baby will be evaluated according to his or her sleeping disorder. The doctor will make a profile of your baby, including his or her weight, height, head circumference, ear canal size, and how responsive your baby is to lights. The asleep consultant will then visit your home and set up an appointment right after you bring your baby home.

When you go to sleep regression baby sessions, the consultant will first put your baby to sleep. Then, she will do a complete check on your baby and on your home. She will check to see if there are any physical problems that could be causing your baby’s sleep troubles. She will check your baby’s temperature, hear your baby, check his or her heart rate, check for respiratory problems, and observe your baby’s reactions to certain stimuli. She might also talk to your baby in a soft soothing voice and guide your baby into a comfortable sleep.

You will then be taken to a room where there are a bed and a TV. The objective of sleep regression baby is to identify the possible causes of your baby’s problem. Once identified, the baby’s problems will be dealt with accordingly. There may be physical or emotional reasons that he or she is having sleep difficulties. There could also be some medical conditions or diseases that could be causing these problems.

A Much Ado

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Once you have gone through a complete checkup, the consultant will decide on the right treatment for your baby. If there is indeed a physical problem, there might be physical remedies like physical therapy. If there is a psychological problem, then your baby could undergo psychotherapy. There are several ways to deal with psychological conditions that cause babies to have sleep disorders. However, sleep regression is considered by many to be the best way of dealing with problems associated with sleep.

Sleep regression starts by checking the baby’s temperature at his or her nursery. The baby is placed in a warm room with dim lights. He or she will be kept awake by the light and vibrations caused by the baby’s body. The consultant will slowly move the baby’s arm and listen to the sounds made by the baby’s body as he or she sleeps.

Bottom Line

The baby will have electrodes attached to his or her scalp to listen to the brain activity. This helps the expert to identify what may be causing sleep problems. The results of the analysis will help the doctor or the consultant in prescribing the right medicine or therapy to cure your baby of his or her sleep disorder. Sleep regression is the recommended method of dealing with sleep problems associated with babies.

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