Your child must sleep in the dark and the reasons (and benefits) will surprise you more than you think.
One of the biggest challenges for parents is getting their little ones to sleep in their own rooms and on their bed; but a bigger one is when you decide he’s old enough to sleep with nighttime support light.
Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil since your child’s developing body takes advantage of night and darkness to regenerate (this also happens in adults).
Importance of sleeping with the light off
The todo mail page explains that while resting in the dark, the body releases a hormone called melatonin, which is the hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. It is necessary for the body to have normal levels of melatonin for a stronger immune system and a better quality of life.
Experts warn that when they refer to NO LIGHT, this includes table lamp, television light or any device, digital clock, computer, etc., this according to the healthy life site.
The same site ensures that it is necessary for children to get used to sleeping in the dark so that they have good sleep habits and their ability to learn is not affected in the future.
But that is not all. A study carried out by the journal Nature, managed to find a relationship between myopia and the presence of light when sleeping; In other words, a child who sleeps with accompanying light is much more predisposed to suffer myopia than one who sleeps in the dark. According to them, this is because in the first years of life the eye is developing and is much more sensitive to light.
On top of that, other reports explain that allowing a baby to sleep with the light on increases the little one’s heart rate.
It is important to note that while a child sleeps, his body is growing and as I explained above, the immune system is strengthened, protecting it from diseases and infections.
Taking all of the above into account, below you will find a list of what happens to the body of a human being – whatever their age – while they sleep in the dark, according to the telemetro page.
From 9 to 11 at night
The number of leukocytes in the blood increases, the body temperature decreases, and the cells of the body go into a process of recovery.
In addition to this, the lymphatic system begins a detoxification process; that is, the body is freed and cleansed of any toxic substance that has been consumed or applied during the day.
From 11 to 1 in the morning
The state of consciousness goes into rest and while this happens the liver detoxifies, at the same time the brain continues its activity.
1 to 3 in the morning
The body goes from a light phase to a deep sleep phase. In those hours the gallbladder begins to detoxify, the liver cleanses the body, lowers blood pressure, pulse and respiration at a slower rate.
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From 3 to 5 in the morning
The airways are cleared along with the pulmonary alveoli. Usually at this time many people cough, sometimes excessively.
From 5 to 7 in the morning
The colon goes into a detoxification process, so there may be the presence of gas, stomach pain that will make you feel the need to go to the bathroom.
It is relevant to point out that from 12 at night to 4 in the morning the bone marrow produces new red blood cells.
Another point to keep in mind is that from 7 to 9 in the morning is the ideal time to have breakfast since the small intestine is ready to absorb the nutrients that are consumed in those foods.
It is appropriate that you take care that your child gets used to sleeping in the dark since you will not only avoid behavioral and learning problems, but also help his whole body to optimal functioning and development.