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Are you sure you are calm when you sleep?


Sleep is sometimes a sign of stress. The discoveries of recent years have overthrown the practice of caring for many believed.


The mother gives birth, the newborn is "tidied up" and wrapped in a neat little carriage. Her mother may stay close, but most of the time she goes to the New Year's Department so her mother can rest on her paternal patents. According to research published in Biological Psychiatry, this method is a serious source of stress for the newborn.
The separation of mother and baby is a feature of Western culture. Separation is more common if the baby is hurt, has a health problem, or if it is premature. This will put you in the most newborn incubator. Separation of healthy babies is also common, especially after American Children's College Company (AAP) published a bulletin on sleeping together to prevent sudden infant deaths. Man is the only mammal that distinguishes his Newborn. It was thought to be normal, but tests have shown that segregation infuriates the baby. The researchers examined two-day-olds. Maternal-born babies had 176 percent higher sleep-mediated activity and 86 percent less sleep than skin-contact babies.
Dr. John Krystal, the editor of the page transports the results like this: "The research looked at the elemental effect of separation. We have known that it causes stress, but this research proves that isolation is the greatest source of stress for the newborn."

Do people deserve worse?

But why has this discovery counted so much innovation? Anyone who is a bit at home in research in biology, ethology or physiology is sure to hit the forefront: Why haven't we thought about it before? In animal experiments, if the researcher intentionally wants to cause stress, the first and easiest solution is to separate the puppy from the mother. This is a common, well-known method. So it is well known that puppies cause dangerous stress, and segregation of human puppies is usually, especially in the area where the baby should be best protected from stress (ill, premature).
- Making skin contact could resolve this contradiction. Our results may be the first steps to understanding why skin-contact babies "work better" than those who started life in an incubator - He told dr. Barak Morgan, one of the contributors to the research. According to the researchers, further studies are needed to understand how separation affects the newborn and to find out that the effect is immediate or prolonged.

Did you learn to sleep?

Another study confirms that babies with sleep-deprived babies have high levels of stress hormones even when they seem to be asleep, meaning they have "learned to sleep." In the early days of sleeping, the baby also feels that the baby is under stress, as the little one persistently cries out in the cramped bed. On the third or fourth day, most babies seem to be restless for a short while before dreaming. Today, when the levels of one of the stress hormones (cortisol) can be measured without disturbing the child, more research has begun in the area. It has also been found that post-fasting infants continue to have high levels of cortisol, ie high levels of physiological anxiety, but suppresses the natural signs of anxiety. The baby seems to be sleeping soundly. The effect of persistently high levels of cortisol on the baby's nervous system is not yet known. However, more and more data confirm that those who had high levels of cortisol in their infancy had problems with their stressful abilities even in adulthood.

Sleep itself can be a sign of stress

Newborn babies, if not disturbed by anything and nothing, are put on a minimum of twelve times a day to be able to breastfeed. But at most births this is not what mothers experience. The baby sleeps up to five at a time, and even falls asleep on her breast, barely starting to breastfeed. There are several possible causes of thinning: from the effects of anesthesia, sedation, analgesia during childbirth, to the yellowing of the baby to the stress of the baby. In babies where babies are not around 24 hours a day with their mother, the baby's impulse rhythm is almost certain. No one comforts them after discomfort during separation (vaccinations, examinations, injections, blood tests, blood glucose tests), so they remain high in stress hormone levels but fatigued. According to some studies, babies can also choose to respond to stress by sleeping, as shown in the following movie.

Let's listen to our mother!

Unfortunately, today, it has to be proven by scientific examinations, which is actually plausible. Most mothers themselves find that holding a baby in her arms, on her body, infants sleep more peacefully if the newborn is not sent, breastfeeding, to make contact with him. Nobody says that it would be acceptable to put a newborn person under extreme stress, usually in isolation.
There is increasing evidence to support this distinctive malady, and surely doctors will accept skin contact, treat the mother and baby all the same, but still remain confident.