For weeks you do not have to stay awake because the baby has a regular bedtime schedule. Just wake up moments to breastfeed. But then the ‘sleeping calm’ is disturbed because the baby wakes up every hour and again keeps you awake at midnight.
The condition of the baby is called sleep regression or often gets the nickname ‘destroyer’ baby sleep schedule. What is sleep regression?
“18 month sleep regression occurs for about one to four weeks when a baby or child who has had a regular and restful sleep schedule suddenly shows very different sleep habits often wake up, anxious, fussy, good nighttime sleep during the day,” said an expert, who is also the founder of a sleep research institute that focuses on infant sleep patterns.
Surely this is very annoying, considering you are calm and comfortable with baby sleep patterns that have been formed but then ‘broken’ just like that. If you experience this condition you need not worry, because sleep regression is temporary.
“The most common age of sleep regression is three to five months, and then eight to ten months, and 18 months and 2 years, basically this condition can happen to anyone, even adults,” an expert said.
The condition can occur due to psychological changes and behavior over time. For example anxiety, the child can feel the environment more or may feel uncomfortable with a new atmosphere that you are not aware of.
“To overcome it you do not need to do a special thing, just make the baby comfortable, can with hugs, hugs, breastfeeding and make sure the atmosphere does not make the baby feel foreign,”