“Will my little one be afraid of the dark while sleeping? Is that why my child is having frequent night wakings? Should I place a night light for him/her?”
These are common concerns that parents have but your child does not require a night light while sleeping!
Why is that so? Light has a great impact on our body’s circadian rhythm, sleep and alertness. Exposure to excess artificial light from a night light:
- Can result in our circadian rhythm being out of sync
- Slow your child’s production of melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep
- Impede transitions between sleep cycles and cause frequent wakings, thereby disrupting sleep and decreasing time spent in restorative stages of sleep
Hence, your little one does not need to have a night light switched on while sleeping!
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