"Addendum: These recommendations were the topic of some discussion at the Sleep Meeting this year. Like many of my colleagues, I take exception to the recommendation on the infographic that 7-8 hours of sleep may be adequate for some older children and teenagers.
Everyone has to sleep. So it is not surprising that everyone has thoughts about sleep. However the science of sleep suggests that not all of these beliefs are correct. Here are some common myths about sleep in our culture, in no particular order:
Inappropriate sleep onset associations are one of the most important causes of night awakenings in infants, young children, and (rarely) older children. This is a disorder which will respond to behavioral management (or sleep training).
The NYU Baby Sleep Study is examining sleeping, eating, and digestion in healthy infants and infants who may later be diagnosed with developmental disorders. We plan to enroll many thousands of infants in the study. We have three objectives:
The rotation of the earth orbiting the sun – a single star – creates regular day and night cycles. Most organisms take advance of this situation by adapting their lifestyle to being active during one of these phases –