Normal sleep has two parts: rapid eye movement (REM) and nonrapid eye movement (NREM). REM is an active form of sleep that is not as deep as NREM sleep. Dreams often happen during REM sleep. NREM sleep is a deep sleep. There are less body movements during this phase and the child breathes at a more regular rate.
Sleep disturbances or problems are very common during infancy and childhood, including having trouble getting your child to bed, nightmares, and night terrors. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding sleep habits and your child, for which we have provided a brief overview.
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Healthy Sleep Habits
Nightmares and Night Terrors
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