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Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of it is at night.

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Are naps healthy?

Yes

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Napping is supported by research as being healthy and beneficial.
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Are naps good for you?

They can be

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Naps can go a long way to improving your health if your lifestyle & schedule interferes with getting enough restorative sleep.Those recovering from an illness, or relaxing after prolonged exertion need extra rest. Growing teens may need an extra hour or 2 /night. Beyond these situations, a healthy adult getting 8 hours/night likely gains little.
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Are small naps healthy?

Can be

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Most naps up to 45 min in length will not interfere with normal nighttime sleeping routines. It may provide a way to catch up for a sleep deficit or assist in maintaining a healthy lifestyle if your evening & morning schedule cannot be changed to allow longer night sleep.
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Can my baby nap on her tummy?

No

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"Back to Sleep" is designed to help lower the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or crib death. Babies who can't roll over are at a much greater risk of SIDS if they sleep (or nap) on their tummies or sides. So, until they can roll over well, put them "Back to Sleep."
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When should my baby take naps?

When he's sleepy

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Newborn: 2-4 hours at a stretch 24 hours a day. One to 2 months: Longer stretches about 4 times a day. 3-6 months: 2-3 naps a day. 7-9 months: 2 naps a day, until about 18 months, when it'll be one nap a day. Using these ages and times as ballpark figures, you can schedule meals and activities so that you can plan baby naps and mommy free time.
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can a child be too old to nap?

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Adolescents have a need to sleep a lot. Besides they stay awake late then they feel tired during the day. If pt takes medicines may be a side effect. If pt falls sleep often while sitting or quiet may be investigated for narcolepsy.
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When do babies usually take naps?

Several times a day

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One-year old babies nap about 3 times a day, usually after a feeding and some play-time. As long as a baby is happy and thriving, it is not that important whether the baby naps two, three, or four times a day.
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Dr. Gary Kilgo answered:

Why do long naps cause headaches?

Altered routine

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A trigger for migraine in some people is alteration in their routine which includes sleep. It is better to keep the same routine for sleep, eating etc to avoid this trigger. Another problem may be the position you sleep. If it is on a sofa or you dont have the right pillow, neck pain and muscle spasm may cause a headache.
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Can naps increase brain function?

Depends on situation

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Mental performance will be at its best when a person is well rested, well fed,not ill and in a comfortable setting. Sleep deprivation causes a predictable decline in performance. To this extent, naps that help one catch up with a sleep deficit will be helpful. Most mature adults can function well on 7-8 hours of sleep/24h. Performance in excess of capability is unlikely due to extra sleep.
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Tinnitus Loud ringing after a nap?

Silence causes incre

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Tinnitus is more prominent in a silent room and you probably nap in a situation where there is little noise so you become more aware of it when you wake up . Tinnitus can be related to loss of hearing and you might want to have an audiologist look at this. Tinnitus is less prominent during the day when there is other noise in your environment to mask the ringing.
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