The dream is necessary for people. Some prefer to sleep not only at night, but also in the afternoon. And here for children the daytime sleep is not just desirable, and more likely obligatory.
Dream role in development of the child
The dream is necessary for the child for rest and recuperation which are vital for healthy growth and also for recovery of nervous system. The dream helps the kid to comprehend information obtained in a day and to overwork. Parents should not forget that only at observance of all necessary conditions, including on condition of a continuous and quiet dream, perhaps full development of the child.
These conditions are important not only for night sleep, but also for day.
The value of a daytime sleep and age from which it is possible to refuse it
Any adult, at the mention of the childhood, will surely remember how parents forced to sleep in the afternoon and as there was no wish to do it, but now regrets that it is impossible to turn back the clock. Regarding age, the 2-hour dream is necessary to the child up to 6 years in the afternoon. The age is less, the need to sleep in the afternoon is more. For example, the baby sleeps 18 hours, one-year-old kids – 14 hours, in 5 years the child gives to a dream of 11 hours, and in 6 years – 10 hours. And only to seven-year age, the children's organism can sleep only at night (a monophase dream). Of course, it does not mean that all children of 7 years do not sleep in the afternoon. At them still long time remains need for a daytime sleep which is especially shown in the period of a disease. If to the child not to sleep in the afternoon, then shortly it will be shown in his hyperexcitability, fast fatigue, frequent catarrhal diseases, a delay of physical and mental development.
It is necessary to notice that the sleep deficit changes emotions of children – positive events they perceive less joyfully, and negative – it is much worse, than is actually.
The position of parents who mistakenly believe that if the child does not have a sleep in the afternoon, then at night he will fall asleep quicker and the dream will be stronger is incorrect and wrong. The mistake is that the child without dream will overtire and thereof process of falling asleep can be dragged out for a long time, nightmares will dream at night. So work of the overloaded brain affects. For the parents of the children who are sleeping and not sleeping in the afternoon there is the only rule: for an hour and a half to a dream in the afternoon, with the child it is necessary to play a play of quiet character which activates thought process. It will calm the baby that will promote normal rest. The most important rule for all parents: to see the personality in the child, then he will obey parents and to respect their desires.