Your Baby's Behavior During Sleep
Is your baby moving around a lot when it sleeps? Or, does your baby wake up and cry out in the middle of the night? These are all completely normal behaviors for your infant. For this article, we will go over some of the common behaviors you might see in your baby when it sleeps.
Your Baby’s Sleeping Environment and Behavior
Your baby’s sleeping environment has an influence on its behavior when it sleeps. Limiting the number of stressors in the room your baby sleeps in is important. The temperature should be between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to not layer your baby too much to prevent overheating and be on the lookout for signs that your infant might be cold. You should also consider the use of a humidifier in the room your infant sleeps in. However, only use humidifiers that are safe to be operated around children. Luckily, Miro produces some of the best ultrasonic humidifiers on the market that are safe and beneficial for your newborn’s health. The Miro NR Max would be a great addition to your infant’s sleeping room as it is built with humidity sensors and can be easily cleaned with just soap and water. The NR Max can help your baby sleep and limit any stress that is caused by cleaning a humidifier.
Behavior When Sleeping
These are some common behaviors that you will notice in your newborn while they sleep:
- Snoring is completely normal behavior for newborns (Wahlberg). However, if you notice persistent snoring contact your doctor as this could be a sign of possible respiratory issues in your infant.
- Your baby will probably twitch in its sleep. This is no cause for concern as babies are known to sleep between active and quiet phases. When your baby is in active sleep, your baby will be more physically animated even though it is sleeping. These behaviors include things like twitching or grinding teeth. Again, these behaviors are completely normal for your baby.
- It is normal for your baby to cry or be vocally active in its sleep. Babies that are in active sleep can cry out and make noises. When you check on your baby, always make sure that your baby is actually awake and not in active sleep. You do not want to disturb your baby if it is sleeping. Finally, consult with your doctor if you notice that your baby is crying too frequently when it is sleeping.
- Your baby’s breathing pattern might change while it sleeps. For example, your infant might breathe faster than normal during some parts of the night. This should not be any cause for concern. However, if you notice that your baby’s breathing is either too fast or too slow for your comfort, contact your doctor immediately to make sure that your baby is fine.
- Your baby will sweat while it sleeps. Even though this is completely normal behavior, make sure that your baby does not have a fever.